Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 23 (1908)


Lt 98, 1908

Gotzian, J.

St. Helena, California

April 1, 1908

Previously unpublished.

Mrs. J. Gotzian

Dear Sister Gotzian:

It is my conviction that it would be for your best interests to ask Brother Sutherland to act as your business agent, and to take the burden of disposing of your property. I have full confidence in his ability to discern that which needs to be done. If you will place your business in his hands, I believe it will be wisely and honestly conducted to your advantage. Therefore I would advise that you give him your confidence and allow him to act for you. 23LtMs, Lt 98, 1908, par. 1

The Lord would not have you in continual anxiety concerning your business affairs. If I were in your place, I would relieve myself of some of these burdens and recognize Brother Sutherland as one who will manage these matters so that I would not be a loser. Of course the property may remain under your supervision, but it would be better to place it in the hands of some one, as Brother Sutherland, who has demonstrated his ability as a capable financier and who is reliable. Unless you do have some such person as this to act for you, I fear that you will suffer loss. 23LtMs, Lt 98, 1908, par. 2

You are at a distance from your property, and it would be inconvenient and expensive for you to be required frequently to make the long journey to Oregon in order to look after your interests there. I hope that you may, as you desire, be able soon to dispose of your property at a good price. Talk these matters over freely with Brother Sutherland. He is a man who, I believe, is true to the service of God and true to the interests of his brethren. 23LtMs, Lt 98, 1908, par. 3

I would be greatly pleased to visit the Paradise Valley Sanitarium at this season of the year. But I have heavy burdens to bear here in preparing important matter that should be printed. 23LtMs, Lt 98, 1908, par. 4

I am thankful that Brother and Sister Cummings are carrying the work so well. May the Lord bless them and keep them in health physically and spiritually. We need great steadfastness of purpose to walk and work after the Lord’s planning. 23LtMs, Lt 98, 1908, par. 5