Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 25 (1910 - 1915)


Lt 58a, 1910

Irwin, G. A.

Napa, California

June 30, 1910

Portions of this letter are published in 9MR 153.

Elder G. A. Irwin

Dear Brother:

The impression has been received by some at the camp-meeting that I made reference to Elder Haskell, when I spoke of the effort that has been made to arouse our people to sense their responsibilities regarding the work to be done in the large cities. 25LtMs, Lt 58a, 1910, par. 1

I spoke of the duty resting upon conference presidents to understand the necessities of our large, congested cities, and of the necessity that special attention shall be given to these neglected, unworked cities; and I referred to the fact that the president of our General Conference has neglected his duty regarding this work. It is time that there shall be a general waking up to our responsibilities in this matter. There is a great work neglected that should be faithfully undertaken. 25LtMs, Lt 58a, 1910, par. 2

Elder Haskell has endeavored to do his duty; he has worked faithfully, and goes beyond his physical strength, and needs to be restrained in the place of being urged to do more work. 25LtMs, Lt 58a, 1910, par. 3

I have written this because no names were mentioned, and it was supposed by some that I referred to Elder Haskell. 25LtMs, Lt 58a, 1910, par. 4