Lt 104, 1890

Lt 104, 1890

White, W. C.

Petoskey, Michigan

August 23, 1890

Previously unpublished.

Dear Willie:

I received your letter and will say I freely indorse any note you may send me in your behalf. 6LtMs, Lt 104, 1890, par. 1

I have just returned from Garmire’s. We see that nothing can be done for him at present. I am very sorry, for I hoped he had seen his error and would confess his wrongs and be a converted man. He holds fast to Annie’s visions. He is all astray and a very smart man, and can by his apparent honesty deceive souls. He talks Bible but misinterprets the Scriptures, places their fulfilment in wrong places. 6LtMs, Lt 104, 1890, par. 2

Why did you not send the note for me to sign? I could not see any note. I am not sorry that you have decided to take the Osborn place. I think it will make you a good home. What about the other money that must be raised? Where do you get it? Go to Brother Putman and ask him if he cannot loan you some money and I will indorse my name to the note if you wish. 6LtMs, Lt 104, 1890, par. 3

I almost wish I was in Battle Creek. It is still very nice here. There has been some cold, stormy weather and I hardly know what to do. Today was beautiful but cool. I think sometimes I will come back directly; then I do not know as it is best. There are poor souls whom I have promised to see, four miles out, and they look to my coming with great anticipation. I spoke today with great freedom and the Lord was with us. Many tears were shed. One sister came to the door to bid me goodbye. Her shawl revealed the great drops of tears that had bedewed it. I understand Brother Parmalee is coming out all straight. Sister Parmalee is still not clear. Sister Marks goes very soon to Colorado, I understand. Garmire will be a hindrance to the work here in some things. 6LtMs, Lt 104, 1890, par. 4

But I feel so anxious we should have, just now, Bible workers. The hay fever subjects are here and now the Assembly has broken up. We think some good might be done in canvassing for Volume 1 [Patriarchs and Prophets] and Volume 4 [The Great Controversy] if there were judicious persons to do this work. How would Sister Lane do? She could speak to the people on Sabbath when we leave and could canvass and could give Bible readings. Then have some one or two others come, and go to different places and see what can be done, and thus prepare now. The excitement of the Assemblies creates an interest in reading matter. I am sure this field should be entered and worked. I do hope it will be done soon. Elder Lay leaves for different places as soon as he can get off, but there is work to do right here and in [the] vicinity at present. I hope that some one will be here to speak every Sabbath for some time in the future. The church is hired for three months and paid for and the meetings should be kept up. 6LtMs, Lt 104, 1890, par. 5

Sister Whitney and Marian exercise considerably. We are all hearty and doing well. Love to all. 6LtMs, Lt 104, 1890, par. 6