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    September 28, 1842

    Vol. IV.—No. 2. Boston, Whole No. 74

    THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES,
    AND EXPOSITOR OF PROPHECY.

    Joshua V. Himes & Josiah Litch, Editors. Office No. 14 Devonshire Street, Boston

    Review of Stuart’s Hints on Prophecy.—No. II

    JVHe

    Designations of time in the prophecies. He first reminds the reader of one of the plainest and most cogent rules of Hermeneutics, viz: “That every passage of Scripture is to be interpreted as bearing its plain and primary sense, unless good reason can be given why it should be tropically understood.” In this position we heartlily concur, and should greatly rejoice had he at all times been governed by it. He then assumes that designations of time, space, and numbers, are the least susceptible of a tropical meaning, and says, “that if we do in any case give to a designation of time an import different from its usual and natural meaning, we must, in order to justify ourselves, be moved by substantial and cogent reasons to interpret it in this manner If no such reasons can be given; if the plain and obvious sense fits both the passage in which a designation of time stands, and the general aim of the writer; if facts can be pointed out which will accord with the prediction when literally understood; and if a tropical or symbolical sense would be irrelevant, alien from the usual mode of speaking, and in fact even against a usage which is nearly universal; then we cannot in any way be justified in giving to designated periods of time, a secondary or tropical sense, and are bound to interpret them in the simple manner in which they are presented to us.” P. 67. In the above rule for the interpretation of time we fully accord, but in accordance with that, it will be necessary to show that each prediction has been fulfilled to the very letter, both in respect to manner and to time; or it will be necessary to look for a farther fulfilment. We therefore shall endeavor to show that in his application of historical events, as the fulfilment of prophecies, he has not only failed to show an agreement with the prophecy, in some of the most important particulars, but has in no case shown a fulfilment in literal days, where we contend that a day is used as a figure for a year; and, therefore, according to his own showing, he can have no confidence in his own exposition.HST September 28, 1842, page 9.1

    After occupying several pages to show that definite numbers are used for indefinite, and which all admit; he adds, “nothing but imperious necessity can justify us in explaining years or days, when accompanied with definite numerals in a tropical way, except the necessity of the case.” P. 72. We are at a loss to know wherein “the necessity of the case,” can be an exception to an “imperious necessity;” but we admit, and claim, that “if any good and appropriate sense can be made without resort to such an expedient, we are clearly bound as interpreters to abide by it.” And also that “it becomes an imperious duty of the interpretor, to examine, thoroughly, the nature of the case before us, and see whether Daniel and John may not have employed the designations of time exhibited in their works, in the usual and ordinary manner. And if it should turn out, upon examination, to be a matter of fact, that historical occurrences predicted by them accord with those designations when interpreted in a simple and obvious way,” that none “other interpretation than the obvious one is to be given to the periods in question.” P. 73. But it is no less true that in order to demonstrate that days in any case are simply days, a complete fulfilment of the prediction in every particular must be exhibited and in just that length of time; otherwise we have no right to claim that any prophecy was thus fulfilled; for when the history of the fulfilment of any prediction is wanting in time, and manner, mere assertion is the only evidence of proof that remains. After laying down the argument above quoted, he says, “Among intelligent, considerate and impartial men, such an argument, if well supported, will find a patient hearing, if not a welcome reception.” P. 73. Than the above nothing can be more true; but in order to give the “argument” that “welcome reception,” it will be necessary to show that it is “well supported.” If it can be stripped of its fancied support, it can rank as an argument no longer; and, therefore, becomes unworthy of such a reception.HST September 28, 1842, page 9.2

    The advocates of a temporal millennium in their spiritualizing and figurative interpretations, make the following extract so applicable to them by their fanciful conjectures, that we can not forbear quoting it. “The truth plainly is, that the public mind begins to grow weary of being tossed so long on a tempestuous sea of conjecture, in regard to the meaning of the Scriptures. Men of inquiring minds wish to know what the Bible says, when interpreted by principles of exegesis, which are stable, well-grounded and capable of an honest, open and intelligent defence. There is no end to the arbitrary and the fanciful. When we are once cast upon a sea, it is quite impossible to tell with certainty what harbor we shall ultimately make. Like the Corinthians who had every man his own interpretation, the arbitary and fanciful interpreters of our own times scarcely ever agree, and, even if they do, whether the church derives any edification from their views of prophecy, is a serious question indeed.” P. 73. Having thus fortified his position as he imagines, by many sound rules of hermeneutics, which none deny; and by a learned dissertation on principles of interpretation, which are not disputed by us, (as we contend for literal interpretation;) he seems to feel prepared to prove that all the prophetic periods in the Bible, were fulfilled in literal days, and, therefore, have no bearing upon the present time. And this seems to be the great end for which all his. “Hints” were given, although the treatise, thus far, has but little reference to it, and is in opposition to none of the positions assumed, by the believers in the Second Advent.HST September 28, 1842, page 9.3

    He admits that in Ezekiel 4:5, 6, and in Numbers 14:33, 34, they were commanded to reckon each day for a year; but claims that where no such command is given, that they are to be considered as simply days. In reply to that, we shall endeavor to prove that the word days was used as a figure of years because the events have not yet been shown to have been fulfilled in just so many days, and because in every instance where the given number of years has passed by, they can be shown to have been fulfilled in just so many years. He next attempts to evade the force of the seventy weeks in Daniel 9:24, because the original is correctly rendered “seventy heptades” or “seventy sevens,” and assumes, that because Daniel had been considering the end of the 70 years o the Babylonish captivity, that, therefore, he understood seventy heptades of years, and not of days. It is admitted by the best scholars that sevens, when applied by the Jews to time, were weeks of time, so that the only question is whether the “seventy weeks,” are weeks of years, or weeks of days; and this we are willing the context should decide.HST September 28, 1842, page 9.4

