Planning a Trip East

24 June 1852

Soon after the Whites had settled in Rochester, a letter from Ellen's mother informed them that her brother Robert was dying of tuberculosis at the family home in Gorham, Maine. James had trained the staff quite well while at Saratoga Springs, and Lumen Masten was on hand to manage the office. So with their faithful horse Charlie to convey them by carriage, he and Ellen planned a trip east that would take two months. The Review of June 24 set his plans before the companies of believers:

We now design making a tour east, and spending several weeks, holding conferences where they are most needed (WCW, "Sketches and Memories," RH, June 24, 1852).

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