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    June 5, 1844

    Vol. VII. No. 18. Boston, Whole No. 162

    Joshua V. Himes



    NEW SERIES VOL. VII. No. 18. Boston, Wednesday, June 5, 1844. WHOLE NO. 162.HST June 5, 1844, page 137.1



    J. V. HIMES,

    J. V. Himes, S. Bliss, & A. Hale, Editors.HST June 5, 1844, page 137.2

    Terms.—One Dollar per Volume, of 26 Numbers. Five Dollars for 6 Copies, Ten Dollars for 13 Copies.HST June 5, 1844, page 137.3

    All communications for the Advent Herald, or orders for Books or remittances, should be directed toJ. V. Himes, Boston, Mass,” post paid.HST June 5, 1844, page 137.4

    Post Matters are authorized by the Post Office Department to forward free of expense all orders for, or to discontinue publications, and also money to pay for the sameHST June 5, 1844, page 137.5

    Subscribers’ names with the State and Post Office should be distinctly given when money it forwarded. Where the Post Office is not given, we are liable to misdirect the paper, or credit to the wrong person, as there are often several of the same name, or several Post Offices in the same town.HST June 5, 1844, page 137.6

    Dow & Jackson, Printers.

    “Awful effects of Millerism” at Chicopee


    In Zion’s Herald of May 14th we have a statement of affairs at Chicopee, from the pen of brother R. Ranson, presiding elder of the district in which the place is situated. It presents the features and bearings of the case. in these several respects. 1. “The course” of brother R., in reference to the dissolution of the relation of the Millerites to “the church.” Upon this point he says:—HST June 5, 1844, page 137.7

    “As a false impression has been made in many places by the reports of the Millerites at Chicopee, respecting the course I took when they seceded from the church, I think the public ought to be disabused by a correction of their misstatements. They have reported that in a society meeting there, soon after the last conference, I turned them all out of the church without giving them any trial or hearing, because they had held a separate meeting.”HST June 5, 1844, page 137.8

    The account he gives of the matter is as follows:—HST June 5, 1844, page 137.9

    “In September of 1842, a Millerite camp-meeting was held in the vicinity, during which the preacher in charge, Rev. P Hawks, and a considerable portion of the society, were caught in the meshes of the second advent delusion of 1843. This he most zealously espoused, and promoted it the remainder of the year by preaching on it himself, and by introducing others of the same views to the pulpit on the Sabbaths, and on various other occasions.HST June 5, 1844, page 137.10

    At the close of the conference year, a considerable portion of the church had become so absorbed in Millerism that they were determined to have Mr Hawks for their preacher the succeeding year; and he was as much inclined to favor their designs. But the greater part of the church and congregation, as the sequel has proved, desired a change of preachers at conference, and he was accordingly removed.HST June 5, 1844, page 137.11

    When the news of his removal was brought from conference on Saturday evening, July 8th, measures were immediately taken by the Millerites to seat a grove for Hawks to preach in the next day, which was accomplished by twelve o’clock at night, and he preached there the next day, (having himself withdrawn from the church,) and his successor, brother F. Nutting, preached in the meetinghouse.”HST June 5, 1844, page 137.12

    Would not a true “correction of misstatements” make us acquainted with some other facts on this point? Were there not some circumstances in the conditon of brother H’s family, which, in all ordinary cases would insure an accommodation in the appointment? And how happens it to be left to the “sequel,” to “prove” “a greater part of the church and congregation desired a change?” what “delusion” was the presiding elder “caught in,” that he did not understand that before the “sequel” should “prove” it? “The sequel has proved that the church and congregation desired a change of preachers at conference, and he was accordingly removed.” There is bad grammar, bad logic, or bad “facts” here. In some parts of the world it is said they hang a man and then try him. Was it so in this case?HST June 5, 1844, page 137.13

    Without being positive, we think it would be no difficult matter to “prove,” that brother Hawks and the “Millerites” at C., had discovered the wonderful sagacity of “the appointing power,” in managing those who were so foolish as to get “caught in the meshes of Millerism,” and fearing the results, they had audacity to make arrangements for his continuance with them as their conference minister; and why should they not, since it appears there was “a considerable portion of the church” in favor of it? But that would be impolitic—perhaps “a disgrace to Methodism”—and, must not be tolerated. So when brother H. came to his Conference, it was “reported” that rebellion vas at work in his case, and not to seem too violent in view of all the circumstances, it was proposed that if he would recall his “determination” to-return, he probably should return. He yielded, prefering to have the matter arranged to suit all hands in that way, and the result is given by brother R. He proceeds:—“On the next Sabbath, after the regular quarterly meeting for the station, they held a regular opposition quarterly meeting, embracing love feast, preaching and sacrament, at a hall in the village, and thus assumed a definite and distinct organization as a church. This act I considered a secession from the church on their part, which needed only the concurrence of the authorities of the church to ratify it.”HST June 5, 1844, page 137.14

    Our “opinion,” of course, will not be very highly valued in such a case, but this looks to us like turning side from the old path. It has been officially declared to us in former times, that there were but three modes of getting out of the M. E, church, viz. by withdrawal, expulsion or death. This case must fall under the first or second. But in a case of withdrawal there must be a wish to that effect made known verbally or in writing. Nothing of this kind is mentioned here. And in a case of expulsion, the law is plain, and should, be applied lawfully. But here was nothing of the kind. There does however appear to have been some “ceremony” about it. Let us see if it helps the case.HST June 5, 1844, page 137.15

    “On the following Friday evening, in a business meeting of the society, the Millerites being present, I expressed the opinion that those who had followed Mr. H., who then belonged to no church, and had left their own sacrament, and had united with him in erecting a new altar, and had there received the sacrament at his hands, had thereby seceded from the church, and that I was sustained in this opinion by a very able legal counsellor, whom I named—But I, at the same time, recommended to the preacher in charge to treat those who were present with forbearance, and cordially to receive as members of the church any of them who would return within a reasonable time, and in a proper manner.—Was this expression of my opinion that they had seceded turning them all out of the church? They had done the deed on their own responsibility, and the sanction of the preacher in charge was necessary to complete the work of secession. I had no authority to sanction their act, and I did no such thing.—This could be done only by the preacher in charge. But he then rose and stated that his opinion of their course concurred with the one I had just expressed, and said that he should consider them as seceders, unless they returned within a reasonble time. He stated further that they had gone away contrary to our wishes; we wished them to return; and if they would do so, they should be cordially received as members.”HST June 5, 1844, page 137.16

    What awful “misstatements” these “Millerites” must have made, to “report that brother R. turned them all out of the church without giving them any trial or hearing, because they had held a separate meeting.” They had presented no wish to withdraw, and the discipline, it would seem, could not be used with any effect, because there were so many of the church “caught in the meshes of the advent delusion.” He therefore stands on his prerogatives, and points to the “separate meeting” they had held, and declares:—“This act I consider a secession from the church.” But he “had no authority to sanction their act, and did no such thing,” not at all. He only expressed his “opinion,” sustained by “legal counsel,” and surely this could not “turn them out of the church. This could be done only by the preacher in charge.” Now mark this exhibition of regard for “authority.” His opinion concurred,” with that of brother R. What the latter “considered,” he “should consider.” And now the “Millerites” are pronounced “seceeders,” in due form. If they persist in laving “a church” which is “no church,” they can no longer be members of “the church!”HST June 5, 1844, page 137.17

    2. The second feature of the awful effects of Millerism at C—. referred to “secession.” “Having been thus obliged to define their own position, and to settle the question of their membership by the course they should pursue, they seemed much displeased; and several of them charged me on the spot with oppression, Popery, etc., and frequently since that time they have reported that I turned them all out of the church without ceremony. But they soon after defined their position, to the number of some forty or fifty, by uniting with the Scottites, with whom they professed till then to have no sympathy.”HST June 5, 1844, page 137.18

    Living so far as we do from Rome, there needs only a sufficient number of cases like this at C—, to make glorious work for the “seceders.”HST June 5, 1844, page 137.19

    3. It has been awful in respect to their “finances.” “Finally, the effect of this secession, which was produced entirely by Millerism, has been greatly to embarrass the society in Chicopee in their finances: but their union and their spirituality have improved since the separation. They will not realize this year more than $300 from their slip rent, while the heavy debt is accumulating by the interest. In 1842 the M. E. Church at Chicopee erected a new Church at an expense of about $4,500, thereby in curring a debt of about $2,500, which they had aHST June 5, 1844, page 137.20

    (See page 144.)HST June 5, 1844, page 137.21

    The Dark Day


    Brother Bliss:—I send you the following description of the dark day, which I copy from the History of the American Revolution, by Wm. Gordon, D. D. Vol. 3rd, page 56 and 7, The work was published in 1789, nine years after the phenomenon. As this account is quite minute, I have been much interested in it, and doubtless your readers would be likewise. From the numerous testimonies we have respecting this remarkable phenomenon, I cannot see how any candid mind can doubt its being the fulfilment of the prediction by our Savior.—“And the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light.” The description this writer gives of the darkness of the night, is more striking than any I had before seen.HST June 5, 1844, page 138.1

