Lt 40, 1880

Lt 40, 1880

White, W. C.; White, Mary

Clyde, Ohio

September 18, 1880

Previously unpublished.

Dear Children:

We have a beautiful ground. The fair ground is one mile from the city of Clyde. There are more than usual at the Ohio camp meeting. We did not get upon the ground until Thursday about midnight. Meeting had been in session since Wednesday evening. There seemed to be a good interest to hear from the first. Their social meetings were characterized by a spirit of tenderness and promptness in bearing their testimony. 3LtMs, Lt 40, 1880, par. 1

Father spoke Friday forenoon, Elder [J. O.] Corliss in the afternoon. I spoke in the evening to a large congregation. Many were unbelievers from the city. My text, “Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, etc.” Luke 21:34. 3LtMs, Lt 40, 1880, par. 2

The word spoken seemed to impress the congregation. The Lord gave me great power before the people. Sabbath morning I spoke about half an hour in the social meeting in regard to the dangers of our people not having home religion, giving way to fretfulness, impatience, selfishness, love of the world, envy and uncharitableness. Satan blinds the eyes so that ... [Remainder missing.] 3LtMs, Lt 40, 1880, par. 3