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Ellen G. White: The Early Elmshaven Years: 1900-1905 (vol. 5), Page 348

Chapter 27—Another Month in Washington, and the Trip Home

On Friday, July 8, Ellen White and those traveling with her arrived back in Washington, where she would stay for another month, in the Carroll Manor House. She was pleased that the construction of the college was under way. The basement for the boys’ dormitory was about completed, as well as the excavating for the dining hall. Mr. Baird was managing the construction work well.

Almost every day Ellen White and Sara drove out with the horse and carriage. She enjoyed these little journeys. One day while they were driving through Rock Creek Park they were approached by an impressive-looking carriage traveling in the opposite direction. As they came closer they recognized Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States. Ellen White, reporting the meeting, said simply, “He bowed to us as we passed him.”—Letter 357, 1904.

Mr. Baird resided in the house just across the street from the Carroll Manor House. A number of the workers who assisted him in building stayed in his home, many of them young men who would be students at the school. Each morning at half past five the workers gathered in the large room on the first floor of the Carroll Manor House for morning worship. After a period of singing, Scripture reading, and prayer, Ellen White talked with them for about fifteen minutes. On Sabbaths she spoke in nearby churches or to the group in Takoma Park, who worshiped in Takoma Hall, near the railroad station.

While living in the Carroll Manor House, Ellen White received a vision in which she seemed to be in a large company. “One not

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