    He says, “This day (May 19th, 1780,) has been rendered very remarkable by an extraordinary phenomenon, which demands a particular relation. An unusual darkness came on between the hours of ten and eleven in the morning, and continued to increase. Your friend having been accustomed to dark days at London, and frequently observed from his study the bright shining sun gradually, and at length, totally eclipsed as it descended behind the thick vapor which hung over the city, regarded it with no special attention, till called to do it by his neighbors, who were much alarmed. He dined by candle-light about one. After that it grew much lighter: and he walked, about five o’clock, to a tavern a mile distant, on the road to Boston, to meet a select committee of Roxbury on special business. When they had finished, about eight at night, he set out for home, not suspecting but that being fully acquainted with every foot of the road, he should easily return, notwithstanding its being extremely dark. There were houses all the way, though at a considerable distance from each other. He marked the candle-light of one, and with that in his eye, went forward till he got up to it: but remarked that the appearance of the place was so different from what was usual, that he could not have believed it to be what it was, had it not been from his certain knowledge, of its situation. He caught the light of a second house which he also reached; and thus on. At length, the light being removed from the last he had gained sight of, ere he was up with it, he found himself in such profound darkness, as to be incapable of proceeding, and therefore returned to the house he had passed, and procured a lantern. Several of the company having farther to go, were on horse-back. The horses could not see to direct themselves, and by the manner in which they took up and put down their feet on the plain ground, appeared to be involved in total darkness, and to be afraid lest the next step should plunge them into an abyss. The gentleman soon stopt at another tavern, and waited for the benefit of the moon: but after awhile, finding that the air received no accession of light from it, when they were certain it was risen, they had resource to candles to assist them in getting home. In some instances horses felt the forcible operation of the darkness so strongly, that they could not be compelled by their masters to quit the stable at night when wanted for particular service.HST June 5, 1844, page 138.2

    The shifting of the wind put an end to it, and at midnight it was succeeded by a bright moon and star light. The degree to which it arose, was different in different places. In most parts of the country it was so great in the day-time, that the people could not tell the hour by either watch or clock, nor dine, nor manage their domestic business without the light of candles. The birds having sung their evening songs, disappeared, and were silent: pigeons and fowls retired to roost: the cocks crowed as at day break: objects could not be distinguished but at a very little distance: and everything bore the appearance and gloom of night. The extent of this darkness was extraordinary.”HST June 5, 1844, page 138.3

    I have other interesting facts relating to this day, which I have gathered from living witnesses of the scene, now residents in this city, which, if time continue, I will forward to you in a few weeks. Youth in hope of the speedy coming of the Lord. David Crary.”HST June 5, 1844, page 138.4

    Hartford, May 14th, 1844.HST June 5, 1844, page 138.5

    A Sign


    The “Christian Watchman,” and “Trumpet” Seeing “eye to eye”.—It may give additional interest to the following article, to know that both of the deacons of Mr. D’s church, and several other members, are Adventists.HST June 5, 1844, page 138.6

    “can ye not discern the signs of the times?”HST June 5, 1844, page 138.7

    Many of the signs in our Savior’s day, which were a fulfilment of the scriptures, proving the first advent, were fulfilled by the Jews themselves, yet they were so blind, they did not see it. It is now true that some, who are troubled because others believe the second advent to be at the door, are fulfilling those prophecies which prove his speedy coming. As evidence of this, I refer to a series of articles under the head of “Signs of the Times,” published in the Christian Watchman, over the letter D.HST June 5, 1844, page 138.8

    Mr. D. appears to be somewhat troubled with the freedom of our institutions, and with many of those who are engaged in what are called the great reforms of the day. “He however lays out his main strength against Elder Knapp and the Millerites. He manifests great opposition to anxious seats, rising and going forward for prayers, etc., as means to bring men to Christ for salvation. He argues against these things, not because the Bible condemns them, but because, as he says, it does not require them.HST June 5, 1844, page 138.9

    If Mr. D. will abide by this position, he is more of a reformer “than I had supposed.” I would ask Mr. D. if the Bible has required the churches to build rich, tasty, and popular houses for the worship of God at an expense of from three to seventy thousand dollars, when they might be built equally large and durable for less than one half of that amount?HST June 5, 1844, page 138.10

    Has the Bible required churches to build houses with steeples, procure bells, organs, and a variety of other instruments with which to worship God? Has it required these and a multitude of other similar things to build up society, make it popular, to draw in large congregations under the sound of the gospel that they may be saved? Would not the Bible justify them in taking the money which is expended for these things, and appropriate it to the spread of the gospel among those who have not heard it?HST June 5, 1844, page 138.11

    This is only applying the argument of Mr. D. to something besides elder Knap and Millerism. And further, has the Bible required him to take a supposed fault committed by elder K., and known only to Mr. D., and spread it abroad in the public print, without first going and telling “him his fault between thee and him alone?”HST June 5, 1844, page 138.12

    If Mr. D. is correct, there can be but little religion in the churches. In speaking of the means that have been employed, to save men, he says “they fill churches with ungodly members. This unavoidably follows from what has been proved.” Yet he laments that some have risen up against the “church of God.” Surely he cannot mean, by the church of God, the present churches, for they, by his showing, are either full, or are filling up with ungodly members.HST June 5, 1844, page 138.13

    He further says, “Reformers are made the vehicle of false doctrines of the worst kind. And this is not all the danger. Christians are not aware of the fact, and care but little about it. They contend among themselves, while this fearful maw is preparing to swallow them all.” Cannot Mr. D. see the fulfillment of the following sign, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come: for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more of God; having the form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away?” 2 Timothy 3:1-5.HST June 5, 1844, page 138.14

    Again, he says, “only one of the Asiatic churches was charged with having forsaken its first love. But that incipient evil has now spread over the entire body; that small stream scarcely perceptible among the autumnal leaves has expanded into a shoreless ocean.” Thus, by Mr. D’s own showing, the present church is in its Laodicean state, Revelation 3:14-18. Is he prepared to comply with the command of the Apostles, “From such turn away?”HST June 5, 1844, page 138.15

    According to these articles, both the world and nominal church are in a very wicked state, and are becoming worse. “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” 2 Timothy 3:13.HST June 5, 1844, page 138.16

    After saying what he has about popery taking the position that the “Bible is a dangerous book in the hands of the common people, that in interpreting it we must not trust to our good sense,” we should not expect to hear him say that the common people cannot understand the Bible, and that in order to understand it, they must go to such men as Stuart, perhaps including himself; neither should we expect that he could undertake to give the common people an improvement of King James’ translation. In speaking of certain persons, he says, with other things, “They have swallowed Millerism, and they are still as lank and hungry as Pharoah’s lean kine.” No wonder, if they have nothing to live on except what they get from Mr. D., it his preaching is like these articles; for those who have embraced the advent doctrine as held by the apostles & primitive church, and the anti-pope men of Luther’s day, cannot live on “vain philosophy,” they want meat,—the word of the Lord.HST June 5, 1844, page 138.17

    These articles show the fulfillment of the predicted signs of the last days, and of the speedy coming of the Lord; not so much because they were written by Daniel Phillips, pastor of the Baptist church, Medfield, Mass., as because they are endorsed by a leading paper of one of the largest denominations in the land. In Mr. D’s. twelve articles, occupying about 27 columns in the Watchman, I have not noticed five direct quotations from the Bible. Hence, in writing on the “signs of the times,” he does not attempt to show from the Bible what signs are before us, nor what they are signs of. He is, however, evidently in great fear that something is coming, and thus is fulfilling one of the last signs to be fulfilled before the Lord comes,—“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and looking after those things which are coming on the earth.” Luke 21:26. Will Mr. D. look at the circumstance, and as a watchman, give the people warning?HST June 5, 1844, page 138.18

    Perhaps these articles need no higher commendation than the following, taken from the “Trumpet.”HST June 5, 1844, page 138.19

    “Returning to reason.” “We have been much gratified at reading a series of articles that have appeared in the Christian Watchman, the principal Baptist Journal in N. E. They have been prepared by some wise man, we know not whom. He has studied the signs of the times to no small purpose. It is a fact worthy of observation, that he acknowledged almost all the evils to flow from revival-efforts of evangelists, which have been attributed to them by Universalists and other liberal journals.” J. S. White.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.1

    North Attleboro, May 21st 1844.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.2

    The Earthquake at Gaudaloupe


    While we view the condition of things around us as ominous of the day of the Lord at hand, it may prove a means of quickening our zeal, and arousing us to be more attentive to the work of preparation, to contemplate some of the scenes which are soon to be realised. Though it is impossible to realise them fully, we may be aided in bringing them impressively before the mind by what has been experienced to a very limited extent, of scenes of terror and death, similar to those which are to constitute the plagues which are to fill up the wrath of God. One of the agencies of destruction then to be employed, is the earthquake.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.3

    Of all the purely natural calamities by which mankind have been visited, none of them excite so much terror as the earthquake. Even in those portions of the earth where they are the most common, the intense feeling of apprehension is scarcely lessened by their frequency. No exhibition of nature’s power so completely sets at defiance all the skill of man, or treats his most gigantic means of security with such mockery and scorn. It exhibits to us at once, and in a most striking manner, the weakness of man and the power of God. Mr. Stephens, the celebrated traveller, who can never be suspected of a want of firmness, in speaking of the sensations felt during an earthquake while be was in Central America, says he never before was so sensible of man’s nothingness as at that moment. Not only were the dwellings, the usual places of security, fled from as the points of special danger, but the solid ground was heaving like the waves of the ocean. Professor Risley, who was at Guadaloupe, during the earthquake in February 1843, gives the following interesting account of it.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.4

