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Manuscript Releases Volume Two [Nos. 97-161], Page 249

We shall try to live for the glory of God. Do not feel anxious for us. We do not forget to pray for you.... I feel grateful to God that He has spared my life to again take my place in the family, but your place at the dining room table is vacant.—Letter 12a, 1860, pp. 1, 2. (To James White, Oct., 1860.)

I thought it might not do the boys any harm to have a little excursion in the country, and I could visit a little and while away the time in your absence. Willie enjoyed himself well. Was sorry it was time to come home. The boys played with Eli and worked a little and hunted a little. It was a great treat for them....

Dear husband, the time of your absence is nearly ended. One week more brings you home. We shall all be rejoiced to see you home again. All is well as usual in Battle Creek, as far as I know.

I feel very thankful to the Lord for giving you such good health, and I am almost well again, but not strong....

The boys are all abed, the fourth one in his crib.... I must close. We do not forget to pray for you.—Letter 14, 1860, pp. 2, 3. (To James White, November 19, 1860.)

He just went to sleep; no pain, no suffering, just as pleasant as a child he breathed his last. Oh, how thankful I was that I was not compelled to see him tortured with agony and have this distressing picture before me day and night....

He looked from the first as though he had lain down to sleep like a tired warrior....

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