Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 23 (1908)


Lt 240, 1908

Haskell, Brother and Sister

Los Angeles, California

August 16, 1908

Portions of this letter are published in 8MR 19; 6Bio 179. +Note

Elder S. N. Haskell
Box 597
Oakland, California

Dear Brother and Sister Haskell:

We have received and read with much interest the letters you have written relating to the property near Buena Vista which you regard as a good school location. In reply I would say that we are favorably impressed with your description of the place. Your letter was a very interesting one, and the place you describe is certainly worthy of immediate investigation. If you obtain an offer for it, please write and let us know. We desire to come into such a place as you have described for our school and sanitarium work. 23LtMs, Lt 240, 1908, par. 1

The conditions of the Madison place near Nashville were certainly not so good in some respects as those you describe in your letter. I know there are other places that I have not seen with my natural eyes that more fully meet the demands of our work than does the Madison school property; but it was in the order of God that this property should be secured. I have been hoping and praying that we might find these places for the establishment of our school work in the California Conference. 23LtMs, Lt 240, 1908, par. 2

I have had three buildings presented before me which I have not seen with my natural eyes. Two of these were in the southern field and one in California. I hope to see all these three buildings at some time. 23LtMs, Lt 240, 1908, par. 3

I have been quite sick since coming to Southern California and am still weak. We came to the Glendale Sanitarium this morning. A Brother Crocker of Los Angeles brought Sara and Minnie Hawkins and myself out in his automobile. The camp-meeting has been extended for another week. There is a very deep interest in the meetings; the large tent is filled every evening, and at some of the meetings it has been difficult for many to find seats. Some outsiders are receiving the truth. Last Sabbath seven persons took their stand. I wish you might have been here with us. I am hoping to be strong enough to speak again tomorrow afternoon. 23LtMs, Lt 240, 1908, par. 4

We shall be glad to hear from you again in regard to the school property. I was very pleased with the description you gave of the buildings now being used for barns. These can be made to serve an excellent purpose for our school work. And I count as one of the greatest advantages of this place the abundance of good water. I hope that we shall be able to secure an offer of the place at a price that we can consider. 23LtMs, Lt 240, 1908, par. 5