    “This intensely interesting narrative, (says the N. Y. paper in which it was published) we have taken down from Professor Risley’s own lips, and also from the lips of his little boy, Master John, both of whom have called at our office.—The particulars may be relied on with confidence.”HST June 5, 1844, page 139.5

    “I and my little boy had been at Point Petre, Guadaloupe, four days previous to the earthquake, which occurred on the morning of Wednesday, the 8th of February, 1843. I was taking my lodgings at the American Coffee House, and my meals at the French Coffee House, in different places, according to the custom of the country. Wednesday morning, the 8th, was one of the most beautiful that could be imagined—the sun shone out in all its splendor—a soft and pleasant breeze came in from the sea—and everything seemed in a state of natural peace and quiet.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.6

    There was estimated to be about seventy-five persons in the French Coffee House, where I was taking my meals.—We all sat down to breakfast on that morning, as usual, and were quietly taking our morning meal, chatting and talking freely upon the thousand trivial subjects that come up on such occasions; indeed, we had all nearly finished breakfast. For myself, I had finished, and was sitting, partly sideways at the table, as one would naturally sit after eating, conversing with the gentleman who sat opposite to me. I had the towel ring in my band, turning it about, and carelessly playing with it.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.7

    The first thing that attracted my attention, was a sudden jar, accompanied by a rumbling sound, like distant thunder. I had some two weeks before this been at Port Royal, in the Island of Martinique, and seen the effects of a similar visitation, and I instantly knew what it meant. So sudden was the shock, that within two seconds from the instant I first felt the jar, I looked up and saw the whole building, commencing at the farther end, falling upon the people—the joints opened and all began to come down with an awful crash. I instantly uttered the word “Jump.”—The man who sat opposite to me turned his head, and looked up sideways, but never rose from his seat—and at precisely the same moment, and without stopping to turn myself about, I started from my seat, and actually jumped sideways out of the window, through glass, sash and all landing some ten or twelve feet in the yard below. I think it could not have been over three to five seconds from the instant I felt the jar, to the instant my feel struck the pavement.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.8

    My impression on touching the ground, was its indescribably rapid motion—I can compare it to nothing unless it might be that of a sieve of a threshing mill in its most rapid motion. I should judge from the distance I was thrown, first one way and then the other, that the lateral motion of the earth must have been from eleven to fourteen feet. I succeeded, notwithstanding, in retaining my feet for some eight or ten seconds, till I got away from the building to the distance of thirty or forty yards, into an open lot of ground.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.9

    While I was walking this distance of thirty or forty yards, I saw the buildings of the whole city tumbling into one mass of ruins—and also the earth opening in the tower part of the town, and spouting up immense volumes of water, to the height of an hundred and fifty feet. The multitude of thoughts which passed through my mind during these few seconds, is utterly inconceiveable and incredible.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.10

    If here could have been any first thoughts, amid such an instantaneous flood—my first thought was my boy. In relation to him, he was not with me on that morning. At about half-past eight o’clock, Mr. Montague, a friend of mine, had, by previous arrangement, called for him, and taken him away to breakfast with some friend of his—where or who it was, I know not, neither does the boy know. But, knowing the reputation of Mr. Montague, I of course felt that Master John was safe, and gave myself no uneasiness about him.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.11

    Master John tells his story thus:—Mr. Montague took me to the distance of some six or eight blocks from the Coffee House, where I left my father, to the house of some friend of Mr. M.’s, whose name I do not know. There was a store kept under the house, and I was taken up to the second floor. There was one young lady who was playing upon the piano, and several others who were also present. who had been invited that morning. Breakfast was nearly ready, and we were just going to sit own to it. A minute or two before this, a little boy belonging to the lady of the house went up stairs with his grandmother, where we had before his been playing with a little wagon.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.12

    The first thing which called my attention, from the room, was hearing a noise, a sort of rumbling, which I took to be the little boy up stairs, drawing his wagon over the floor, which had no carpet on it. At the same moment I saw a very large looking-glass which hung up against the wall in the room where I was, fall upon the floor—it was broken all to pieces—the sofa was upset, and the table, too—and everything in the room was all shaken and upset together. All the family, young ladies and all, fell upon their knees, or were thrown flat upon the floor. I instantly made for the stairs; and as I was going to the stairs, I caught sight of large church, through the window—part of it falling one way, and part the other; the steeple was the first thing which fell. I thought of my father—but don’t remember anything more till I found myself in my father’s arms. I had no senses at all after that; I don’t know how I got down stairs at all—nor do I know where I went after I got out doors—nor how long it was before I was in the arms of my father. I had no hat on; the buttons-were torn from my clothes, and my clothes, too, were badly torn. I was not otherwise hurt.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.13

    Mr. Risley says:—When I recovered my consciousness, I found the towel ring crushed in my hand, and my boy in my arms—how he came there I know not, nor does he know, nor are we ever likely to know what brought us together—for at that time there was no living being in sight. We seem to have been saved purely by a miraculous preservation of the Almighty. As to my own clothes, my coat was literally torn off of me; my watch was mashed in my pocket, both sides of it being broken in—my vest open and torn, and my pantaloons badly injured. I was obliged to borrow clothes to get out of the place. My hair pas completely filled with lime, and I was altogether covered with dust and dirt. I received, however, no visible wound, but for two weeks was very sore, and hardly able to use my limbs.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.14

    By the time I had escaped to the distance of thirty or forty yards which I spoke of, the violence of the first shock had seemed to abate a very little, but was almost instantaneously renewed again, with far greater violence than before; and then it was that I lost all consciousness until I found my boy in my arms. When I thus partially recovered my senses, I first began to feel the arms and limbs of my child, to see if any of them were broken, and finding that we were both of us safe and sound, I got up, and began to look about me. I was still so entirely bewildered that I scarcely knew what had happened, or whether it was not all a dream. I then began to look about me, and saw various individuals men, women, and children, of all classes and ages wandering about, half frantic, like myself. Some were in search of a son or a daughter; others, of a father or a mother; some, of brothers and sisters; others, of friends and relatives; all weeping, or in the utmost inconceivable agony—pitching and falling about among the ruins and dead bodies. They would go from one dead body to another, overerhauling them to see if they could find the person sought for, and if not successful, pass on to another.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.15

    At this time, the whole city was in one vast pile of ruins, the awful appearance of which, it is utterly impossible to give even the faintest idea. Even the place and direction of the streets were in many cases obliterated, and could not be found.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.16

    Subterranean fires now began to burst forth in different parts of the city, consuming everything combustible, and also destroying a great number of persons, who might otherwise have been saved.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.17

    At this time, also, the earth opened along the line of the wharfs, as I afterwards learnt from other persons, throwing up volumes of water, and then gradually closing again—and supposed to have swallowed up a great number of individuals.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.18

    Everybody immediately went to work, negroes, sailors, and all, to dig out the dead and dying from the ruins, whenever they heard cries of distress. In one instance we succeeded in very nearly extracting a man from the ruins, having gotten him all out except his legs, and the lower part of his body, when the fire broke out and burnt him to death before our eyes. At the same time and place we could distinctly hear the cries of eight or ten others who had been overwhelmed in the same ruins, and who were all consumed in the subterranean fire. I call it a subterranean fire, because it broke out all over the city, and it is well known that few of the houses in that country were likely to have fire in them at that time.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.19

    From the place where I first recovered my consciousness, I suppose I could have thrown a stone over at least 800 of the dead and dying. As to the whole number of persons who ultimately perished by that earthquake, I should judge there must have been ten or fifteen thousand. The population of the town was said to be 22,000 and I could never see over two or three thousand of the whole population, who were out and about, looking for their friends.”HST June 5, 1844, page 139.20

    The above account we have read many times, as some parts of it were quoted into the “Herald of the Bridegroom.” But it is so full of interest on every account, particularly as exhibiting one of the most appalling terrors of the great and terrible day of the Lord, that we thought we should render an important service to our readers, to give it a place in our columns.HST June 5, 1844, page 139.21

    What, then, must be the dreadful character of that scene when the “great earthquake, so mighty and no great “as to surpass every thing of the kind which has ever astonished or afflicted mankind, I, shall convulse the earth?HST June 5, 1844, page 139.22

    Elections in the Church.—The N. Y. Evening Post of the 10th inst. says, “The members of the various Protestant Episcopal Churches of this city were yesterday and Monday engaged in electing their officers. The general divisions of opinion turned upon what are called the Puseyite and Anti-Puseyite views. In Trinity Church, the old ticket (Puseyite) was almost unanimously chosen. In St Thomas’s the Anti-Puseyite ticket prevailed. St. Paul’s Church, Tomkinsville, and Calvary Church. Union Square, also elected Puseyites; while St. Mark’s, St. Stephens’ and St. John’s Clifton, elected Anti-Puseyites. From other churches we have not heard.”HST June 5, 1844, page 139.23

    Advent Herald & Reporter

    No Authorcode

    “The Lord is at Hand.”

