Life Sketches of Ellen G. White


In Colorado

On the way from Denver to Walling's Mills, the mountain retreat where my husband was spending the summer months, we stopped in Boulder City, and beheld with joy our canvas meetinghouse, where Elder Cornell was holding a series of meetings. We found a quiet retreat in the comfortable home of Sister Dartt. The tent had been loaned to hold temperance meetings in; and by special invitation, I spoke to a tent full of attentive hearers. LS 235.3

Monday, August 8, I met my husband, and found him much improved in health, cheerful and active, for which I felt thankful to God. LS 235.4

Our family were all present in the mountains but our son Edson. My husband and children thought that as I was much worn, having labored almost constantly since the Oregon camp meeting, it was my privilege to rest; but my mind was impressed to attend the Eastern camp meetings, especially the one in Massachusetts. LS 235.5

We received a letter from Brother Haskell, urging us both to attend the camp meeting; but if my husband could not come, he wished me to come if possible. I read the letter to my husband, and after a few moments’ silence, he said, “Ellen, you will have to attend the New England camp meeting.” LS 236.1

The next day Edith Donaldson and I packed our trunks. At two o'clock in the morning, favored with the light of the moon, we started for the cars, and at half past six we stepped on board the train at Black Hawk. The journey was anything but pleasant, for the heat was intense. LS 236.2

Upon arriving at Battle Creek, we learned that an appointment had been made for me to speak Sunday evening in the mammoth tent pitched on the College grounds. The tent was filled to overflowing, and my heart was drawn out in earnest appeals to the people LS 236.3

I tarried in Battle Creek but a very short time, and then, accompanied by sister Mary Smith Abbey and Elder E. W. Farnsworth, I was again on the wing, bound for the East. LS 236.4