    Nothing can be plainer than that when Daniel closed the eighth chapter, he did not fully understand the vision of the 2300 days, which is there recorded; and yet it had been all explained to him, except when the days commenced, and whether the days were years, or merely days. And although when Daniel commenced his prayer in the ninth chapter, he had been considering the end of the seventy years; yet in the communication of the angel to Daniel, there is not a single expression, which will prove that the angel had any reference at all to the seventy years; but he told Daniel expressly to understand the matter, and consider the vision. Now as Daniel here saw no vision, the vision which he was to consider could be no other than the vision of the 2300 days; and the only information that he gave him respecting that, was the time when that vision commenced, and the length of the days. For as this was to make him understand the vision of the 2300 days, it will necessarily follow that the “seventy heptades,” are seventy weeks of just such days as are the 2300 days, and are, therefore, weeks of days; and the seventy weeks being fulfilled in 490 years, as many years as there are days in 70 weeks, it proves that the 2300 days will be fulfilled in 2300 years. As he admits that on P. 79 that the seventy weeks is a locus vexatissimus; and that it would require a volume of much magnitude “to establish an exegesis, which could stand;” it will not be unfair to suppose that he is not altogether satisfied with his own exposition of it.HST September 28, 1842, page 9.5

    His attempt to show the absurdity of reconing days for years, in the case of Daniel’s fasting twenty one days,—the flood which was predicted in 120 years—the exode of 400 years, etc., etc., on page 80—82, needs no reply, as it is never claimed that they are otherwise, than to be literally interpreted; and it can moreover be shown that the events predicted were literally fulfilled. We only claim that a lay is used as a figure of a year, where it cannot be shown that the prediction was fulfilled in literal days; and also where it was impossible hat they should have been so fulfilled. If Prof. Stuart can show a single instance of such a fulfillment, we will, at once, thus far, admit his position. And we are willing that any unprejudiced mind should decide whether he has proved, in a single instance, that any of the predictions in Daniel or Revelation, where it is claimed that days are used for years, was fulfilled in all its particulars in just so many literal days.”HST September 28, 1842, page 9.6

    In our next we shall examine his proof that “the designations of time in Daniel and in the Apocalypse, admit of a satisfactory solution on the common ground of grammatico-historical exegesis.” P. 82. B.HST September 28, 1842, page 10.1

    Inconsistency

    JVHe

    In every society there have been inconsistent members who have done injury to the cause that they professed to believe and advocate. It is so among the professed believers of the Second Coming of Christ nigh; that person who says that he believes that Christ will come next year, and yet is as eager after the world as ever, and is clinging to his wealth with a miser’s grasp, is doing immense injury to this glorious cause. Such persons have only a speculative belief, such as devils are desscribed as having; they are said to “believe and tremble.” The individual who loves Christ’s appearing, and acts consistently with his professed belief of that event being nigh, will devote himself and property to the advancement of this glorious truth; he is a hearer and doer; the other a hearer only, and builds on the sand.HST September 28, 1842, page 10.2

    Reader, if you profess to believe that Christ will come in 1843, and still continue to hoard up wealth without doing good with it; you are like Demas, making a god of this world. Christ says, “He that loveth father or mother, houses or lands, more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that forsaketh not all that he hath cannot be my disciple.” Whoso acts otherwise robs God. “Will a man rob God; yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.” Malachi 3:8. i. e. God is robbed when we withhold from his service what he has committed to us. Christ left his throne of glory for us. “He who was rich has for our sakes become poor, that we through his poverty might be rich;” yes, rich in glory: and are we not willing to become poor for his sake, or to advance his cause? If not, we can have no inheritance in his glorious kingdom.HST September 28, 1842, page 10.3

    Reader, it Christ should find you at his coming the possessor of hoarded wealth, which might have done much good to the poor and needy, and assisted in spreading knowledge on this subject, read your doom in the fifth chapter of James, if you are found as you are O repent now and save your own soul and the souls of them that are stumbling over you into hell! A consistent believer of Christ’s Second Coming nigh, preaches the most powerful sermon possible by his example and actions; he is truly a living epistle, known and read by all observers. In Christ’s parable of the ten virgins, he has reference to those who professed to believe his coming nigh, when the midnight cry should be heard; for the virgins took their lamps and went forward to meet the Bridegroom, and of these, five were foolish; i. e. even one half of those who profess to believe that Christ is about to come will be unprepared for his coming, and be lost; while of the whole nominal church probably not one out of forty will be saved; for those who have the spirit of Christ are comparatively very few; and none others will go heaven. O solemn thought! the great body even of church members will be lost! O Reader, look well to your hope, make sure work for eternity, or it will be too late. If you have the spirit of Christ you will feel deeply anxious for sinners, and will labor for their salvation.HST September 28, 1842, page 10.4

    C. Morley.
    Albany, Sept. 12, 1842.

    Remarks on the 2nd Chapter of Isaiah

    JVHe

    Deas Brother Himes:—It is most marvellous that after men have admitted a rule of interpreting the Bible, they will, nevertheless, deny an interpretation to be correct, that is strictly according to that rule. Every day’s experience and observation more and more confirms my faith in the doctrine of the Second Advent near at hand; because the true light now shineth on this particular subject, which is itself a fulfillment of an important prophecy, and one of the signs given by Christ, by which he intended his disciples should know that his coming was near, even at the doors. And as the light shines, the darkness recedes. The people of God being aroused from their spiritual slumbers, now see that they by slumbering have actually become spiritual dreamers, and have for a long time been dreaming of things as prophecies, which can no where be found in the Scriptures. But as a man thinketh, so is he. To a man who believes the truth, error appears grossly absurd, for the simple reason, that it is directly opposed to the truth. Let a man become so deceived or mistaken as to believe that error is truth, as is often the case, and to him the truth appears equally absurd; Hence the unspeakable importance of great spiritual discernment, to discern and embrace the truth on all subjects, especially all subjects relating to salvation and the glory of God. Vast multitudes of professed Christians at the present day, have their loins girt about, not with truth, but with error. Yes, that arch deceiver, whose peculiar business it is to deceive all, as many as he can, both of saints and sinners, knowing that his time is short, has in these last days so managed as to palm off his deceits and his lies upon the church to a most wonderful extent. This he has done, as we have been kindly foretold that he would do, viz. by transforming himself into an angel of light, and thus presenting himself to us in the capacity of an expounder of the law, a commentator of the Bible, etc. Without enlarging further on this particular subject at this time, permit me to call your attention to the second chapter of Isaiah, one of the strong pillars of the popular doctrine of the conversion of the whole world to Christ. It has been so explained, and perverted, as to make it teach a doctrine that has no foundation in the Scriptures of truth. I will here lay down the following premises, to wit, that it is always safe to explain what the prophets and apostles have said upon a particular subject, so as to harmonize with each other, and also to harmonize with what Christ himself has said upon the same subject. For instance, if Christ has any where told us what will be the character of the last days, and the signs of his coming to judgment, then certainly we may, by a correct understanding of the same, know how to explain what all the prophets have said on the same subject. And we may know what the language, last days, means, by the connection in which it stands, whether such an expression refers to a period near the end of time, or to an earlier period. There is no one subject with which the Scriptures so much abound, as the subject of Christ’s second advent, and the final judgment, holding as it does a most conspicuous place in all the writings of all the inspired penmen, and yet as a very natural fauit of the faith of our modern preachers, no doctrine is so much overlooked and consequently so very imperfectly understood as this very doctrine. The prophet Isaiah, addressing himself to Israel, or the church, after dealing with them with great severity, all through the first chapter, he draws to a close by saying “how is the faithful city, the church, became an harlot; thy silver has become dross; thy princes are rebellious and companions of thieves,” etc. etc. “Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty one of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries and avenge me of mine enemies, and I will turn mine hand upon thee, and purge away thy dross and take away all thy tin; (evidently referring to the judgment) and I will restore thy judges as at the first, afterward thou shalt be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city, Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness. And the destruction of the transgressor and sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed,” (and in the last verse) “they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.” Now it is very evident to my mind, that in all this the prophet alludes to the last days and the day of judgment, in the parable of the ten virgins. And then he commences his second chapter by saying, “And it shall come to pass in the last days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the tops of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it.”HST September 28, 1842, page 10.5