    BOSTON, JUNE 5, 1844.

    Our Anniversary


    Advent Conference.—With the mighty gatherings of our fellow men who have been attracted to our city the past week, some of the old and tried advocates, and many of the disciples and friends of the Advent doctrine, have also comeHST June 5, 1844, page 140.1

    And none [original illegible] are identified with a holier or nobler mission. None have enjoyed more striking demonstrations that their cause is the cause of God. None have stood forth in support of their cause with warmer hearts or stronger hands, and none have left our city who are better satisfied with the exercises of their meetings, or with a stronger and better founded expectation that the object of their labors and sacrifices are soon to be realized.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.2

    Never have we seen so large an assemblage of the faithful and true hearted expectants of the blessed hope. They came up from all parts of the country with one spirit, and this was carried into all our deliberations in the most happy manner. All appeared to be “strong in the faith, giving glory to God.” Among these were not less than fifty Adent lecturers.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.3

    The time of our meetings was occupied for lectures, Bible class exercises, in hearing accounts of the state of the cause, interspersed with personal experience, in considering calls of the destitute, and with prayer meetings.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.4

    The Lectures


    These were given by brethren Miller, Galusha, Whiting and Litch. The subjects treated were those which have an important bearing upon the present time, being fully in the support of the Advent doctrine as we have always held it, and were listened to with the deepest interest and satisfaction by the large concourse of hearers, some of whom heard our views for the first time.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.5

    Bible Class


    The principal subjects considered were Habakkuk 2:1-4; Hebrews 10:35-39, and other portions of the same class, which clearly show that there was to be an apparent delay of the fulfilment of the promises, that that would be a season of peculiar trial to the believer, but that it would only be apparent, and at the time appointed the word of God would be verified. As “once the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah,” “even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”HST June 5, 1844, page 140.6

    State of the Cause


    The condition of things at the West was reported at considerable length by brother Galusha; in the South by brother Litch; in the east by brother Turner. Others also spoke of particular sections.—These accounts were enriched by details which we have not room to give to our readers; and the whole went to show, in a striking manner, that the hand of God is in this work.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.7

    Wherever our views have taken hold of the mind, it has been the result of a full conviction of their truth, produced by a prayerful investigation of the word of God, and in view of reproaches and the sacrifice of every worldly advantage. Wherever they have been opposed, the opposition has, in most cases, resulted from an evident, and often avowed regard to worldly considerations, and has been characterized by the duplicity, sophistry, and base disregard of all Christian principle and propriety, which have always marked the history of all haters of the truth.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.8

    And one fact stood out most prominently, in proof of a favoring Providence, in behalf of the cause, which was this. When, to all human appearance, it must come to nothing, at those very times some unforeseen circumstance has transpired to give the work greater power and stability than ever. In view of this fact in particular, bro. Whiting remarked, that he solemnly believed “that if every Adventist connected with the cause should abandon it to-morrow, God would raise up new instruments to sustain and carry it forward.”HST June 5, 1844, page 140.9

    At the close of one of these meetings, bro. Miller arose, and after frankly confessing his mistake in the definite time at which he supposed the prophetic periods would run out, remarked, in a most affecting manner, how much gratification it afforded him to find that his brethren had not trusted in man in taking the position they had in the Advent cause. He used to be troubled a great deal lest those who heard him and embraced his views would trust too much in him; but now, said he, “Father Miller has proved himself to you all to be only a poor fallible creature, and if you had trusted in him you would have given up your faith, and I don’t know what would have become of you; but now you stand on the word of God, and that cannot fail you.”HST June 5, 1844, page 140.10

    Supply of Destitute Places


    A consultation was held in order to see if some arrangements could be made for supplying the more thinly settled neighborhoods, or those in which there are but few Adventists, with occasional lectures; but as no definite plan was fixed upon, we would only state that an effort will be made to supply all such places that it may be possible to supply.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.11

    The Prayer-Meetings


    were of a most interesting character. A spirit of deep and hallowed devotion prevailed.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.12

    Finally, this was the largest meeting of the kind, and the most harmonious, as well as the most promising in its results, that we have ever held.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.13

    The Conference Address, which will be found in his paper, was declared to be adopted unanimously.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.14

    Address of the Conference


    Of Advent Believers assembled at Boston, Mass., to the disciples of Christ, who are waiting for His Second Appearing,—Greeting:HST June 5, 1844, page 140.15

    In view of the unpopularity of the truth we believe—the singular confession in the estimation of the world, which the belief of that truth has required us to in make—the want of any formal combination, aside from that which is the spontaneous result of united faith and hope, which has left us to a great extent in a scattered condition, and deprives us of the benefit of mutual counsel, it has appeared to be very important that we should express our views on several points particularly connected with the cause of God with which we are associated, and our interest for those to whom we nay not otherwise have access.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.16

    Our Position


    The present position of the Adventists has been frequently presented to the world, and may here be stated in brief, as follows:—1. We believe that Jesus Christ is appointed to be King over all the earth. “God hath spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” To him pertain “a righteous sceptre, and an everlasting throne and kingdom,” Hebrews 1:1-9.—A11 this is to be realized in the world to come—“For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak,” Hebrews 2:5.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.17

    2. We believe that Jesus Christ will change the physical world, preparatory to the possession of it as is kingdom. “And thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thy hands; they shall perish, but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture thou shalt fold them up, and they shall be changed,” Hebrews 1:10-12.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.18

    And I saw a great white throne and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them.” “And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new,” Revelation 20:11. 21:5.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.19

    3. We believe this will take place at the second coming of Christ. “And he shall send Jesus Christ which before was preached unto you; whom the heavens must receive until the times of the restitution of all things which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets, since the world began,” Acts 3:20.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.20

    4. We believe that he will then raise the dead in Christ, who, with the living righteous, will be changed to a state of immortality. “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality,” 1 Corinthians 15:53. “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air,” 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.21

    5. We believe he will then enter upon his appointed work, to judge the world in righteousness, by executing wrath upon the wicked, who shall go away into everlasting punishment; and by rewarding the righteous, who shall inherit the kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world,—the devil being bound at the same time, and cast into the bottomless pit.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.22

    6. We believe that the glorious and everlasting reign of Jesus Christ, as king over the renewed earth, will then begin, and at the end of a thousand years the work of executing judgment will be closed up, by casting the devil, (who shall then be loosed out of his prison) and those that are deceived by him (who at that time stall live again) into the Lake of fire.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.23

    We believe that the time of the second coming of Christ, and the events connected therewith, is revealed to us in the word of God,—by connecting them with the prophetic history of the world,—and with certain clearly specified signs, and also by the prophetic periods, so familiar to us.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.24

    The events in the history of the world, and the signs of the times all assure us that the end is near.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.25

    The prophetic periods, as we have understood them from the first, bring us to the same result.—Indeed we have felt, for more than a year past, that their termination might be expected at any time; and although there may appear to be a delay of the events which are then to come, we are confident that our views of these periods are based upon data and interpretations which no man has been able to overthrow. It is true we have been called to wait beyond the definite time at which it was supposed there was reason to expect the end would come! But we believe as fully as ever, that those periods express the time of that event, that at the time appointed the end shall be, and that it cannot be far distant in the future.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.26

    This position, embracing all these several particulars, we profess to sustain; and declare to be sustained by the word of God, which is with us, as it should be with all, the decisive and only authority in all religious questions.HST June 5, 1844, page 140.27

    Future Operations


    During the time that may remain before us, we wish to be found ready and waiting for the day which shall cause us to realize all we are looking for, as above stated, according to the command of the Lord Jesus, “and take heed to yourselves lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares,” Luke 21:34.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.1

    Next to being ready ourselves, we intend to labor as we may have opportunity, to arouse our fellow men to the work of preparation. And in order to effect this, it should be our leading object still to “exhibit the truth, as we have heretofore done. It has lost none of its importance, none of its interest, none of its glory. And even if there should be fewer calls for our efforts than formerly, fewer to hear and to read, still let us improve every opportunity by speaking in our private interviews, by sustaining our lecturers, and distributing our publications. Let us all work while the day lasts, in this manner, and when we are called to our reckoning we shall receive the reward.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.2

    In reference to the course which individual Adventists may think fit to pursue, we do not wish to go into details. As each one must give account of himself to God, so each one must judge for himself as to particulars. Still, as we feel that it would be unsafe for us to allow any of the numerous subjects which engross so much of the public attention at the present time to divert our minds from the Advent cause, you will permit us to be a little more particular.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.3

    Humanity, justice, protestantism, patriotism, favorite political, denominational or private views, on questions of acknowledged subordinate importance, may make their claims upon our sympathies and service; and while we are far from supposing that it would be dangerous to grant them due consideration, at the present time, we may speak out, for the benefit of others, what we feel to be necessary for ourselves.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.4

