Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 21 (1906)


Lt 364, 1906

Hopkins, Hannah Sawyer

St. Helena, California

November 16, 1906

Previously unpublished.

Mrs. Hannah Sawyer-Hopkins

Dear Sister:

I have received your letter and will write a brief reply today. I think your plan to secure a small piece of land to cultivate is a good one. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 1

I will make inquiry to see if a suitable piece of land can be found near here. How would you and Robert like to live near St. Helena? I think that there are pieces of land that could be purchased with the means you have at your disposal. You might cultivate a small piece of land, and raise much of your own produce, and at the same time be where you can help the church by your experience. I will gladly release your money that I now hold, if you desire it to use in purchasing a home. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 2

I have not had any evidence that Robert Sawyer should go to work at Loma Linda. He has worked hard where he now is, but his work has not been appreciated as it should be. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 3

I have been and am still suffering with influenza. Last Sabbath and Sunday I spoke in San Francisco to a large audience and was poisoned by the many breathes. I am now improving in health, but I must be careful on this point. I was much pleased to have the privilege of speaking in the church at San Francisco. My husband and I and a few others worked together to obtain the means to erect this building. It would have been a serious loss if this church had been destroyed, but it was not seriously injured by the earthquake. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 4

W. C. White has been away from home, visiting in the East, but we hope he will return next week. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 5

For the last three months we have had lovely weather. It rained two or three days about the first of November, and we had a small shower yesterday forenoon. This is all the rain we have had thus far this fall. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 6

Daylight is now coming on. I have had trouble with my cough, so I get up and dress, as I do not cough so much when I am sitting down. Sara has nearly as hard a cold as I. But I thank the Lord for His goodness to me in my old age. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 7

I would be pleased to visit the sanitarium at Paradise Valley, but the work at home is very pressing. It is important for me to be with my workers; for there is much that the people should have, and must have soon; and when I am away from home, the work of publishing my articles and books is delayed. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 8

I shall be very glad if you can find some suitable place to locate where you can have a little place all your own. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 9

Remember me kindly to Sister Gotzian and to other friends in the sanitarium. I am looking unto the Author and Finisher of our faith. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 10

With love. 21LtMs, Lt 364, 1906, par. 11