    Question. What does the prophet mean by all this and what follows? This verse and the following one have been generally understood to predict and to teach the doctrine of the very great spiritual prosperity of the church in the last days. But I would respectfully ask, whether such a construction, instead of harmozing, does not rather clash with all the other Scriptures which refer to the same period of time, the last days. But what does Christ say, Matthew 25:1? Now if we can show that Isaiah in uttering the language thus contained in this his second chapter, actually had his eye upon the precise time, and state of things, that Christ had his eye upon, when he foretold as he did the character of the last days, and also of the state of things that would then exist in his church or kingdom just previous to his second personal coming, then we shall not be at a loss to know how to understand the prophet by what he has said, although the language is so different from that employed by Christ himself. In answer to the inquiry of his disciples, Christ proceeded to give them the signs by which they might know to a certainty, that the end of the world was near, even at the doors, notwithstanding he had said that no man or angel knew the day or the hour. These signs and instructions are recorded in the 24th and 25th chapters of Matthew. He commenced the 25th chapter by saying, “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins,” etc. The prophet Isaiah employs different language while speaking of the same time and people, and from the particular connection in which it stands, and comparing it with what all the sacred writers have said on the same subject, I cannot but understand him precisely as if he had used other language and said, “It shall come to pass in the last days, that religion shall become very popular, insomuch that the church shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it;” mark he does not say they shall flow unto it and be saved, no such thing. Now observe, that what follows in the next two veses is not a prediction of the prophet, but it is only what the people would then be saying in those last days. And many people, says he, shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach us of his ways and we will walk in his paths: (how very pious they are,) For out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Then they go on themselves to predict the time when the swords shall be beaten into ploughshares, and the spears into pruning hooks, and when nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither learn war any more.HST September 28, 1842, page 10.6

    Query. Are not these the very false prophets which Christ said shall arise.HST September 28, 1842, page 11.1

    The prophet Micah has the same words in his 4th chapter. The prophet now speaks again, 5th verse. “O house of Jacob, come ye and let me walk in the light of the Lord. Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they are replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers. Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots; their land also is full of idols, they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. The mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself; therefore forgive them not. Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down; and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.” What a mighty contrast between these two different periods, the time when the mountain of the Lord’s house is established in the top of the mountains, and exalted above the hills, and the day when the Lord alone shall be exalted. Thus we see how many things have been quoted as predictions, which are in fact no predictions at all, but are only spiritual dreams, some of Satan’s lies: for the apostle John has told us that no lie is of the truth. Well may we inquire as did David, and say, who can understand his errors? We live most emphatically in the last days, when predicted iniquity of every kind every where abounds. “Perilous times have come, for men are lovers of their ownselves, 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 than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof, from such turn away. Ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth, men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith;” respecting whom the apostle to Timothy says, “that they shall proceed no further, for their folly shall be manifest unto all men!” E. H. W.HST September 28, 1842, page 11.2

    Time of Trouble

    JVHe

    “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people and there shall be a time of trouble such as there never was since there was a nation, even to that same time, and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 12:1. In an article in the Signs of the Times, written by A. A. Cook, the author advanced the idea that we are to look for this time of trouble as the next prophetic event to take place. I have been of the same opinion myself; and there are probably many to whom the evidence of Christ’s Coming in 1843 seems to be conclusive, (yet looking for this event to precede) have doubts respecting its fulfilment, as the time seems too short for the accomplishment of the great distress which is so fully portrayed in the prophecies. And it is more particularly for this class that I make this communication, hoping that if I am in an error that others by searching may find the truth. I will here state some of my views upon the subject. I believe that this time of trouble will consist of war, pestilence, famine, and other calamities, by which a large portion of the wicked will be destroyed, and will close with the great hail storm and conflagration of the earth. But it is not my object to inquire what this event will be, but when it will take place; which I beleive will not be until alter the righteous are caught up to meet the Lord in the air. And I ask my brethren and sisters to lay aside pre-conceived opinions and examine the subject candidly. In examining the subject of the Second Coming of Christ, I think I have gained much light by reading the history of God’s dealings anciently, both with the righteous and the wicked. It might appear to a casual observer that in ordinary cases he deals alike with all, which in some sense is true. Matthew 5:45. But there has ever been a marked distinction between the times when he has suffered his children to be persecuted, and when he has poured wrath upon his enemies. Sometimes the children of God are given into the hands of their enemies, and seem to be forsaken, and their foes exultingly say, Where is their God? His own beloved Son once cried, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? But on the other hand, when he has stood up to plead the cause of his people and bring signal judgments upon their enemies, he has delivered his people from those judgments and I think that our text proves that this will be the case. Thy people shall be delivered every one that shall be found written in the book. The question is, what are they to be delivered from? It seems that it does not mean from the power of the grave, for that is brought to view in the second verse, but that it must have reference to the time of trouble.HST September 28, 1842, page 11.3

