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Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, Page 389

“In reply to the question that has been asked in regard to settling somewhere else, I answer, Yes. Let the General Conference offices and the publishing work be moved from Battle Creek. I know not where the place will be, whether on the Atlantic coast or elsewhere; but this I will say: Never lay a stone or a brick in Battle Creek to rebuild the Review Office there. God has a better place for it.” The General Conference Bulletin, April 6, 1903.

From Battle Creek to the East

Before the close of the 1903 General Conference, the delegates voted:

“That the General Conference offices be removed from Battle Creek, Mich., to some place favorable for its work in the Atlantic States.” The General Conference Bulletin, 1903.

Soon after the close of the Conference session, the General Conference Committee took the following action:

Voted, That we favor locating the headquarters of the General Conference in the vicinity of New York City.” The Review and Herald, May 12, 1903, p. 16.

And in the forty-third annual meeting of the Review and Herald Publishing Association, held April 21, 1903, recommendations were adopted looking toward the transfer of the work of the Association to some point in the Eastern States.

In the discussion of these recommendations, the object set forth during the General Conference session—placing the institution where it could best share the burden of giving the third angel's message world-wide publicity—was reiterated. As one of the members of the Committee on Resolutions declared, in support of the recommendations offered:

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