Manuscript Release No. 728

Thursday, October 19, 1876, Battle Creek, Michigan, Ellen White to W.C. & Mary White

Dear Children Willie and Mary,

We have decided to have the printers go on my book and not transport these books across the plains again. Part of the book is here already printed. We shall not have them stereotyped, because we shall not wait to have matters of my book so very, very exact, but get out this first edition and get it in market. Then we can take time to get out a more perfect edition on [the] Pacific Coast and have [it] stereotyped, then your father's and my life will be written and printed in the Pacific Printing Office. But we have all used our best judgment and think we had better remain here till December and complete this edition.... MR728 17.6

Mary Clough feels that she cannot break off from this book again. She wants to see it completed. We will therefore do our utmost to accomplish this object and as soon as [it is] done, come right along.—Letter 45, 1876, pp. 1, 2. MR728 18.1