    Again: It seems to me unreasonable to suppose (if we may learn any thing from analogy) that God in this day of his vengeance and year of recompense for the controversy of Zion, Isaiah 34:8, will leave his people to suffer with the wicked, and only deliver them from the final catastrophe, viz. the conflagration. I think that instead of looking for this time of trouble as the next prophetic event, that we should “watch and pray, that we may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:36. To close, I will propose a few questions, not for a reply, but that the reader may compare them with the Word of God and satisfy himself.HST September 28, 1842, page 11.4

    1. Is there any proof that the conflagration will immediately succeed the first resurrection? Matthew 25:10, 11.HST September 28, 1842, page 11.5

    2. Is there any proof in those portions of Scripture which allude to this time of trouble, that any of the children of God will have to suffer?HST September 28, 1842, page 11.6

    3. Are there not portions of Scripture from which we may infer that the saints will be entirely exempt from those dreadful calamities that will come upon the ungodly? Daniel 12:1. Isaiah 26:20; Joel 3:16; Malachi 3:16, 17; Zephaniah 2:3.HST September 28, 1842, page 11.7

    4. Has not God, whenever he has brought signal judgments upon the ungodly, always provided a way for his children to escape? Genesis 7:16; 14:15, 16; Exodus 12:23; 16:28, 29; Luke 21:20, 21.HST September 28, 1842, page 11.8

    5. Can you conceive how these dreadful judgments can come upon the world, and the righteous be exempt while they mingle together with the wicked as they do now, and will when the Son of Man is revealed? Luke 17:34-36HST September 28, 1842, page 11.9

    6. If this time of trouble shall immediately precede the coming of Christ, how can it be reconciled with Luke 17:26-30; 1 Thessalonians 5:23?HST September 28, 1842, page 11.10

    7. Where are those portions of Scripture which cannot be reconciled with the idea that this time of trouble will take place after the saints are caught up to meet the Lord in the air? C.HST September 28, 1842, page 11.11

    Arguments of Opponents.—No. III

    JVHe

    Says the objector, “Mr. Miller, nor any other man, knows any more about Christ’s second coming than I do.” Do you know any thing about it? No. Your argument is just as good as that of a wild Hotentot, who should say to the American Missionary, when he came to instruct him in reading, etc., you know no more about reading than I do.” “Do you know how to read?” No. And because I know nothing about it, you do not. Your reasoning is no better, and amounts to this, because you yourself are ignorant on the prophecies, therefore Mr. Miller and every body else is also ignorant of them. The Apostle says that no prophecy is of private interpretation, and Daniel says that the wise, i. e. Christians, shall understand his prophecy at the time of the end; but the wicked shall not understand; and if you cannot understand it, the reason is that you are of the wicked.HST September 28, 1842, page 11.12

    Say other objectors, “It is all speculation.” But these objectors are narrow-minded persons, and are themselves speculators, and hence they judge others by themselves. The Rev. Dr. Sevings, of Troy, and other clergy, that are making these false charges, are living on fat salaries, while those they so vilely slander are devoting themselves, and all they have, to the cause of truth. Elder Fleming has expended two hundred dollars beyond receipts in publishing the Second Advent Witness, and others have sold their property and are distributing to the poor, scattering light on this subject, and have made themselves literally poor to do good. The writer is so poor that he cannot ride, but walks from place to place to proclaim the mid night cry; and he is not ashamed to thus imitate Christ and his apostles. Will Dr. Seving, and other like objectors, take some of the stock in this speculation? They are not only saying My Lord delayeth his coming, but are smiting their fellow servants, and are thus stamped by Christ as evil servants. C. M.HST September 28, 1842, page 11.13

    Albany, Sept. 12, 1842.

    THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES

    JVHe

    BOSTON, SEPTEMBER 28, 1842.

    The Parting.—When Christ appears, the final separation which will then be made of the righteous and wicked, will, to the wicked, be heartrending in the extreme. It will be a parting unlike any that ever preceded it; and then husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends, will part to meet no more again forever. Then many a doting husband will see the beloved partner of his bosom ascend to meet her Lord in the air, while the blackness of darkness is reserved for him. Then many a fond wife will behold her more faithful husband for the last time, and will be left to lie down in everlasting despair, while he joins in the anthems of the general assembly of the church of the first born on high. Parents will behold their children,received as lambs in the Savior’s arms, themselves consigned to the world of wo. Children will behold their pious parents received into the realms of glory, while a horrible tempest will be their portion. Those who have taken sweet counsel together, and have walked to the house of God in company, will find the ties of kindred and affection suddenly sundered. These will receive the “well done good and faithful servant,” while others will receive the dreadful sentence “depart ye cursed.” And Oh, what different attainment will be theirs! The one will walk the golden streets of the New Jerusalem, with harps of gold, and crowns upon their heads, with songs and everlasting joy; the other will be consigned to those regions of woe where hope can never enter, and eternal despair among the damned will be their portion forever. The one will become priests of God, the other will become demons of darkness. the one will enjoy the feast of fat things, of wine on the lees well refined, prepared by the Lord for his people; the other will pine away in a world of woe. The death of the one will be swallowed up in victory, the other will suffer the second death. The Lord will wipe all tears from the eyes of the one, while the other will go where is weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. The one shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places; the other will dwell in the fire that is never quenched, and with the worm that never dies. The one will possess righteousness, and peace, and quietness, and assurance forever; the other will be doomed to eternal misery, and disappointment, and anguish, and despair. The Lord will be unto the one a place of broad rivers, and streams; and unto the other a burning flame. The one shall never say they are sick, and they shall be forgiven their iniquity; while the other will never know any good thing. The one will obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing will ever flee away; the other will forever endure unutterable misery. The one will enter into an everlasting rest, which the Father hath prepared for those who love him; and the other will forever gnaw their tongues for very pain and anguish, which will know no mitigation. And now, O sinner, is there nothing for you to gain, and nothing which you may loose? Can you hesitate a moment which of those companies you will strive to join? Husband, can you endure to be left behind, when the partner of your bosom shall ascend to meet her Lord in the air? Wife, are you content to go away into everlasting despair, while your husband shall sit at the marriage feast? Parents, will you not join your children in the New Jerusalem? Children, will you then be separated from your parent’s kind embrace? Brothers, sisters, friends, are you willing to part forever with those who shall be taken when you are left? Remember the time is short. The day of the Lord draweth nigh. Soon, He that cometh will come and will not tarry. The Bridegroom is at the door. The Master of the house will soon rise up and shut too the door, and those who are ready will enter with him to the marriage feast. Are you ready? Are your lamps trimmed and burning? If not, delay not; look not behind; tarry not in all the plain; flee to the mountains, and lay hold on the hope that is set before you in the gospel, that you may make your Judge your friend before it is too late. If you walk contrary to God, He will walk contrary to you. If you reject Christ, he will reject you; Unless you are willing to take up your cross and follow him, you are none of his disciples. If you choose this evil world, you refuse the next. What will it profit you if you gain the whole world, and lose your own soul? Delays are dangerous. Now is the accepted time, and now is the day of salvation. You have no assurance of tomorrow. To day, if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Soon the seventh trumpet will sound, and the mystery of God be finished. Then He will come whose right it is to reign, and will take the kingdom to himself; and the greatness o the kingdom under the whole heaven will be given to the saints of the Most High. Then Christ will descend from heaven with a shout, and the voice of the arch angel, and the trump of God, and the dead in Christ will rise, and the righteous living will be changed, and together caught up to meet the Lord in the air. Are you ready for that event? Have you made that preparation which you wish to make before you enter his presence? You have no time to loose. The last sands of Time’s hour glass are fast running out, and time shall be no longer. If you are wise you will be wise for yourself; and if you perish you alone must bear it. That great separation will soon be over, and that last parting will soon be made. Have you made your election? And will you strive to be found on the right of your Judge? or will you perish forever? B.HST September 28, 1842, page 12.1

