The Advent Herald, and Signs of the Times Reporter [Himes], vol. 7

June 12, 1844

Vol. VII. No. 19. Boston, Whole No. 163

Joshua V. Himes



NEW SERIES VOL. VII. NO. 19. Boston, Wednesday, June 12, 1844. WHOLE NO. 163 HST June 12, 1844, page 145.1




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Once, with a fearful, trembling hand,
I drew aside the veil, to see
The glories of the heavenly land,
The brightness of eternity.
But soon the vision overcame,
And terror seiz’d my quaking frame.
HST June 12, 1844, page 145.7

I look’d—I saw—but oh! the light,
The bliss, the splendor of the place;
The shining host, who all unite
In songs before Jehovah’s face;
A sudden dimness seiz’d my eye,
For who could look on Deity?
HST June 12, 1844, page 145.8

One sight I caught of heaven’s high train,
One glimpse of my eternal home;
I heard one sweet melodious strain,
And all my powers were overcome.
I fell aghast! my senses fled!
Nor dared I raise again my head.
HST June 12, 1844, page 145.9

The following valuable selections from the Word of God, and the works of English Advent writers, have been sent to our office by Capt. Owen of the Royal navy. They are printed on a letter sheet, and are designed for distribution, like many of our own sheets, in order to call the attention of the reader to the great question of the coming of the Lord. We take pleasure in giving them to our readers. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.10

Gentile Talmudists, or Spiritualizers


“The world is asleep, immersed in the perishing things of this present passing life. The Church is dreaming of the conversion of the world, by means which never yet converted any one nation or city; and which were never intended for more than the taking of a people out of the world. Acts 15:14. The time is short—the danger is urgent—The Lord is at Hand!!!” Sermons on the Second Advent, p. 14, by the Rev. H. M’Neile, M. A HST June 12, 1844, page 145.11

Question. Addressed most respectively to all, but especially to the Clergy and other expounders of God’s Holy Word in the Established Church. “At what period of this dispensation do you think you ought to begin to warn your hearers to ‘Watch’ for that ‘Coming’ of our Blessed Lord as promised, Acts 1:11?” HST June 12, 1844, page 145.12

As there will be some alive at the time of our Blessed Lord’s return to this Earth, and as Teachers under the baneful influence of the spiritualizing system do not look for such an event, until the end of the Millennium, and thus virtually not at all, the above “Question” must be a very perplexing one. May it please God to put it into their hearts to examine the subject. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.13

Clergymen, Biblical Students of all denominations, Committees of Missionaries and other Religious Societies, Editors of Religious Periodicals, (especially those of the “Record” Newspaper,) Teachers in Sunday Schools, are respectively entreated to consider well the contents of this paper. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.14

A. B. C. Question


* * * “If the obvious sense of a great portion of the Bible be erroneous, what becomes of the great Protestant doctrine, that the Bible is a safe rule of faith; and of the great Protestant principle of the duty to circulate the Bible, without note or comment.—Plain Sermons, p. 151, by the Rev. J. A. McCaul, D. D. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.15

* * * “It is easy to say that Zion spiritually means the Church, and some perhaps might agree with certain of the Fathers in thinking that camels and dromedaries aptly symbolize proud, rich men.”—Plain Sermons, p. 206, by the Rev. J. A. McCaul, D. D. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.16

* * * “Let every religious professor remember, that it is to them only that love the appearing of the Lord Jesus, that is promised the crown of righteousness, (2 Timothy 4:8;) and certainly this character does not belong to those, whether ministers or professors of religion, who treat with levity or with scorn the annunciation of the speedy advent and glorious reign of the Lord Jesus Christ and all his saints; ‘who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his reign;’ or even to those who will not listen to the scriptural evidence of these truths. (2 Timothy 4:1.) The Greek word Basileia, means the same as our word reign, regnum, regia potestas, Scapula. If it be asked, where His reign shall be? Daniel answers it, 7:13, 27It is under the whole heaven, that is, on earth. What say our Doctors to this? We shall have another Transubstantiation. They will tell us, that under the whole heaven means above the whole heaven.”—Political Destiny of the Earth, p. 27, Nisbel. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.17

