Manuscript Releases, vol. 5 [Nos. 260-346]


MR No. 310—Concerning Ellen White's Marriage

We were in Paris, Maine, with the Stowell's. Here this man came and he said he had a beautiful conveyance, and he would convey me right to different places where I wanted to go, around by Vermont, and then around by Massachusetts. 5MR 208.1

“No, sir. You cannot do that.” 5MR 208.2

He said the Lord had told him he must. 5MR 208.3

“No,” said I, “He has not.... I have had my special orders. I may trust Elder James White.” I never expected to be married.... 5MR 208.4

It was not over a year, before James White talked it over with me. He said something had come up, and he should have to go away and leave me to go with whomsoever I would, or we must be married. He said something had got to be done. So we were married, and have been married ever since. Although he is dead, I feel that he is the best man that ever trod shoe leather.—Document File 733c, pp. 8, 10, 11. (Interview with Mrs. E. G. White, regarding early experiences.) 5MR 208.5

Released September 15, 1972.