    The Tendency of preaching any doctrine is a strong evidence of its falsity or truth. It can never produce any good effect to preach error, neither can it ever be injurious to preach the truth. If therefore we find that the preaching of any doctrine causes iniquity to abound, or the love of any to wax cold, if it lowers the standard of piety, and weans hearts from God; we may know, that however plausible it may appear, it is not approved of God. On the contrary we may know that any doctrine is true which has a tendency to purify the heart and fill us with love to God, which weans our affections from this world, and centres them on one purer and better, or which causes the sinner to forsake the error of his way and to turn unto God.HST September 28, 1842, page 12.2

    By the above rule we propose to test the doctrine of Christ Second Advent near. It is claimed that its effect will be injurious if it does not prove true. As no evidence of such a consequence has ever been adduced, it will only be necessary for us to show what has been its effect where it has been received, and this has in all cases been most salutary. It has awakened the slumbering christian, and aroused the careless sinner. It has caused sectarian prejudices to be forgotten, and has revived decayed and drooping piety. It has unsealed the prophecies to many an enquiring mind which before was to them a dead letter. It has shown that there is a beauty, a harmony, a simplicity, and a fulness in many portions of that word, which had before been veiled in obscurity by those who mistify and spiritualize away its plain and simple meaning. It has been instrumental in the conversion of souls, and has filled the hearts of Christians with new joy. It has caused Universalism and Infidelity to tremble before it, and to loose their hold on their ensnared victims; and erronists of every name make common cause against it. It draws the heart of the believer near to God, fills it with joy and peace, in believing, and prompts him to renewed exertion in his Master’s service. And it has convinced the sinner of the danger of delay, and of the necessity of making his peace with God at once. These are the results which indicate that it is a cause which is blessed of God, and meets his favor and approval.HST September 28, 1842, page 12.3

    On the other hand, we find that preaching against this doctrine has no good effect. It never awakens the sinner; nor alarms the skeptic; neither does it tend to fill the heart of the christian with any of those graces, which draw the reclaimed nearer to God; but its effect is directly the reverse. It lulls to sleep the already slumbering christian. It says to the sinner, to-morrow is as well as to day, so that he need not be alarmed, and invites him to delay repentance. It also conveys the idea that there is nothing desirable in the coming of Christ.HST September 28, 1842, page 12.4

    But a still more convincing argument is the fact that all the unbelievers, whether infidel or universalists, look upon those who oppose it as champions of their own views: and one pamplet, the “False Alarm” has been distributed by the universalists, as a paper after their own heart. All of those classes of men are looking with intense anxiety at every turn in this discussion, and those who espouse this cause they regard as in opposition to themselves while those who oppose it, of whatever denomination, they regard as on their own side of the question. On so momentous a question as this they can endure very well all allusions to death and futurity which their allies make, if they will only take common ground on this question.HST September 28, 1842, page 12.5

    Such being the effects of preaching the kingdom of God at hand, and denying that it is near, can any doubt, which it is that meets the favor and approbation of God? B.HST September 28, 1842, page 12.6

    The Time.—The most prominent objection that is advanced against the doctrine of the Second Advent, is that the time is set; and for this reason, as they avow it, has called forth the anathemas of all classes. We however are inclined to believe that that is only the avowed reason, while the real one is an unwillingness that the doctrine should prove true. If that is the true reason, why do they bring the objection only against those who fix on 1843? Others have fixed on different dates, but they are unnoticed. Again, if the time was the real objection, we should hear nothing from them, for if that is an error, it is one which time will cure, and that, too, shortly; so that they need go into no labored argument to refute it, for it would refute itself. It therefore follows that it is not the time, but the event, which they oppose. The foolish plea that if it does not come at the time, the believers in the Second Advent, will turn infidels, is too fallacious to be indulged for a moment. It is a poor compliment to their own understanding of this question, or to the intelligence or the love of the Bible on the part of those who thus believe. We might as well say that the mariner in navigating the ocean would throw away his chart, because he should fail in his own recconing, in supposing himself nearer a dangerous rock than the event should prove. This bitter and stubborn opposition manifested by the opposers of this doctrine, betrays a heart opposed to the coming of Christ. We can excuse an ardor of desire, that he whose right it is should reign; but an ardent opposition to it cannot be congenial to the mind of a willing subject of the Prince of peace. One who is looking for and loves the appearing of the Son of man, will never be bitterly opposed to the time, which if wrong, would be so soon known, so that that can be only a nominal excuse. These same persons who object to the time, many of them place the begining of the temporal millenium, which they expect, in 1866. If it should not come that year, and there are no signs of it now, will they, to be consistent, throw away their Bibles? B.HST September 28, 1842, page 12.7

