Lt 125, 1899

Lt 125, 1899

Daniells, A. G.; Robinson, A. T.

“Sunnyside,” Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

August 17, 1899

Previously unpublished. +Note

Dear Brethren Daniells and A. T. Robinson:

W. C. White was speaking to me in reference to two old men coming to Cooranbong. At first I felt disagreeable at the thought, but then I put away all such feelings. This is the place where these persons could be cared for, and they will be close beside the meetinghouse, where they can have church privileges. If this is considered the best thing to do, Brother Tucker’s legacy could defray the expenses. The Retreat is heavily in debt. I think it would be a good thing for the afflicted ones to be in such a comfortable, wholesome place. Brother Tucker was happy every moment of his stay here, and [he] enjoyed the wholesome atmosphere. As the Retreat will be completed in a short time, we will be able to accommodate them. 14LtMs, Lt 125, 1899, par. 1

W. C. White said that you were anxious to have him go to Melbourne, but it is well he did not go. He proposes to give half his time to my work and half to the school business and other lines. I do not propose to accept any such proposition. When he is compelled to tax his mind as fully as it should be if he engages in business matters, it is too much to put upon him the work that needs a fresh mind. I want him to take hold of the testimonies, which should have been brought out long ago, and given to the people, but I have not been able to obtain help. 14LtMs, Lt 125, 1899, par. 2

My book on temperance should be in circulation, but what mind have I to handle these books? W. C. White could do this work. I am greatly troubled over this matter. I must have the work done, but I cannot get W. C. White’s time. Sometimes I have thought it would be best for me to go to America and get this work done. There is need of careful, critical, sharp thinking to be put into this work, to know what shall be brought before the people, and what shall be left unsaid. You know that there is not one in this house who can give me the help. I cannot get the right kind of help anywhere. 14LtMs, Lt 125, 1899, par. 3

W. C. White has given no time to the book on Christian education. 14LtMs, Lt 125, 1899, par. 4

I cannot consent to attend camp meetings this year, unless it be the meeting at Maitland. It is too much for me. I am trusting in the Lord. I am grateful for the strength and grace I have received. I am very desirous to speak to the people, but it costs me too much. The writing I have to do for America is large. 14LtMs, Lt 125, 1899, par. 5