Christ Crucified


* * * “Some persons attempt to justify an exclusive preaching of the first Advent, by a text of the Apostle’s in which he says, ‘We preach Christ crucified,’ as if the death of the Lord were the exclusive theme of his preaching:—this exposition is false * * * the Second Advent holds a prominent place in the preaching of St. Paul, as well as in that of the Lord and the Apostles. But it is not only false, it is a gross perversion of the Apostle’s words. We know that the word Christ is the greek translation of Messiah. Let us then substitute this word—“We preach a crucified Messiah,”—and the perversion will appear evident; for what does Messiah signify? Messiah is the name of our Lord’s threefold office of Prophet, Priest and King. * * * If we omit the doctrine of the second Advent, we leave out one of our Lord’s offices. * * * The Prophets every where testify of two comings of the Messiah—one to suffer, one to reign. And if we preach only one of them, we do not preach the crucified Messiah of the Prophets, nor of St. Paul.” Plain Sermons p. 277, by the Rev. J. A. McCaul, D. D. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.18



* * * “And whatever may be said (and too truly said) about the acrimonions spirit in which religious controversy is usually conducted, still, it is a recognized fact, that the most prosperous times of the Church have been times of controversy. In this deadening world, we have much more to fear, as Christians, from stagnation, than from storms.”—Lectures on the Prophecies, p. 8, by the Rev. H. McNeile, M. A. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.19

Conversion of the World


* * * “The Gospel dispensation is an election dispensation. Universal conversion is no where promised to the preaching of the Gospel, either amongst Jews or Gentiles. But an election is promised from both.”—Plain Sermons, p 367, by the Rev. J. A. McCaul, D. D. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.20

* * * “The Scriptures no where hold out the hope of a gradual reformation of the world, or an awakening in the Church, which shall become abiding and universal, and experience is against it.”—Plain Sermons, p. 241. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.21

Death and the Second Coming


* * * “Some may perhaps say, that it is not yet time to expect the Lord’s Advent: it would therefore be folly to wait for it; when it is near, it will be time enough to look for it. If there be in this congregation any in this faithless state of mind, let me remind them that this is exactly the excuse of the unprofitable servant, whose portion is appointed, ‘with the unbelievers.’ He says, ‘My Lord delayeth his coming.’ It is not so near—no need of watching yet! You will perhaps answer, we are watching for death, for death will certainly arrest us before the Lord come again. I ask, in reply, where has the Lord commanded you to watch for death, instead of watching for his second coming? Tell me the chapter and the verse. I ask you, in the second place, what reason you have for thinking that death will surprise you sooner than the second advent? Who revealed to you the day and hour, of which no man knoweth?”—Plain Sermons, p. 294, by the Rev. J. A. McCaul, D. D. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.22



* * * “After discussing the subject of this paper, and other similar topics, with an Evangelical Clergyman, who denied and opposed my views, I ceased to occupy the defensive position, and asked him his view of several of those passages of Scripture, which are the turning points of the whole debate. The substance of his reply on each of these occasions was—The passage is very important, very important indeed; but I have not made up my mind is to the meaning of it!” Sermons on the Second Advent, by the Rev. H. M’Neile, M. A., p. 44. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.23

Faith and Reason


(To those who imagine that they hold the doctrine of “Justification by Faith,” the allowing will be found worthy of deep consideration.) HST June 12, 1844, page 145.24

* * * “If this be your mode of arguing, then beyond all doubt you believe more firmly in the probable conclusion of your own reason, than in the words of our Lord and Master. Where then is your faith? And where is your likeness to those disciples of whom our Lord says—‘Blessed are those servants whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching.’ But whatever you may think of your own state, you cannot possibly deny, that steadfastly to trust in Christ’s promise, confidently to expect its fulfillment, and humbly to obey his commands, is an indispensable evidence of the reality of that faith, without which no man has a right to esteem himself as one of Christ’s true disciples.”—Plain Sermons, p. 294, by the Rev. J. A. McCaul, D. D. HST June 12, 1844, page 145.25

Generation (This.)


