Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 23 (1908)


Lt 152, 1908

Hall, L. M.

St. Helena, California

May 12, 1908

Portions of this letter are published in 12MR 262.

Mrs. L. M. Hall
Barbour Street
Battle Creek, Michigan

Dear Sister:

I wish I could see you. How long do you think you will remain in Battle Creek? 23LtMs, Lt 152, 1908, par. 1

I have recently made a journey to Lake County, and I stood it much better than I expected. I will enclose with this an account of our trip. If it were possible I would like to secure a little place where I can go at times from the pressure of the work here. Especially would I enjoy such a place in the hot season of the year. I was much pleased with the scenery on the way to Lakeport. 23LtMs, Lt 152, 1908, par. 2

On our return journey we spent a few hours at the home of Brother Workman who has rented a fruit farm in a valley among the mountains ten miles back from Kellogg. Mr. Workman has been sick, but in this place among the mountains he can support himself. 23LtMs, Lt 152, 1908, par. 3

The eldest son of this Brother Workman is Mabel’s husband. They are still in Washington, working their way through school. Mabel cannot apply herself to study so closely as her husband; her eyes will not permit it. 23LtMs, Lt 152, 1908, par. 4

We have just returned from attending the camp-meeting at Lodi. The meeting was a very harmonious one, and for this we thank the Lord. Sister Haskell, Sister Bainbridge, Dr. Maria L. Edwards, and Dr. Lillis Wood-Starr gave instruction in health and temperance lines, and some members of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union worked with them. From beginning to close a genuine work went forward. This is the first camp-meeting that has been held in Lodi, and the impression made upon the community was good. 23LtMs, Lt 152, 1908, par. 5

Elder Haskell and his wife carried their responsibilities wisely. Elder Haskell could speak positively in regard to the testimonies of the Spirit of Prophecy and of the work that God had accomplished through them. It was pleasing to see the spirit of liberality that existed and the willingness to help in many lines of work. We hope that a true report of the work done here will be given in our papers. Many books were sold, and this will mean that light will shine to believers and unbelievers. 23LtMs, Lt 152, 1908, par. 6

One day during the meeting, Brother Hansen, a member of the Lodi church, took me to ride through the orchards and vineyards that lie around the town of Lodi. Sara and Minnie Hawkins accompanied me. He had a carriage similar to our large carriage, with easy cushioned seats. We rode for fifteen miles upon a perfect road. The country is very level. We enjoyed this very much, but it was my last ride in that place. 23LtMs, Lt 152, 1908, par. 7

I have a request to make of you. Could you not have some of the children at the Home gather clover blossoms for me? I will pay them for doing this. I understand that at the Orphans’ Home there are fields of clover. 23LtMs, Lt 152, 1908, par. 8

With love. 23LtMs, Lt 152, 1908, par. 9