    “Modern Chiliasm; or the doctrine of the personal and immortal reign of Jesus Christ, on earth, commencing about A. D. 1843, as advocated by William Miller and others, Refuted. By Rev. Henry Morris. Hartford, Conn. Case & Tiffany. 1842. pp. 112, 18 mo.”HST September 28, 1842, page 13.1

    We have a word or two to say in relation to this Book. The first we saw of it, two gentlemen came from Hartford with a quantity of them for sale. They commenced peddling them in the passage way of the camp ground contrary to the regulations without consulting the Superintendent, as is usual in such cases. When I learned the facts in the case, I called upon the gentlemen, and informed them that they were trespassing, and cordially invited them to my tent to make sale of their books, and offered them every facility for the sale of them without charge, or I would take their books of them at their price. They chose the latter, and received payment for them. Some of them were sold, and most of them are now for sale, or to give away as the case may be.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.2

    These books have done much good. Those who have read them are deeply impressed with the weakness of the arguments of our opponents, and are being confirmed in the theory that Mr. Morris, and the Hartford Clergy are vainly attempting to overthrow. The papers 1For example take the following from the N. Y. Observer, of the 17th inst.
    “Those who would like a summary and lucid refutation of Millerism would do well to purchase this little volume at Taylor’s bookstore, in this city. The ingenious author appears to have studied the Scriptures to some purpose, and the dexterity with which he wields his weapons makes him a troublesome opponent. He brings Miller’s vision to the test of the Bible, and dispels it with ease.
    will puff it awhile, and the clergy will commend it to the people, and then, like kindred prints, it will be among the things that were, while the truth will shine more bright for their efforts to darken it with words without knowledge. This is the thirteenth time that our opponents have “exploded, overthrown, refuted,” etc., etc., what they call “Chiliasm,” “Millerism,” etc.—and yet it lives, and flourishes triumphantly. Well gentlemen, what next?
    HST September 28, 1842, page 13.3

    Explanation of a “particular notice.”

    JVHe

    Last week, in our absence, an article appeared on our last page relating to the publication of the “Signs of the Times” in New York. The notice was designed simply to give information that an effort would be made to get more subscribers in the vicinity of New York, and to establish a General Agency there for the paper and Second Advent publications; no more was meant, therefore, by the notice than that, what papers were needed, would be sent on, weekly, as published at that Office. This arrangement may yet be made; but is not now completed. Friends will, therefore, understand that the Signs of the Times, is permanently printed and published at 14 Devonshire St., where all orders and remittances for it must be sent, (Post Paid) to J. V. Himes, Boston, Mass. In the mean time Mr. E, H. Wilcox, our Agent in N. Y. has an Office at No. 36 Park Row (up stairs) where the papers and publications may be obtained, until further notice.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.4

    Rev. J. F. Halsey—has an article in the last “Millenarian” on the “two witnesses,” which he says he sent to Bro. Himes, who it seems did not publish it. I wish to say that Bro. H. did not receive the article in question. A few weeks ago a string of 18 questions appeared in the same paper, from the same hand; and a note was added, that they had been sent to us, but were not published. These were received, but were mislaid by my associate, and on hearing that Bro. Halsey was sick about that time, the matter rested. Now all we lave to say is this; Bro. Halsey has had the greatest privilege in our paper of any one of our correspondents; and we are sorry to see that he shows the most ingratitude. Such references to us in the “Millenarian” are very unjust.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.5

    Newcastle, Me. We recently gave a course of lectures in this town. We had a very kind reception, and a full and candid hearing. Brother Haws and Cone, ministers in the place, united their meetings on the Sabbath, and gave us a hearing through the day. We hope good will result. Bro. Haws, of the Baptist church, is very favorble to the doctrine of the Advent near.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.6

    A WORD TO OUR AGENTS. We are now in absolute need of all that is due us from agents. They will do the cause we advocate much service by promptness in their remittances.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.7

    Mission to the South. It is now expected that Bro. Litch and Hale will go South with the Big Tent. The arrangement is not yet perfected.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.8

    Bro. Fitch is now at Oberlin, lecturing on the Second Coming of Christ. He will do what he can, hereafter, for the West.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.9

    Peirmont, N. H. We regret that we could not attend our appointment in Peirmont. Sickness in our family prevented. We hope, however, that Bro. Reed was there, and the meeting well attended, and that it will result in good.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.10

    Revival in Acton.—Our notice of a revival in his town a few weeks since, was not correct. The revival took place before the meeting at Littleton. We are happy to make the correction, as we were misinformed.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.11

    A MEETING IN THE GREAT TENT!

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    At salem, mass. Oct. 6

    Of those who love, and wait for the appearing, of our Lord Jesus Christ, to glorify his saints, and destroy them that destroy the earth, is to be holden, (the Lord willing,) at Salem, Mass. in North Fields, in a fine grove, called the Horse Pasture, one mile from the rail road depot. The meeting is to commence on Thursday, Oct. 6, 1842, and to continue about one week.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.12

    Bro. Miller, and several other Lecturers, are expected to be present, and will show, from the Word of God, the manner and object of Christ’s Second Coming, together with the reasons for expecting him in 1843. All who love the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, are affectionately invited: orally at this feast of Tabernacles. Our time is growing shorter and shorter each day, and what is to be done must be quickly done.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.13

    The great object of the meeting is, like those which have already been held in other places, on this subject, to arouse both the church and the world to a sense of their peril by sounding the Mdinight Cry.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.14

    Preaching each day at 10 o’clock in the morning, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon; and at 7 in the evening, when the weather will permit.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.15

    Friends from the country can have provisions for themselves and horses on reasonable terms. It is desirable that our friends, if convenient, will provide tents in companies, and encamp with us on the ground.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.16

    Timothy Cole, Henry Phummer,
    A. Hale, E. Hale, Jr.
    J. V. Himes, Com

    NOTICE.—We give the following notice from the Master of Transportation of the Eastern Rail Road. “Persons wishing to visit the campmeeting at Salem, will have the privilege of passing over the Eastern Rail Road, in companies of one hundred or more, at ONE HALF OF THE REGULAR PRICE, by giving a seasonable notice to either of the Ticket Offices.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.17

    JOHN KINSMAN,
    Master Transportation, E.R.R.
    Sept. 23rd, 1842.

