Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 21 (1906)


Lt 382, 1906

Haskell, Brother and Sister

Oakland, California

December 14, 1906

Previously unpublished.

Elder and Mrs. S. N. Haskell

Dear Brother and Sister Haskell:

I have just had a long interview with Elder Simpson, and he has told me that there is a call for him to come to Southern California to take up work in Los Angeles, Riverside, Redlands, and San Diego. He thinks that as this is the rainy season of the year, and our people cannot find a suitable place here to conduct meetings, and that as this is a time of the year when there are many tourists in these Southern California resorts, it would be better for Elder Simpson to go South now and to return to Oakland and San Francisco at a more favorable season of the year. 21LtMs, Lt 382, 1906, par. 1

I dare not say to him, Stay; for I see the situation. Here the rents are exceedingly high, and the rains have come on. I lay this before you, as he has presented it to me. I think if this plan is considered best, that you had better remain where you are, and work in these cities of Southern California. I would have been pleased if the work could be carried forward here longer; but Brother Simpson thinks he will return and settle for a time in this part of the state. 21LtMs, Lt 382, 1906, par. 2

Elder Simpson speaks tonight on some special subject. Tomorrow morning he will speak on the Spirit of Prophecy from a Bible standpoint, and in the afternoon I will speak. On Sunday there will be a baptism. Quite a number will be baptized at that time. 21LtMs, Lt 382, 1906, par. 3

I shall be glad to see the work carried forward in Los Angeles. I think the work can be carried on here for a time by other workers and that Elder Simpson is needed just now in the South more than here. I will write more after the meeting tomorrow. 21LtMs, Lt 382, 1906, par. 4