Lt 259, 1899


Lt 259, 1899

Jones, C. H.

Sunnyside, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

June 20, 1899

Previously unpublished.

I address this letter to Brother C. H. Jones and those connected with him in the work. Lt259-1899.1

We need a printing press very much, and as you have been getting new presses, could you not donate the one you do not now need, to come to this country, Cooranbong? We need a press very much, that we may get off interesting matter in leaflets and small tracts and in a small [paper] give the incidents in the work. Lt259-1899.2

I have used up and hired money to carry forward the work. I have this morning given my note for two hundred pounds at six percent interest to erect the meetinghouse in Newcastle. One of our brethren has taken the house on contract, to be completed in seven weeks. If the contractor can purchase the lumber with money down, he can obtain better terms. One man recently come to the faith loaned money to purchase the land, and was loath to let more money go, for he will not take mortgages. He was asked if he would take Mrs. White’s note, and loan the money to her. He answered readily, “I will.” His wife also assented, so Elder Starr came from Newcastle last night, and before my lamp was put out he laid the matter before me. Willie came in and they both explained matters, and my name was put to the paper, for this loan, two years. Lt259-1899.3

I divided one hundred pounds toward Brisbane church and Newcastle church. Of that money sent me in the Scott note, one hundred is divided for sanitarium and our hospital. Lt259-1899.4

I appropriated ten pounds for tent in which they have held their [meetings] since the camp meetings. It is now the wet season and we must provide a house of worship in Newcastle. It cannot be avoided. The remaining portion of the money sent is also to be appropriated to the advancing work here on the ground, as is needed in furnishing the hospital. Lt259-1899.5

We have nothing to pay for a press, and we need it badly. Will you accommodate us in this? If you can do this at once, we will be very thankful. The work here could be much advanced in having a press to aid us in doing the work. Lt259-1899.6