    To those who are not looking for the day of the Lord, and of course are not prepared for it, that day will come as a thief. They will be overtaken by its calamities, as the bird is taken in the “snare.” Where we may least suspect the danger, it may be most artfully and fatally concealed. Permit us, then, to admonish you affectionately, and from a deep sense of the awful position we occupy, to beware of every thing which would exclude this “present truth” from the first place in your hearts, or deny it the first claim upon your efforts.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.5

    The high position which God calls us now to sustain, covers every position which may be authorized by his word and will. Those which are opposed to his will, or, though good in themselves, are sustained by means which he cannot approve, must fail of accomplishing any real and permanent good.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.6

    The great effectual remedy for the multiplied evils which affect our fellow men, is found in the plan assigned to our Lord Jesus Christ to carry into effect. His glorious appearing, and the establishment of his Kingdom, will complete the work, in reference to all but those who reject the provisions by which man my secure a part in that kingdom. On this foundation we may stand as upon a rock. On this Heaven-appointed remedy hope may fix her eye, with a steady and longing gaze, without the fear of disappointment. To this we should call our fellow subjects of redeeming mercy to look, and to prepare for a part in the glory to be revealed. Let nothing divert us from it. To those only who look for him will he appear unto salvation. And it cannot be long delayed.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.7

    But while we take this Scriptural ground on the broad question, we have no wish to interfere with the right of private opinion. We have no expectation that God’s people, will all see alike, till they are gathered where they shall see as they are seen, and know as they are known. He who expects any thing different from this must be disappointed. We should beware, therefore, of making an agreement on any subordinate point, a test of Christian character or fellowship—and, to speak directly of the questions which are most likely to affect ourselves, we may specify those which have been introduced among us on “the intermediate state of the dead,” and “the final condition of the wicked;” and also upon the duty of Adventists in reference to the churches. In reference to the first two questions, we would simply remark, that as they form no part of the Advent faith, and as it is admitted by all that a belief or disbelief of the theory involved may not be essential to salvation—we are satisfied that it would be most safe, and contribute more to our usefulness to leave these questions, if entertained at all, in a position of minor importance.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.8

    Upon our duty to the churches we may also say a word. The danger here, as in most other cases, appears to us to be in the extremes. The first form of the danger is that of allowing the authority of the church, with which we may be associated, to impose silence upon us in such a question of duty. We have no doubt thousands have brought themselves into condemnation before God, by yielding to the unscriptural claims of their churches in this manner, who, if they had been decided and faithful would now be in a much more safe condition, and more useful, though they might also be called to suffer.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.9

    The second form of the danger is that of yielding to a spirit of revenge against the churches on account of their injustice toward us, and of wageing an indiscriminate warfare against all such organizations. As to the duty of the Adventists, in reference to the churches with which they may be associated, if we were called upon to do it, we could give no directions which could be of general application. They must act in the fear of God, as the circumstances of the case require.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.10

    We should, however, be decided in doing our duty, in testifying for the truth, on all proper and suitable occasions. And if by taking this course, we give offence to the church, and they threaten us with expulsion unless we remain silent, (though, if we see fit to dissolve our relation to the church amicably, it may be the better way,) let us do our duty, and when we are expelled, be patient in suffering the wrong, and be willing with our Master, to “go forth without the gate bearing his reproach.” The path of duty is the only safe one for us, but the devices of the devil are close on either hand, and we need much wisdom to avoid them. Let us commit the keeping of our souls unto God in well doing, and leave our opposers in his hands. He will make all right in due time.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.11

    We can hardly refrain from speaking a few words here upon the danger of placing any confidence in impressions, and dreams and private revelations, so called, as independent sources of information. And from the mischief which has already resulted from the agency of those who have been known to attach equal, if not greater importance to such things, than to the word of God, we would caution all our brethren and friends against yielding to the influence of such persons. They are generally known, (and we rejoice to know that there are very few of them,) by professing to possess the gift of intuitive discernment of spirits, the power to work miracles, and to believe in the possibility of obtaining what they call resurrection bodies here in this mortal state.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.12

    While we would seek the full enjoyment of the sanctifying spirit of God in our hearts, we cannot be too careful to refer to the law and the testimony for guidance in all cases. God denounced a curse upon all who were led astray by false prophets and witches and familiar spirits of old, and he is still jealous of his truth and of his authority. While we would be careful to cherish a sprit of love to all who bear the name of Christ, we should beware lest any man seduce us away from the word of God, as the serpent beguiled Eve, through his subtility. Never was the enemy more actively engaged than at the present time, never were we in greater danger. Our only safely lies in cleaving to the “sure word.”HST June 5, 1844, page 141.13

    Here then we stand, the forlorn hope of the church of God, for the accomplishment of her last achievements, against the mighty and determined and daring hosts of her adversaries, before our Captain and King himself shall appear to make his foes his footstool. [original illegible] expect to stand in the contest without the help of God. With his help none need to fail. We would, therefore, earnestly impress upon every Adventist the importance of resigning all into the hands of God, by prayer and faith. Seek the individual preparation we need for the great event, ask the direction of Heaven still in all our efforts, and implore its blessing, without which we have no expectation of success upon every thing that may be done.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.14

    N. N. WHITING,
    Boston, May 31, 1844.
    HST June 5, 1844, page 141.15



    Fell asleep in Jesus, at Athol, April 6th, in hope of a joyful and speedy resurrection, David Goddard jr. late pastor of the Baptist Church in Leominster, and since November, 1842, a minister of the gospel of the kingdom of God at hand. He was a laborious, faithful and successful minister before, and especially after his conversion to the Advent faith.—Many jewels of the Lord in South Orange, Athol and other places in that vicinity will praise the Lord forever for his goodness in giving them so devoted a servant. It is believed his incessant labors during the winter of 1842-3, fastened upon him a pulmonary complaint which proved fatal after four or five month’s prostration. The remark was sometimes made, during the above mentioned period of his labors, that he appeared to be doing his last work. He was reduced to great weakness for the last week of his life, yet God gave him strength in his last hours, when, to use his own language, he found death was playing around him, to rise and sit up, and exhort his family and friends to persevere unto the end; he was enabled to testily his firm faith in the coming of the Savior soon, remarking that his belief in that event being at the door was never stronger than at that moment, sung parts of several hymns, and gave directions to have his favorite hymn beginning with the verse,HST June 5, 1844, page 141.16

    “O Land of rest, for thee I sigh!
    When will the moment come,
    When I shall lay my armor by,
    And dwell with Christ at home?”
    HST June 5, 1844, page 141.17

    sung at his funeral, he shouted, Glory to God! and fell asleep.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.18

    Few Christians of the age of thirty have accomplished more in the vineyard of the Lord than he, and many of the professed Ministers of Christ who attain to twice his age, we have reason to fear, have not their work so well done. His life was a living epistle, “known and read of all men,” the religion of Jesus seemed to be his element, and faith a continual anchor to his soul. He appeared to live simply by faith on the only begotton Son of God, and by this he overcame the world in his life, and obtained at last, victory over death. The language of Paul, when he said he was “ready to be offered,” was selected for the theme of a discourse at his funeral, seldom, perhaps, more appropriately,—“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”HST June 5, 1844, page 141.19

    His exemplary life and triumphant death, has had, and if time continue, will have a happy effect upon the minds of the Advent believers in Athol, Leominster, and other places where he was known, so that, “though dead he yet speaketh;” and may the Lord bless the beloved band of Advent brethren in Athol and vicinity, whose hospitality and sympathies he so largely shared in his last protracted sickness. Samuel Davenport.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.20

    Athol, May 27, 1844.HST June 5, 1844, page 141.21

    “Armageddon.” by N. Billings. — Millennial Harp. 26-27


    1 Hosannah! hark, the melody
    Strikes sweetly on my ravished ear!
    The constellations make reply,
    In echoes from each distant sphere,
    Till all the wide expansion rings
    With “Live forever King of kings.”
    With “Live forever King of kings.”
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.1

    2 He comes! he comes! the heavens rend!
    Floods clap your hands! ye mountains joy!
    Forests in glad obeisance bend!
    Earth, raise your hallelujahs high!
    Let Zion wake the lofty strain—
    “Live, King of kings! forever reign!”
    “Live, King of kings! forever reign!”
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.2

    3 Ripe is the vintage of the earth;
    Its clustering grapes are round and full;
    And vengeance, vengeance bursts to birth,
    Sudden and irresistible!
    Messiah comes to tread amain
    The wine-press of the battle-plain.
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.3

    4 The cry is up, the strife begun,
    The struggle of the mighty ones;
    And Armageddon’s day comes on,
    The carnival of Slaughter’s sons;
    War lifts his helmet to his brow:
    O God! protect thy people now!
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.4

    Part Second

    5 The graves are cleaved! the saints arise!
    The resurrection of the just!
    And now, unto their kindred skies,
    Up leap the tenants of the dust!
    They rise to meet their Lord in air,
    And tune their hallelujahs there.
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.5

    6 Wake, Zion, wake! put on thy strength!
    Don thy rich garb, Jerusalem!
    Rise, shine! thy light is come at length,
    And thou the wicked shall condemn.
    But hark! the war-whoop nearer sounds!
    From land to land Destruction bounds!
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.6

    7 Assemble quickly, fowls of air!
    Come to the supper of the Lord:
    The great ones of the earth prepare
    To reap the harvest of the sword;
    And captains’ flesh shall be yourfood,
    And ye shall drink of heroes blood.
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.7

