LS 236
(Life Sketches of Ellen G. White 236)
We received a letter from Brother Haskell, urging us both to attend the camp meeting; but if my husband could not come, he wished me to come if possible. I read the letter to my husband, and after a few moments’ silence, he said, “Ellen, you will have to attend the New England camp meeting.” (LS 236.1) MC
The next day Edith Donaldson and I packed our trunks. At two o’clock in the morning, favored with the light of the moon, we started for the cars, and at half past six we stepped on board the train at Black Hawk. The journey was anything but pleasant, for the heat was intense. (LS 236.2) MC
Upon arriving at Battle Creek, we learned that an appointment had been made for me to speak Sunday evening in the mammoth tent pitched on the College grounds. The tent was filled to overflowing, and my heart was drawn out in earnest appeals to the people (LS 236.3) MC
I tarried in Battle Creek but a very short time, and then, accompanied by sister Mary Smith Abbey and Elder E. W. Farnsworth, I was again on the wing, bound for the East. (LS 236.4) MC
The New England Conference
When we arrived at Boston, Brethren Wood and Haskell met us, and accompanied us to Ballard Vale, the place of meeting. There we were welcomed by our old friends with a heartiness that was restful. Much labor was required at this meeting. New churches had been raised up since our last camp meeting. Precious souls had accepted the truth, and these needed to be carried forward to a deeper and more thorough knowledge of practical godliness. (LS 236.5) MC