Lt 189, 1898

1898

Lt 189, 1898

Starr, Brother and Sister

“Sunnyside,” Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

July 31, 1898

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother and Sister Starr:

Brother Caro asked me if I would counsel you to go to Melbourne at this time to attend the medical missionary meeting that was to be held in Melbourne. I would say you are on the ground and can better appreciate the situation than we can. I would be much pleased to have you attend the meeting in Melbourne, but if Elder Haskell remains here over the Sabbath, which I think he should do, it will leave Stanmore rather barren. Lt189-1898.1

The Ashfield church will need someone to take the work there. I leave this matter wholly on your own judgment. I would not be able to decide your duty, but may the Lord give you wisdom and you feel clear to decide what you will do. Lt189-1898.2

Brother Haskell is now attending meeting about twelve miles from here, toward Newcastle, then he speaks in the church at this place. Lt189-1898.3

I am getting my American mail ready. It has made it rather bad for me, having so much company just now. We have Brother Morse and Brother Caro. We are glad to have them here, but [I will be exhausted] if they draw on me to counsel them, and this is my tax just now. Maggie Hare leaves here for New Zealand. Circumstances at home require this, and I consented to have her go. She will probably be at Brother Baker’s or your place tonight. I send this letter by her. Lt189-1898.4

In much love. Lt189-1898

I feel very sorry for Maggie and sorry for myself. She will come back as soon as possible. Lt189-1898.5