    8 The cry is up, the strife begun;
    Destruction spreads from field to field;
    And soon shall Slaughter’s work be done,
    Soon shall Abaddon’s legions yield;
    Unnumbered thousands shall be slain
    Ere day break on Megiddo’s plain.
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.8

    Part Third

    9 Down, Babylon! down, Mahomet!
    Impostor and Apostate, down!
    Your day is past, your sun is set;
    Now reap the whirlwind ye have sown;
    Drink—yes, drink deep—the wine’s poured forth,
    The red wine of Jehovah’s wrath.
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.9

    10 They drink! they drink! they fall! they fall!
    With all their sorceries and charms;
    And Desolation grasps them all
    Within his vast and withering arms;
    The “strong one” has them in his toil;
    When, lo, a Stronger shares the spoil.
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.10

    11 Yes, come, O king, and take the spoil;
    Withthy confederates share the prey:
    Ha! ha! Death “grins a ghastly smile;”
    The morning dawns—and where are they?
    The flames, the flames, great Autocrat,
    Spread, o’er thee in Jehosophat.
    HST June 5, 1844, page 142.11

    England.—Letter from Bro. Winter


    Dear Brother:—I am daily looking for my dear Redeemer. I long to hear from you the views of the Brethren in America at this time, as they with me have been looking forward to the 21st of March or April at the longest, as the time for the fulfilment of all the prophetic periods; but as that time has gone by, I should like to know what their thoughts are now, in reference to these things. I would say my mind is calm and quiet, and my faith is stronger than ever, that ours is no false alarm, but the true Midnight Cry, and many thousand have cause to praise God in this country, that they ever heard the sound. I have been expecting the Lord in 1843, but I have of late examined the subject more closely, and I find the event could not possibly take place before this year, as it must take the whole of 1843 and part of 1844, to complete the 2300 days or years. I am looking forward to September, or the seventh month.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.12

    The Second Advent cause is doing exceedingly well in England. We have Brethren now laboring in every part of this country. We have a number of Second Advent Lecturers travelling to and fro through the length and breadth of England, giving the Midnight Cry. God has raised up many pious and talented men, to defend and support this glorious truth. Brothers Wilson and Routon, have been travelling in Lancashire, and are now in Liverpool. Brothers Dealtry and Mikelwood, are travelling in Yorkshire. Brother Burgess, also, is in that part of the country. Brother Gunner and myself are travelling in Somersetshire and Gloucestershire; our principal depot is in Bristol, where Brother Gunner and myself publish a weekly paper, called the “Second Advent Harbinger.” We have published 16,000 copies of this paper, 17,000, “Voice of Warning,” 8,000 “Second Advent Messenger,” 4,000 “Last Warning,” 10,000 “End of the World,” and many others are now in the press. It is astonishing what effects this doctrine has produced in this country. Our publications are flying in every direction; there are many precious souls who love the appearing of Christ, and we have calls from almost every part of England, to send them lecturers and publications.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.13

    Notwithstanding all this, we meet with great opposition, both from professor and profane. The Lord have mercy upon them and open their eyes. I do think, if the Lord were to come in person privately, he would surname many of the Churches, “Synagogues of Satan,” and their teachers, “blind guides, scribes and pharisees, hypocrites,” upon whom the “woe” would fall heavily; for they “enter not into the kingdom of God themselves, neither do they suffer those who are entering, to go in.”HST June 5, 1844, page 142.14

    Yours in the hope of the first resurrection.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.15

    R. Winter.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.16

    Bristol, April 22, 1844.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.17

    P. S. All letters and parcels for me, please to direct to No 2, Paul Street, Kingsdown, Bristol.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.18

    Letter from Brother Dodge


    Our sympathies and prayers are often called forth in behalf of our brethren and sisters, who have to stand alone, in the midst of enemies, and hold fast their faith in the promise of God. Those who enjoy the society of believing Christians, know not how much they have to be thankful for. We hope the hundreds of our friends who are scattered abroad over the land, and like Br. D. are without any human sympathy at hand, will take courage, and look up to God who is every where. It is better to be alone with his presence, than in the midst of hundreds without it, and he will soon deliver his people, and gather these strangers and pilgrims into the city he hath prepared for them.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.19

    Brother Himes:—I call you brother, not from any acquaintance that I have with you, but because I believe you love the appearing of our Lord; and if you do love His appearing, you must strive to live in readiness, and to do His will, and “He that doeth the will of my Father, the same is my brother and sister and mother.”HST June 5, 1844, page 142.20

    While I resided at Port-Byron, I could meet with a few kindred spirits and converse upon our hope, that the day was near, when this world in its sinful state would be no more. “Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness;” but here I am alone, no kindred spirit with whom I can converse on that subject, but the very idea that the Lord will come is ridiculed, and also the believer in that doctrine; but, thank the Lord, I can read, and I hail the Advent Herald and Midnight Cry, (which I also take) with joy.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.21

    But go on, brother, do all you can to warn the sinner of approaching danger, and to cheer the heart of the believer.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.22

    I rejoice that the Bible teaches that our Master will soon come and deliver us from the evils of this world. I think I can say, “Amen, even so, come Lord Jesus.”HST June 5, 1844, page 142.23

    Yours in the blessed hope.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.24

    E. A. Dodge.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.25

    Montezuma, May 16, 1844.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.26

    Brother Wm. S. Miller, Low Hampton, N. Y., writes:—We are still in this land where we are not to receive rest; but we still hope the rest spoken of by the prophets, is near, and when we contemplate it, we rejoice with joy, expecting soon to be triumphant over the Adversary of all righteousness. Thanks be to God, he can triumph but a little longer. I bless the Lord for the truth, it is mighty and will prevail.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.27

    P. S. Father’s health is rather better.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.28

    Yours in the blessed hope.HST June 5, 1844, page 142.29

    Letter from A. M. Osgood


    We should make an apology for the delay of Bro. Osgood’s letter, as indeed for some others. Our engagements have been so pressing of late, that such omissions have been unavoidable.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.1

    Dear Bro. Himes:—We are happy to say to the readers of the Herald, that the Second Advent cause is prospering in Portsmouth. The recent course of lectures with which we have been favored from our beloved Storrs, produced a good effect. They were clear and bold, and showed much originality of thought. Were listened to with deep interest by many.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.2

    Our brethren are contending earnestly for the faith, keeping the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace, and standing upon the word of God as the mountain rock amidst the ocean’s angry surges, thus demonstrating that many false prophets have risen up in these last days, who also are an additional sign of Jesus near.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.3

    Perhaps there are few, if any Advent bands more deeply rooted and settled in the truth, more calm and deliberate, more efficient and united, than are the brethren and sisters in this place. Our Sabbath congregations are increasing; whole hearted believers are multiplying. Two sisters of unquestioned piety and sound intellect, members of the Methodist Church, have lately come into the full belief of the immediate personal Advent of the adorable Lord. A beloved brother in the ministry of the Methodist order, in an adjoining town, has also, of late, seen and believed, and is heralding the joyful tidings of the kingdom of Christ nigh at hand—Surely this is the Lord’s work. Just at the time when the opposition of every class were prophesying that we should go over to infidelity, (where, by the by, it is said to be feared many of the clergy and professed christians of the present age are,) and our whole theory would be annihilated; behold, almost without an exception, the Advent ranks are unbroken, and volunteers ant coming in from every quarter.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.4

    As for my humble self, I can in truth say, I thank God for leading me to embrace his truth, which I have no thought of abandoning. I am more and more confirmed in the great truths around which we have, and still are rallying. And I am fully resolved to do what I can in extending a knowledge of them to others. I have, after a long and severe labor of mind, performed one of the most difficult and unpleasant duties of my religious experience, viz.: the dissolving of my connection with the church. For months past I have felt plainly called upon to bear this cross, but how to do it I knew not. It was, indeed, as the cutting off the arm, or the plucking out the eye. And as in the performance of all important duties, a sensible blessing is realized, so it has been my case in the present instance.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.5

    Some of my reasons for leaving the church, are, in brief—Her worldly policy and time-serving character. Her cherished and unrebuked corruptions, and her utter rejection of what I solemnly believe to be one of the important truths of the Bible, viz.: the immediate personal advent of Christ. May the Lord enlighten and bring forth many thousands into the glorious liberty of the Gospel, and the patient waiting for his Son from Heaven. Yours, looking for the Lord.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.6

    A. M. Osgood.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.7

    Portsmouth, N. H. May 1, 1844.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.8

    The Infidel Rosseau and the Scriptures


    Bro. Bliss:—Many individuals think that those ministers and professors who ridicule the Lord’s coming, and those who neglect this great salvation, must be good people because they speak in high terms of the Savior and of his Gospel. I have thought it might be profitable for you to publish what some professed infidels have said on this subject, that those who are looking for the Lord be not led away by the snares of the wicked. I therefore send you an extract of a letter sent to the Archbishop of Paris, by the celebrated Infidel Rosseau.—And nobody will dispute Rosseau’s being an Infidel.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.9