* * * “Verily I say unto you, the same generation, Luke 21:32, (see this indisputably proved in the preceding page,) shall not pass away till all be fulfilled. What generation does he refer to? With critical accuracy he emphatically refers to the generation last spoken of in the parable; and he asserts, that the generation of men upon earth, who shall be living to see the budding of the April branches, shall not have been taken from this life, until they behold the Summer fruits of these glorious events.”—Look to Jerusalem, p. 114, by the Rev. A. Dallas, M. A. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.1

Missions.—Luke 24:47


* * * “The Gentile Church has arrogated to herself, presumptuously and exclusively, all the blessings of Gerizim, and cast the curses of Ebal alone on Judah.”—Missions, p. 67, by the Rev. W. Mudge, B. A. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.2

* * * “Our public speakers or writers do not inform us how, or when or under what peculiar circumstances the kingdoms of this world are to become the scene of Messiah’s triumphant reign and rule.”—The same, p. 25. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.3

* * * “Oh! say individuals, (we wish it were not superciliously asserted,) Jesus Christ himself declares—‘My Kingdom is not of this world.’ It might suffice to ask, in reply, Why then do you wish to convert the whole world unto him?—Is not this your professed aim and expectation, by your present Missionary agency?”—The same, p. 37. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.4

Remarkable texts


Matthew 13:38.—“The field is the world.” (o Kosmos) signifying the whole planet. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.5

Matthew 13:39.—“The harvest is the end of the world.” (aion, the age or dispensation.) HST June 12, 1844, page 146.6

Matthew 13:39.—The Harvest is (sunteleia tou aionos) the winding up of the age. Are not these most striking passages?!!! HST June 12, 1844, page 146.7

Matthew 24:37, 39,—“Coming” is (e Parousia,) personal presence. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.8

Philippians 1:26.—“My Coming” (Parousia) to you. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.9

2 Corinthians 10:10.—“His bodily presence.” (e de Parousia.) HST June 12, 1844, page 146.10

In Matthew 24. and 25. there is no mention of a Resurrection or Millennium! but a description of the character of the times, the state of the world preceding the Lord’s Advent, the signs, the manner, the consequences of His appearance. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.11

In 1 Corinthians 15. there is no mention of the rising of the wicked dead. Psalm 1:5. See Revelation 20:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.12

Reader, “Think on these things,” 1 Thessalonians 5:21. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.13

The Second Advent


“The time is past when we could regard as a matter of comparative indifference the receiving of this doctrine,—the speedy, personal, premillennial appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ. We now feel it to be a matter of such vital importance, that no person rejecting it can rightly understand the Scriptures; and though he may build upon the Rock, and so be personally safe, his work, if he be a minister, certainly will not prove to be either of gold or precious stones.—We say now, because the signs are such as to leave men no excuse for closing their eyes any longer against the broad clear light of advancing day.—Charlotte Elizabeth. Christian Lady’s Magazine, 1843. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.14

* * * “In case of the first Advent, according to the predictions of the prophet, the events, as we have seen, proved the correctness of the literal interpretation. And so will it be in the case now before us. (See Luke 1:32; Acts 1:11.) To deny this, is to deal in a most arbitrary manner with the language of the prophets; assuming that nothing can be literally predicted but what has already been fulfilled.”—Sermons on the Second Advent, p. 71, by the Rev. H. McNeile, M. A. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.15

* * * “Prophecy, compared with history, has ‘fixed an insurmountable barrier at the threshold of infidelity.’ This strong hold of evidence is, however, from taking prophecy in its obvious literal meaning, and history in its manifest literal facts. If it be improper to interpret Moses and the prophets literally, then history cannot be appealed to for evidence of inspiration. On the contrary, if it be proper to appeal to the facts of history as evidence of inspiration, then the literal interpretation of Moses and the prophets is established.”-Lectures on the Prophecies, p. xxxi. by the Rev. H. McNeile, M. A. * * * “It is a serious question how far we are enabled to adventure the confidence of our hearts upon the bare Word of God without a voucher.”—The same, p. xxxix. (See Jeremiah 32:42.) HST June 12, 1844, page 146.16

