Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 21 (1906)


Lt 254, 1906

Haskell, Brother and Sister

Oakland, California

July 30, 1906

Portions of this letter are published in 6Bio 110.

Dear Brother and Sister Haskell:

Last night I was very sick. Sara did all she could for me with hot water bags and with fomentations. I had severe pain around my heart. I could not take a full breath without suffering excruciating pain. Sara worked over me until nearly midnight, and I felt relieved. I thought it would be best for me to return to my home, with the promise that if it were essential I would return to Oakland, if I improved healthwise. 21LtMs, Lt 254, 1906, par. 1

July 31, 1906

I can write you but a few lines. My sickness has made me very weak. But notwithstanding this, I have written several pages in my diary. It was not completed, but I left it for Willie to read to the leading men in the work. As soon as I can, I will have it copied, and you shall have a copy. 21LtMs, Lt 254, 1906, par. 2

But I would like to have you both, and all of your workers that can be spared, come to Oakland just now. We will give you all the help we can. We want the work here to be carried forward in the same way you have carried it on in other places. There is to be no stone left unturned to lead souls to find the treasure, the hidden treasure of Bible truth. I will not force anything, but the interest that has forced itself upon us now demands special methods to find the treasure. You can give the needed help in opening the Scriptures to those who are ready to receive. 21LtMs, Lt 254, 1906, par. 3

Whenever you care to, you can come right to our office and spend as much time as desired. There is a four-roomed cottage near my house, and you may occupy this any time you desire to get away and make use of the advantages we have. We think a suitable building can be rented for the work in Oakland. 21LtMs, Lt 254, 1906, par. 4

This is all I can say. May the Lord give you light and grace, that you may decide just right. I now leave this for you to decide. 21LtMs, Lt 254, 1906, par. 5

In much love. 21LtMs, Lt 254, 1906, par. 6