    Progress of the Cause

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    The cause is prospering. Its advance, however, is not with the wicked, the worldly-minded, not the fashionable and luke-warm professor. Neither does it make much progress with those who are already committed to a given course and are bigoted in their opinions. These, almost invariably, say, My Lord delayeth his coming. But it does advance with God’s humble poor. And this is the very class of persons I should expect the impression to prevail with. They have not much to hope from this world, and have not much to lose with the world, and consequently they are looking and longing for a better. I might also add that those who have been brought up in the schools, and pride themselves in their acquisitions, and are attached to great names, almost invariably despise the doctrines so lucidly and ably brought forth by the humble farmer of Low Hampton. Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Have any of the Pharisees believed on him? is the language of many; and it will continue so to be, till the Bridegroom makes his approach, and the door is shut. Meantime the cause is making progress, and I cannot but think that the Holy Ghost is producing the impression of the near advent of my Lord, so that that day shall not overtake them as a thief.HST September 28, 1842, page 13.18

    Yours, for the cause,
    Dated, City of Destruction,
    in the last borders of Time. D. C.

    THE HEAVENLY VISION

    JVHe

    I beheld, and lo! a great mul-ti-tude which no man could number:HST September 28, 1842, page 14.1

    I beheld, and lo!—a great, etc. Thousands ofHST September 28, 1842, page 14.2

    Thousands of thousands, and ten times thousands,HST September 28, 1842, page 14.3

    Thousands of thousands, and ten times thou-sands,—thousands of thousands, and ten times thousands,—thousands of thousands, and ten times thousands,HST September 28, 1842, page 14.4

    Thousands of thousands, and ten times thousands,—thousands, etc. thousands of thousands, and ten timesHST September 28, 1842, page 14.5

    thousands, and ten times thousands, thousands of thousands, and ten time thou-sands, thousands, etc thousands, etc.HST September 28, 1842, page 14.6

    thousands, etc. thousands, etc. thousands of the thousands, and ten times thousands of thousandsHST September 28, 1842, page 14.7

    stood before, etc.HST September 28, 1842, page 14.8

    thousands stood be-fore the Lamb, and they had palms in their hands; and they cease not day nor night saying, Ho-ly, Ho-ly,HST September 28, 1842, page 14.9

    ten times thousands stood before the Lamb, and they, etc.HST September 28, 1842, page 14.10

    stood be-fore the Lamb, etc.HST September 28, 1842, page 14.11

    ho-ly, ho-ly, ho-ly, Lord God Al-mighty! Which was, and is, and is to came, Which was, and is and is to come.HST September 28, 1842, page 14.12

    HEAVENLY VISION,—Continued

    JVHe

    And I head a mighty an-gel fly-------ing thro’ midst of heav’n, saying with a loud voice, Wo! wo! wo!HST September 28, 1842, page 15.1

    Wo, ........ be un-to the earth by reason of that trumpet which is yet to sound. And when the last trumpet sounded, theHST September 28, 1842, page 15.2

    great men and nobles, rich men and poor, bond and free, gathered themselves together, and cried to the rocks and mountains to fall upon them, and hide themHST September 28, 1842, page 15.3

    from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne. For the great day of his wrath has come, and who shall be able to stand, And who shall be able to stand?HST September 28, 1842, page 15.4

    LIAR’S DEPARTMENT

    JVHe

    A nd all liars shall have their part in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.HST September 28, 1842, page 15.5

    From the Hartford Times

    JVHe

    Millerism.—A week or two since the followers of Miller held a camp meeting at Chicopee, Mass., for the purpose of making converts to the doctrine that the world is to come to an end next year. Some ten or twelve thousand people, it is said, attended the meeting. But it appears that the object of some of their leaders was to make money as well as converts. One Himes was there, a fellow who prints a paper in Boston, called “The Signs of the Times,” together with various catch penny pamphlets. He had a table in a prominent place, was very busy peddling pamphlets, and successfully fingered the “shiners,” when a couple of young men appeared on the ground with a quantity of pamphlets just from the press of Case, Tiffany & Co. of this city, purporting to be a refutation of Miller’s doctrines. Himes thought this movement would injure his business, and accordingly went to the young men, told them he had hired the ground on which the meeting was held, forbid their selling such pernicious pamphlets as they were offering, plainly intimating that the right of dealing in wares on that ground was exclusively vested in his holy self! The young men turned up their noses at ‘Himes,’ told him they should sell just as many pamphlets as they pleased, there being a demand for them. The money catcher, finding that he could not “head off” the young men by his commands, approached them in another way, for he was very fearful they would injure his business. He offered them the wholesale price for all they had on hand, which offer they readily accepted. He then took the pamphlets to his table, saying they would do as much good as his own, (meaning to his pocket probably,) and sold them at a profit of 33 per cent. Now this “Himes,” and the company that foster him, must be very strongly impressed with the belief that the affairs of this world are to terminate next year. We presume, if he can get enough foolish men and women into his camp, to support his peddling operations, he will yet sell them maple nutmegs and beech-wood hams.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.1

    Correction

    JVHe

    Dear Brother Himes:—In my letter of last June, published in the Signs of the Times, I stated as follows: “I have been disposing of them (the second advent books I carried out on my voyage) with the pamphlets, and Clue to the Time, unto all the inhabitants until I reached Faulkland Island, in Long Island Sound; Here they were not able to buy; I made them a present, therefore, of the books, for I was determined the people should know about the Second Coming of Christ.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.2

    How the error in this extract happened I am utterly unable to say, but I wrote the letter in great haste, and late at night, and suppose the error happened by inadvertence. But I now wish to make a correction of the statement by giving what I intended to have written at the time. “I commenced the distribution of books in North Carolina, and continued to Faulkner’s Island. Where they were not able to buy, I made them a present of the books, for I was determined the people should know about the second coming of Christ.” It is entirely erroneous, to say that the people of Faulkners Island were unable to buy, or that I gave them any books; what they had they bought, I had no intention of making such a statement as appears in the original letter in the Signs of the Times, and deeply regret the mistake.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.3

    Joseph Howland.
    New Bedford, Sept. 1842.

