Manuscript Releases, vol. 6 [Nos. 347-418]


MR No. 357—Regarding J. N. Andrews

We cannot all labor in the same armor.... He [Elder Andrews] is shortening his days because he lifts the burdens all himself. He thinks no one can make a success unless his plans and ideas of carrying forward the work are exactly after his own order.... He believes his ideas and ways the only right way. Is it so? No. No.—Letter 49, 1876, pp. 4, 5. (To “Dear Husband,” undated.) 6MR 114.1

Brother V came to us, and we tried to do our duty to him. But when he returned to Switzerland, and when Elder Andrews visited that country, he did not do by Elder Andrews as we had done by him. He did not help Elder Andrews as we had a right to expect he would. He created suspicion and jealousy of Elder Andrews. He did not give the correct translation of his teachings, but made some of his remarks to be regarded with disfavor because they were made stronger than Elder Andrews designed to give them.—Letter 2a, 1878, p. 6. (To “Dear Brethren in Switzerland,” August 29, 1878.) 6MR 114.2

He is over conscientious, and he feels terribly over things that ought not to disturb his peace at all.—Letter 1, 1879. (To S. N. Haskell, January 27, 1879.) 6MR 114.3

From what has been shown me, Brother Andrews, at times, felt that he would give his life could my husband be in health of mind and body, and take his place in the work as he had done.—Letter 13, 1869, p. 8. (To Sisters Harriet, Cornelia and Martha, September 24, 1869.) 6MR 114.4

Released January 23, 1974.