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Manuscript Releases, vol. 8 [Nos. 526-663], Page 118

MR No. 563—Visit To Waitsburg, Washington

We are in Waitsburg [Washington], a small town surrounded by hills. It is a very pleasant place. The trees and hills are beautifully green. Walla Walla is twenty miles from here, and we think now of leaving here Thursday morning, call at Walla and see the school, and in the evening take a sleeper for Portland.

I have spoken three times to the people assembled in camp, and the Lord has strengthened me. But it is not so easy to speak in the tent when the sides must be let down all round. The weather is quite cool, and the wind blows nearly all the time.

The campmeeting is well attended. Some of our people have come three hundred miles in their own conveyances, I am told, to attend. The same wrongs that have existed in Battle Creek have existed here. There has not been, I am sorry to say, much interest shown in the medical missionary work.

The Sanitarium at Spokane must be enlarged, and we hope that about seven hundred dollars can be raised at this meeting to make the necessary enlargements and improvements. A man not of our faith has made a very liberal offer of help. The matter was up before the people yesterday, but I do not know how much was raised. The workers are anxious that a call be made for help for the school fund.

Many of our people here are poor, but all are not poor. Some have money, but have always been very close with their means. The Lord may open their hearts to give a larger sum than we think.

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