    “I will confess to you, that the majesty of the Scriptures strikes me with admiration, as the purity of the gospel hath its influence on my heart. Peruse the works of our philosophers with all their pomp of diction; how mean, how contemptible are they, compared with the Scriptures! Is it possible that a book, at once so simple and sublime, should be merely the work of man? Is it possible that the sacred personage whose history it contains, should be a mere man? What sweetness, what purity in his manners! What an effecting gracefulness in his delivery! What sublimity in his maxims!—What profound wisdom in his discourses! What presence of mind, what subtlety, what truth in his replies! How great the command over his passions! Where is the man, where is the philosopher, who who could so live and so die, without weakness and without ostentation?HST June 5, 1844, page 143.10

    When Plato describes his imaginary good man, [original illegible] highest reward of virtue, he describes exactly the character of Jesus Christ: the resemblance was so striking that all the Fathers perceived it.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.11

    What prepossessions, what blindness must it be, to compare the son of Sophroniscus (Socrates) to the Son of Mary! What an infinite disproportion there is between them! Socrates, dying without pain or without ignominy, easily supported his character to the last; and if his death, however easy, had not crowned his life, it might have been doubted whether Socrates, with all his wisdom, was any thing more than a vain sophist. He invented, it is said, the theory of morals. Others, however, had put them in practice; he had only to say, therefore, what they had done, and to reduce their examples to principles. Aristides had been just, before Socrates defined justice; Leonidas had given up his life for his country before Socrates declared patriotism to be duty; the Spartans were a sober people before Socrates recommended sobriety; before he ever defined virtue, Greece abounded in virtuous men.—But where could Jesus learn among his competitors that pure and sublime morality, of which he only hath given us both precept and example? The greatest wisdom was made known amidst the most bigoted fanaticism, and the simplicty of the most heroic virtues did honor to the vilest people upon the earth. The death of Socrates, peaceably philosophizing with his friends, appears the most agreeable that could be wished for; that of Jesus, expiring in the midst of agonizing pains; abased, insulted, and accused by a whole nation; is the most horrible that could be feared. Socrates, on viewing the cup of poison, blessed indeed, the weeping executioner who administered it; but Jesus, in the midst of excruciating tortures, prayed for his merciless tormentors. Yes, if the life and death of Socrates were those of a sage, the life and death of Jesus are those of a God. Shall we suppose the Evangelical History a mere fiction? Indeed, my friend, it bears not the marks of fiction; on the contrary, the history of Socrates, which nobody presumes to doubt, is not so well attested as that of Jesus Christ. Such a supposition, in fact, only shifts the difficulty without obviating it; it is more inconceivable that a number of persons should agree to write such a history, than that one only should furnish it. The Jewish authors were incapable of the diction, and strangers to the morality contained in the gospel, the marks of whose truth are so striking and inimitable, that the inventor would be a more astonishing character than the hero!”HST June 5, 1844, page 143.12

    The above is from one of the most noted infidels, and one, too, who has scoffed at the great truths of the Bible. Let no one think that a man is a christian because he sometimes talks well of Christ or the Bible, while at the same time he rejects the Bible. “To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them,” Isaiah 8:20. “By their fruits ye shall know them,” Matthew 7:16. “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware, lest ye also being led away with the error of the wicked, tall from your own steadfastness,” 2 Peter 3:17. J. Weston.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.13

    New-Ipswich, May 23, 1844.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.14

    Letter of Bro. Wm. C. Stone


    Bro. Himes,—Permit me to add my testimony to the truth of the near approach of the dear Savior, to gather the elect from every nation, tongue, and people. When I look forward to that glorious day, when this mortal shall put on immortality, when these vile, weather-beaten bodies will be renewed to the vigor of youth, to be subject to sickness, sorrow, pain and death no more; my heart expands with gratitude to God for what he has done for me. I do rejoice that ever I heard the Midnight-cry, “Behold the Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him!” Praise the Lord for his goodness and mercy towards me, for I was buried up in Universalism, but he took me out of the pit, and now—HST June 5, 1844, page 143.15

    “I love to tell to all around,
    What peace and comfort I have found;
    I love to echo still the cry,
    Behold the Heavenly Bridegroom’s nigh.”
    HST June 5, 1844, page 143.16

    The word of God is simple and plain to the meek in heart, i.e. who possess sincere willingness to be taught, and a desire to learn. So God has arranged it that the meek shall live by drawing nourishment from the vine, (Christ,) by prayer, and without this they cease to live [original illegible]! how many withered branches are there, because they cease to pray. Lukewarm professor, Christ is coming! and if you are found in a withered state, your destiny is to be burned, John 15:6. See to it that you are found with the spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead, in you; if you have that spirit it will make alive, or change your mortal body. It is your privilege to have the abiding witness that your ways please the Lord; to be dwelling in the love of God continually. He that doeth his will is the one that is a brother to Christ, and who can separate this relation but yourself.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.17

    I said that the word of God is simple and easy to be understood. The setting up of the kingdom may be understood by the meek and teachable. Jesus said, “Blessed are they that hear the word (of the kingdom) and keep it.” In the 2nd chap. of Dan. the outline of the four kingdoms is given in the image. Then follows the interpretation, as plain as language can make it. Then at the destruction of all these kingdoms at once, God takes possession of the kingdom, and makes an entire riddance (see Zephaniah 1.) of every thing on the earth, to cleanse and fit it up for the Saints’ everlasting abode. Then in Daniel 7th, the outline is carried out under different symbols, four beasts; the interpretation follows Daniel’s inquiries, making all plain, and giving some account of the workings of the fourth beast, and of the little horn that came up after the ten, and subdued three; and then of the time that the saints were given into the hands of the little horn, which manner of time is explained in Revelation 11th, 12th, and 13th chapters. The possession of the earth given to the saints of the Most High, to dwell thereon forever, closes this vision.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.18

    After the Babylonian Kingdom had passed, Daniel had a vision, (chap. 8th,) commencing with the kingdom that he was then living in, and brought down again to the everlasting state, when the sanctuary or the earth should be cleansed for the abode of all that suffer shame and pain for Jesus sake.—The time is mentioned in this vision, when this work shall be done. For this purpose, symbols are used for years, as also for nations. Daniel understood the symbols for nations, but the symbol for years we find he had a mistaken view of. So he goes to the Lord, and, supposing that the sanctuary or holy mountain is to be cleansed, or restored to the favor of God at the end of the seventy years, or that he would turn away his anger, and cause his face to shine upon the city, the holy mountain that was desolate, the angel that he first saw in the vision, comes swiftly to him and gives him skill and understanding, and tells him to consider the matter that is contained in the vision. The city and walls will be built again, and again destroyed, with a flood of abominations, to the end, and finally the destroyer or desolator will be consumed. Seventy weeks of the vision are “cut off,” or determined upon by the people, etc.; seven weeks are allotted for the building again of the walls and city. Then sixty-two weeks will carry you down to the Messiah, and after the sixty-two weeks he will be cut off, and in one week he will confirm the covenant, and will cause the Jewish sacrifices and offerings to cease, for these sacrifices will not be acceptable to God under the new covenant.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.19

    Then in the tenth chap. Daniel says he understood the thing and had understanding of the vision, that the time appointed was long, and that in those days (of his coming to the understanding of the vision) he fasted three full weeks, (of days, margin) a different kind of weeks from the seventy. And the angel appeared to him and gave him a literal interpretation of the whole vision, embracing the whole length of the 2300 days, which we find in the angel’s minute interpretation, not using symbols in the explanation. It commences chap. 11:2, with the kings of Persia, the higher horn of the Ram. The circumstance that the angel uses the word years, 6, 8, and 13 verses, is enough without going out of the book of Daniel, to confirm me at least, that he is giving an account of the actors in this world’s drama to the end of time.HST June 5, 1844, page 143.20

    Now is not this all plain, and who is he that has meekness, that cannot understand? If any one does not understand, they must get meekness by humbling themselves before God, as did Daniel, to know about these things, and God has promised that he will teach the meek his ways; and will he promise and not fulfill? No. The 2300 days, I believe, are not completed, for when they end, the 4th kingdom ends, and that has not ended yet, tho’ it appears to me the year of the redeemed is come!HST June 5, 1844, page 144.1

    Oh, let us be ready to hail the new day,
    The saints then immortal in glory shall reign,
    The Bride with the Bridegroom forever remain
    Yours waiting for the consolation of Israel.
    HST June 5, 1844, page 144.2

    Watertown, April 1, 1844.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.3

    [Concluded from page 137.]HST June 5, 1844, page 144.4

    fair prospect of paying, as the society was then united, the congregation large, and the seats in the new church rented for about $1,000.”HST June 5, 1844, page 144.5

    No man should complain of any price which confers upon a church an “improvement” in “spirituality.” So that if this be a “fact,” brother R. has not much reason to mourn on account of what has taken place after all.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.6

    We must confess, however, that this financial operation has been rather a bad speculation; compared with the amount invested, rather worse than the “southern book-concern.” We have no other available means of comforting them in this respect than this,—we have collected much more than they have lost, for the building of methodist churches, which we have no doubt has accomplished more than enough of good to repay the outlay, and we are willing to let it all go for the benefit of Chicopee, and call it square.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.7

