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Temperance, Page 259


Appendix A Ellen G. White a Temperance Worker

Commissioned to Speak on Temperance—I was also to speak on the subject of temperance, as the Lord's appointed messenger. I have been called to many places to speak on temperance before large assemblies. For many years I was known as a speaker on temperance.—Manuscript 140, 1905.

I rejoice that it has been my privilege to bear my testimony on this subject before crowded assemblies in many countries. Many times I have spoken on this subject to large congregations at our camp meetings.—Letter 78, 1911.

The Plan of Presentation—We left the beaten track of the popular lecturer, and traced the origin of the prevailing intemperance to the home, the family board, and the indulgence of appetite in the child. Stimulating food creates a desire for still stronger stimulants. The boy whose taste is thus vitiated, and who is not taught self-control, is the drunkard, or tobacco slave of later years. The subject was taken up upon this wide basis; and the duty of parents was pointed out in training their children to right views of life and its responsibilities, and in laying the foundation for their upright Christian characters. The great work of temperance reform, to be thoroughly successful, must begin in the home.—The Review and Herald, August 23, 1877.

A Large Temperance Meeting at Kokomo, Indiana—The editor of the Kokomo Dispatch was on the ground upon the Sabbath. He afterward issued notices to the effect that we

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