    Letter from T. M. Preble

    JVHe

    Bro. Himes:—Last evening I closed a course of lectures in Prospect, delivered during the Conference in that place. And I feel the witness that there will be a goodly number, who attended that meeting, who will praise God in the New Jerusalem, that they ever heard the Midnight Cry. During the whole time, the meetings were well attended, and yesterday the Methodist House, at West Prospect, where the meetings were holden, was filled to overflowing. About 100, at the close of the afternoon lecture, yesterday, arose to express their full faith in Christ’s coming at hand, and some 30 or 40 arose for the prayers of God’s children, declaring their determination to seek the salvation of their souls without delay. Never witnessed more of God’s power in any meeting. Praise God. Tomorrow morning I leave this place, on my way to attend the Conference at Atkinson, at the close of which you may hear from me again.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.4

    Yours, in the full faith of meeting Christ in 1843, T. M. Preble.
    Bangor, Sept. 19, 1842.

    The coming Glory

    JVHe

    Bro. Himes:—If the following communication from a sister in Christ, is deemed worthy of publication in the “Signs of the Times,” you are at liberty to insert it.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.5

    The subject of Christ’s coming near at hand, is one in which I feel deeply interested. I believe he has come once as a “man of sorrows and acquainted with grief”—that he was persecuted and put to death—that he rose again and ascended into heaven to prepare mansions for those that love him—and that he will come again and receive his faithful followers to himself. And I rejoice that his coming is near even at the door—that so soon “to them that look for him till he appear the second time without sin unto salvation—that so soon the saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever. What a glorious anticipation! that soon, very soon, if faithful, we shall behold the King in his beauty—we shall come into possession of the promised inheritauce of the saints, and dwell with Christ forever. Language fails to describe the exceeding glory connected with the coming of our blessed Savior. We may endeavor to portray in lively colors the glorious scene, and the events associated with it, but after all we can present but a faint idea of what the reality will be. To those that love the appearing of the Savior this subject is full of thrilling interest, and they rejoice that he “whom having not seen they love” will soon appear, and then they also shall appear with him in glory. Yes, we rejoice that our redemption is so near—we rejoice that so soon death is to lose its sting, and the grave its victory; for when our Savior comes death will be swallowed up in victory. It will have no more dominion over the people of God, for they will be immortal to die no more. Oh, ye saints of the Most High, look up and lift up your heads, for pour redemption draweth nigh. A few months more and you will see Jesus, and when you see him you will be like him for you, will see him as he is. Oh “ye afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Jesus will soon come and relieve all your sorrows.”HST September 28, 1842, page 16.6

    His own soft hand shall wipe the tears,
    From every weeping eye:
    And pains and groans, and griefs and fears
    And death itself shall die.”
    HST September 28, 1842, page 16.7

    Yes, praise the Lord, my heart says, praise the Lord for such blessed promises. The Bridegroom is coming, he will soon be here and take his weary bride to dwell forever with him. I would that the cry might resound through the whole world. “The Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him.” I thank God for the spread of the Midnight Cry thus far, and that so many servants of the Lord are willing to go and proclaim it.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.8

    Fly, fly on wings of morning,
    Ye who the truth can tell;
    To sound the awful warning,
    And rescue souls from hell.
    HST September 28, 1842, page 16.9

    Yours, in hope of the resurrection and the speedy coming of our Lord. M. A. G.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.10

    Portsmouth, Aug. 29.

    SECOND ADVENT CAMPMEETING,

    JVHe

    At Exeter, Me. Sept. 28

    We are requested by a large committee, from Exeter and vicinity, to give notice that the General Meeting and Conference, at Exeter, Me., will be turned into a Campmeeting, to begin the 28th of September. The grove prepared for the meeting is on the farm of Mr. John Lethens, near Capt. Dole’s farm, in the neighborhood of Kendrick’s Mills.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.11

    The “Christian Herald,” and “Morning Star,” will please copy, by request of Committee.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.12

    SECOND ADVENT CONFERENCE

    JVHe

    At Cornville, Me. Oct. 5. 1842

    There will be a Second Advent Conference at Cornville, Me. Providence permitting, to commence Oct. 5, at 1 o’clock, P. M. Those preachers that attend the other Conferences in this state will be expected to attend the above. Henry Frost. Cornville, Me. Sept. 7, 1842.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.13

    Letters

    JVHe

    Received up to Sept. 26. From P. M. Cape Natick, Me. Oakland, Ct. Oswego, Ind. Guilford, N. H. Barnstable, Mass, Wadley’s Falls, N. H. Warrenville, Ill. Richmond, Me. Hanover, Mass, Preston Ct. Marshfield, Mass. N. Danville, Vt. Barre, Vt. Low Hampton, N. Y. Berkshire, Vt. Gaysville, Vt. Glenville, N. Y. Sterling, Mass, Morgantown, Ind. Blacks, Me. Bridgton, Me. Spencer, Ind. Waterford, Mass. Kenebunk, Me. South Orrington, Me. Sandy Hill, New-York, Three Rivers, Mass. Troy Vt. Jamestown, N. Y. Sandbornton. N. H. Hampden, Me.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.14

    From S. Stone, A. Flint, Wm. Brundage, R Parker, L. Kelley, M. M. George, Geo. P. Towle, C. Low, S. Goodhue, Helen M. Preble, J. F Halsey, Elihu Ellis, John S. White, L. C. Collins, D. Mason, Aurelia Wight, J. W. Atkins, J. F. Howe, J. Sawyer, H. C. Davis, J. F. Ruggles, A. Fox, T. M. Preble, G. S. Miles, Z. Parker, R. W. Phinney, J. Spaulding, P. T. Kenney, J. Andrews, A. G. Perkins, W. D. Tuller, J. Warner, C. Greene, L. D. Fleming, O. Squires, R. E. Ladd, Stephen Bush, A. Church.HST September 28, 1842, page 16.15

    Books Sent

    JVHe

    One bundle to L. C. Collins, Hartford, Ct.
    One to Amos Fox, Stanstead, U. C.
    One to Miss G. S. Miles, Albany, N. Y.
    One to J. H. Lonsdale, Providence, R. I.
    One to Jacob Sawyer, Promfret Landing, Ct.
    One to Charles Dow, Whitby, U. C.
    HST September 28, 1842, page 16.16

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