    We would remark, in cloing, that this case appears to be very much like all the other awful cases of which we have heard. The trouble originates in “a determination,” on the part of the controling agencies of the church, to silence or expel the “Millerites.” And if this cannot be done by law, it is done without law, or against it. Again, we have always found that the Millerites were unwilling to leave their churches, until they must do so, or violate their consciences; (the latter they should never do,) and that the worst sin a man can commit now days is to interfere with the financial policy of the church.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.8

    We should say a word of the spirit into which so many of our brethren are betrayed by the divisions, which abound so much at the present time, and the contentions which grow out of them. It appears in this case. Brother Hawks, that was, is now nothing but “Hawks”—and those who recently had no preference, to “the receders,” are now “Scottites.”HST June 5, 1844, page 144.9

    Brethren, beware of this spirit. It is not of God, and those who are under its influence, are not prepared to meet the Lord.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.10

    Finally, we have no doubt that if brother Hawks had been continued at C—, instead of the present state of things, their “finances, spirituality” and unity would have been in a much better condition than they now are.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.11

    M. Hull Barton at Newburyport


    Dear Brother Himes: We the undersigned feel it a duty to write you, to let the public know the wicked influence this man has exerted in this place. He has come here as a grievous wolf in sheep’s clothing, not sparing the precious flock. We feel, after prayerful deliberation, that our Father in heaven calls us to warn others that they fall not into the snares he has laid for us. He has ensnared some in this place and caused division. The precious word of the Lord directs that we should “mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned, and avoid them. For they serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but themselves, and by good words and fair speeches, deceive the hearts of the simple.” We are also told “by their fruits shall ye know them.” We have had fruit enough to convince us what he is. We feel it duty to say, in the fear of God, that we have no fellowship for the unfruitful works of darkness. He has advocated, in this place, the doctrine that God sometimes divorces man and wife, and thereby nullifies the marriage covenant. He has encouraged a sister, here, in separating herself from her husband. She has left him with his little ones to the mercy of others. We warn our dear brethren and sisters to beware how they receive this man among them, lest he break up families, and scatter the flock of Christ.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.12

    Daniel Russel. Henry Moody.
    Joshua Moody. Richard Cutter.
    Amos Goodwin. David B. Moody.
    J. W. Marden, Abram Gove.
    Lydia P. Harmon. Jane P. Moody.
    Mary A. Carter. Susan E. Cutter.

    Newburyport Mass. May 29, 1844.

    The above is but an additional instance in proof of the character of this vile imposter, of whom we have twice warned our friends through the press. It was because he was known to be such a wretch that we gave the warning. Our surprise is, that such barefaced devilism, (we cannot give it a more scriptural name) should find any countenance with a Christian. We are satisfied it could not, unless it were in cases in which the plain rule of life, the world of God, were superseded by something else. Those who will not heed the directions of the word of God, will not of course heed us, and how can we expect any other results in such a case! We hope this will be a sufficient warning to all Adventists to be upon their guard.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.13

    Arrival of the Caledonia


    We have room in this paper only for the following items of news.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.14

    Italy.—We learn, via Marseilles, that the Neapolitan insurrection had assumed an alarming aspect. So much so, that Calabria no longer obeyed the orders of the King. There is, however, some doubt of the authenticity of the intelligence.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.15

    Letters from Bologna state that the sentences passed upon the last batch of state prisoners, tried before the Military Commission, for the part they took in the attempted rising at Bologna last year, have been confirmed by the Papal government.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.16

    According to the latest accounts, political executions had commenced in the Roman States. Seven of the twenty individuals sentenced to death by the military commissioners sitting at Bologna, were shot in that city on the 14th instant. The best friends of the Papal government deprecate these executions.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.17

    Turkey.—We have received accounts from Albania of another dreadful massacre; hopes are entertained that they may prove exaggerated, but there is every reason to suppose that they are too true. The Greek town of Egri Palanka, situated between Uscup and Giustandie, in Roumelia, is said to have been attacked, pillaged, and burnt, by a large body of insurgent Albanians; and it is added that upwards of two thousand of the Christian inhabitants were massacred.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.18

    The Turkish troops which have been marched into Albania, and ten thousand of which have been concentrated at Monastir, appear quite unequal to the task of quelling those ferocious marauders, who while evading an engagement with them, ravage the country and murder the defenceless inhabitants. The only judicious measure adopted is the military occupation of the defiles of Kiupriuli, which may have the effect of confining the depredations of the Albanians to their own province. The rebellion has now extended to every part of it, and intelligence has been received of the investment of Scodra by a force of 1,500 men. A Turkish commander of the name of Ali Bey, attempted to relieve it, at the head of 2,800 regular troops, infantry and cavalry. After some very hard fighting he is reported to have cut his way through the besiegers. Eight hundred Turks, however, are said to have fallen in this action, and Ali Bey himself was shot through the body while entering the gates of the town.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.19

    Beder-Khan-Beg, the Kurdish chieftan, who commanded the expedition last year against the mountain Nestorians, has been plotting similar schemes of vengeance and massacre against the Jacobite Christians of Jabel-Tour. Recent letters from Mardin, state that the emissaries of this man had succeeded in inveigling the Patriarch into an ambuscade, where he was taken and murdered. His head and intestines were, according to the custom of these savages, brought on a dish to Beder-Khan-Beg.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.20

    Conference & Campmeetings


    A Camp-meeting will be held at Gilmanton, N. H. on the ground occupied last year, to commence June 25, Providence permitting, and continue over the Sabbath. All necessary preparations will be made by the Committee for the comfort of those who attend. Brn. Cole, Litch, Himes, and others will be in attendance.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.21

    A Second Advent Conference will be held, if time continued at the Baptist meeting house in Danville, Vt., commencing on Thursday, June 20th, at one o’clock, P. M. to continue over the Sabbath. Bro. I. H. Shipman and myself may be expected to attend. Other Advent lecturers are invited; we hope the brethren and sisters, all through that section, will attend. By request, L. KIMBALL.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.22



    The Second Advent brethren are hereby notified that there will be a camp-meeting held on the 11th June next, if time continues, at CHIMNEY POINT, ADDISON, on the east shore of Lake Champlain, about 20 miles north of Orwell. It is expected that all that come will bring tents, as far as practicable, prepared to live on the ground.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.23

    The following brethren are selected to make arrangement:HST June 5, 1844, page 144.24

    Brn. C. Wines, Vergennes, Vt.—D. Smith, Ticonderoga, N. Y.—D. Smith, Addison, Vt.—H. Shipman, Fort Ann, N. Y.—L. Wilcox, Orwell, Vt—R. Miller, Low Hampton, N. Y.—E. Martin and M. Williamson, Benson, Vt.—Bro. Fancher, Sandyhill, N. Y.—Dr. A. Smith, Castleton.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.25

    WM. MILLER,HST June 5, 1844, page 144.26

    May 9, 1844. M. WILLIAMSON.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.27

    Notice. An Advent meeting will be held in Hermon,Me. 5 miles from Bangor, on the road leading from Bangor thro’ Hermon, to commence on Friday the 21st of June inst. to continue over the Sabbath. Our preaching and other brethren, from different parts of the country, are invited to attend.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.28

    Com.—Israel Damman, Zenas Chamberlin, W. H. Ireland.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.29

    Letters received to June 1, 1844


    Anthony Pearce; Caleb Dubtin by pm $1; pm Flig Creek $1; pm West Charlton, NY; pm Greenwich NY; Wm C Neff; J Uberhind; S Bliss; O Sherwin, $2; N Cleaveland $1; J G Snow by pm $1, and J Sparrow by pm 9th inst; G Plumb by pm $1; J Lincoln; A Wing, $1; E C Galusha; J Marsh; R Hutchinson; J O Orr; pm W Needham Ms; pm Faruham Va; John Lock; F E Bigelow $1; John Holden $1; B Tolman; P Robinson, by pm $2 correct; Daniel Turner $3; E C Clemons; D Wiggin by pm $1; C S Minor; J Pearson $9; T G Clayton; pm Johnson, Vt; J C Forbush; H B White by pm $1; D Messinger by pm 50c; J Felton, $6; pm Proy, N Y; pm Rochester, W T; pm Taunton, Ms; J Glazier and E Brut, Jr.; C S Minor; N Trull; D Sargent; Miss Wheeler by pm $1; B Dudley by pm $1; J Marsh by pm $1; J C Cummings by pm $1; pm Fishkill Landing N Y; Daniel Russell; S Bowers; H Moody; J Moody jr; R Cutter; A Coodwin; D B Moody; L P Harmon; M A Carter and J P Moody; S C Cutter; J Damon; Z Chamberlain and W H Ireland; pm Naples, Me; pm Derby Line, for L D Morrill and others $3; Jas Trumbull, by pm $1; pm South Mills, Ill; pm New Ipswich NH; H Durkee: R Miller; A Emery by pm $1; S Barstow, by pm $2; R Emory $1.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.30

    Packages Sent


    J Litch, 41 Arcade, Phil; J V Himes’ 9 Spruce St. N Y; A Pierce, Providence, R I; Dr Z Baker, New Bedford. Ms; J Turner, So. Paris, Me.HST June 5, 1844, page 144.31

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