Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 21 (1906)


Lt 331, 1906

Cobb, S. M.

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

October 24, 1906

Previously unpublished.

My Brother [S. M.] Cobb:

I was conversing with you and saying that we have a great work before us in these last days, and we must consider that the work must go evenly, not exaggerated in any point. The physician’s wages must not be placed [so] high for we are ministers and people having a grand work before us. I was in the night season conversing with you, and I said that you have placed the wages of Dr. Beaker [?] too high. You must consider our work is to go to many places. Physicians and ministers must act their part as doing the work God has given them to do and not draw from the treasury, in the case of one physician, a large price. 21LtMs, Lt 331, 1906, par. 1

I will find the letter written to Brother Holden. He was an experienced physician. We needed him, but his services were above the average; and there must not be a preference. Your wife is in danger of influencing her husband altogether too strongly. We are God’s workmen and physicians must practice self-denial just as verily as the ministers. 21LtMs, Lt 331, 1906, par. 2

The same men who came to Australia from Battle Creek were not prepared to take the work in the humble way that the workers have had to do, but they had received the impression that they must put on an appearance of influence. 21LtMs, Lt 331, 1906, par. 3