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November 22, 1910
My Dear Brother Johnie & Family,
Love to all
I suppose I owe you an apology for not writing sooner but you know how it is when one is trying to get settled on a new place. I moved down in the valley this Fall and have had to get ready for winter. It is starting to show today about half snow and half rain which makes it sloshy under foot. I just got back from preaching a sermon over at Canby. I had a very good crowd but it rained and made the roads so sloshy that they won’t come out so I came home. It seems like the people in general want anything else but the truth. A lie suits them fine when the preacher charges them for lying. I get discouraged but I suppose God will draw the ones that are ordained to Eternal Life.
Do you ever think any more of selling out and coming over or have the “Mexico Brethren” got you going South? I see by the paper that the Spaniards are making some trouble for the settlers. I don’t think I want any of it in mind. I had rather have a biscuit with quietness than both hands full with strife. Godliness with contentment is great gain.
I heard that Brother Oliver Eels was coming over here with his new bride. Well tell them we will all be glad to see them and we all wish them a long and happy life in this world and in the world to come. Life everlasting.
Brother Robert Conley did not seem very well satisfied until they was offered their money back for their place after they got the crop gathered since that I don’t hear any complaints. Some of the brethren in Oklahoma is talking of coming out here.
I am well pleased with the brethren that are here. They all seem to want to worship God in spirit and in truth. Well Brother John don’t wait as long as I did to write. I would love to hear from you. I love to read your letters.
Pray for me and mine with best wishes. I desire to remain your brother till death.
May God bless you all