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Ellen G. White: The Australian Years: 1891-1900 (vol. 4), Page 125

Chapter 12—(1894) The American Mails—Almost Overwhelmed

With camp meeting over and school not in session, Ellen White and her assistants found a home in the buildings of the Bible school in Melbourne. It was temporary, as she wrote:

I take up my abode in the school building for eight weeks. It may be less than that before we leave for New South Wales, where I hope to find a pleasant, retired place in which to complete the “Life of Christ.” ...

We are now in the school, occupying five rooms. Our family consists of Emily [Campbell] and May [Walling], Marian [Davis], Sister Tuxford from New Zealand, and myself.—Manuscript 4, 1894.

She was weary from labors in connection with the camp meeting and divided her time between visiting the companies where there were new believers, and resting and writing. In mid-February she wrote, “We are usually well, hurrying off the American mail, but my mind has been so taxed recently for three weeks [that] it is a poor, tired mind, and I cannot tax it much more. After this mail is gone, I shall take things easier.”—Letter 141, 1894.

The Anna Phillips Experience

One of Ellen White's concerns at this time was the mishandling on the part of some leading brethren in America of Anna Phillips and her claims to special revelations from God.

Miss Anna Phillips—sometimes spoken of as Anna Rice, for she had been taken into the Rice family—felt she had been called by God

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