Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 23 (1908)


Lt 256, 1908

Haskell, S. N.

St. Helena, California

September 13, 1908

Portions of this letter are published in 6Bio 180.

Elder S. N. Haskell
Box 597
Oakland, California

Dear Brother Haskell:

I lay awake many hours last night in perplexity, fearing lest I am taking too great responsibility on myself in regard to the proposed school location at Buena Vista. I wish to say to you now, Do not let any words of mine influence you or the committee to a hasty decision. Weigh the question well in all its bearings, and thoroughly investigate the advantages and disadvantages of the place. Some say there is but little feed on the place. Consider all these things, and let not my urgent desire that the place be secured lead you to make hasty decisions. I do not feel that I want the decision of this question to rest with me. 23LtMs, Lt 256, 1908, par. 1

I had only a hasty view of the place at Buena Vista; and while it corresponded to a place that had been shown me, I do not want you to feel that you must secure it on that account. I hope that you and Brethren Cottrell and Covell and the locating committee will view the question from all points. I shall leave this matter to be settled by the committee; and if they decide unfavorably regarding this place, I shall wait patiently until something further is offered where we can be supplied with water and woodlands. What we need is mountain advantages, where we can have an abundance of pure, soft water that is not poisoned by the schemes of men. 23LtMs, Lt 256, 1908, par. 2