Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 25 (1910 - 1915)


Lt 19, 1910

Starr, Brother and Sister [G. B.]

“Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California

January 1910

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother and Sister Starr:

I have written you a letter, but I cannot find it. I have had so many letters to write, and I think I know just where they are, but they are not to be found. 25LtMs, Lt 19, 1910, par. 1

I am much pleased to read your letter and to learn that you are at Melrose. Elder Starr has written me that you have been advised to take your position in Melrose. This I subscribe to heartily. 25LtMs, Lt 19, 1910, par. 2

I have felt very sad. I would like to hear in regard to your opinion of the place. I have felt heartsick every time I have thought of the place and was so relieved when I heard you and your wife are to be in Melrose. I have been working constantly in writing and preparing matter to be republished. I expect you will visit Portland and the place called Deering’s Oaks, near where our meetinghouse is erected. 25LtMs, Lt 19, 1910, par. 3

I shall be so glad to meet you again. We expect sometime to meet you when the cold weather is past. We received your letter of invitation to visit you. I could not come East until cold weather is over. I hoped that Brother and Sister ________ would unite with you, and maybe they will. I hoped you could both unite in your labors. Obedience is better than sacrifice, and to hearken is well pleasing to God. 25LtMs, Lt 19, 1910, par. 4