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Ellen G. White: The Early Years: 1827-1862 (vol. 1), Page 490

Presented three platforms that he could not understand in the light of his belief in the imminent coming of Christ. According to loughborough, in perplexity foy ceased public work. It is known that in the 1850S and through mid-life he filled positions as a freewill baptist minister in Massachusetts and Maine, and then turned to farming in sullivan county in Maine. While but little is known of his later experience, his tombstone bears the record that he died in 1893.

There is no occasion to question the genuineness of William Foy's experience. Loughborough felt that the visions bore clear evidences of being the genuine manifestations of the spirit of God. More significant, perhaps, is the fact that Ellen White, who as noted above had some acquaintance with him, in an interview in 1912 treated his experience as genuine.—Author.


Df 231. “The Christian experience of William E. Foy, together with the two visions he received in the months of January and February, 1842.” Portland: J. and C. H. Pearson, 1845. Ellen G. White Manuscript 131, 1906. Loughborough, J. N. The Great Second Advent Movement. Washington, D.C.: The Review and Herald, 1909, 145-147.

Appendix C

Stephen Smith and the Unopened Testimony

About a year after he was disfellowshiped, Stephen Smith came to see his errors, confessed, and was restored to fellowship in the church (Ibid., November 25, 1852). This continued for a few months, and then he again became involved in erroneous views and was again disfellowshiped. In 1857

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