* * * “The Lord himself, who spake but little about his death, and the benefits to flow from it, and that little to his disciples only, speaks at great length and with minuteness concerning His second advent, and that to all classes of men, to his friends and enemies, his disciples and his judges; so that he evidently considered it as a doctrine requiring frequent notice, and necessary to be known by all the sons of men. His allusions to his sufferings and death are few and short. His descriptions of his second advent are frequent and long.” (See. Matthew 24, 25; Matthew 13; Luke 22.) Plain Sermons, p. 257-8-9, by the Rev. J. A. McCaul, D. D. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.17

* * * “But there are others who flatter themselves that they have repented. To such I would repeat one question that I have already put:—Have you ever prayed for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ? And I would add another. Have you ever wished for it? or do you feel a secret misgiving that all will not be well at that great day; an internal conviction that all your profession of religion is but hollowness and hypocrisy?”—Plain Sermons, p. 247. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.18

* * * “Consider this objection. Let us for a moment grant the supposition that it is only a providential movement, (viz. Luke 17:26-30 etc.) and then, I ask, where is His personal coming revealed in all the Bible? Where is there a passage left which predicts his personal coming? And surely that cardinal point of Christian truth, the coming of Jesus Christ in glory to judge the world, will not be denied altogether. Where then is it revealed? Select your passage; and whatever passage you select, we will show that it must be fulfilled at the commencement of the Millennium. If you deny our Lord’s personal coming at the commencement of the Millennium, we deny it altogether, and require you to prove it. If you do advance texts to prove it, we take the contexts of your proofs, and proceed to show that it must be at the commencement of the Millennium. This is of itself sufficient to refute the objection.”—Sermons on the Second Advent, p. 65, by the Rev. H. McNeile, M. A. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.19

* * * “Furthermore supposing the passage (Revelation 20:7) did imply this; supposing that it did not afford foundation for saying that the world, subsequent to the Millennium, would be in that condition; still the objection would not hold good against our argument; for I proceed to show you, not only that the world shall be in a wicked state at the coming of the Lord, but that it shall continue in such a state till the Lord comes.”—Sermons on the Second Advent, p. 61. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.20

Further Proof.—* * * “‘For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the seas.’ Such a period, you are well aware, is plainly and repeatedly predicted. Now I wish to show you, that the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ will precede, and usher in, that glorious state of blessedness on earth. It will precede it; for at the time of our Lord’s coming, the earth, instead of being in a millennial state of holiness, and happiness, and harmony, will be in a state resembling the widespread wickedness of the days of Noah and Lot. This is precise and plain, as you learn from the 17 chap. of Luke. ”—Sermons on the Second Advent, p. 56. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.21

* * * “It will scarcely be denied, that the Bible describes our Lord Jesus Christ as having come to this earth (John 1:14,) as having left this earth, (Mark 16:19.) as surely to come again in like manner as he went away (Acts 1:11.) and so concludes, without any mention of his leaving the earth again. The Bible closes, leaving the Lord upon the earth! Whatever, therefore, is written or spoken, concerning His or our final departure from the earth, is purely gratuitous, in addition to the Bible.”—Sermons on the Second Advent, p. xvii. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.22

Thy Kingdom come.” * * * “In the prayer which our Lord hath taught us, we offer the same petitions, (see Psalm 68 1—3,) at least if we understand the words aright. ‘Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,’ is a petition that the Lord may take unto him His kingdom, and begin that reign of righteousness, during which God’s will shall be done on earth as it is in heaven. It is plain that when we say ‘Thy kingdom come,’ we pray for something that is not yet come; for if it be already come, it is folly to pray that it may come. And the Scriptures tell us positively that there is a kingdom, which is not to commence until the Son of God cometh in glory, Daniel 7:13. * * * The Lord himself speaks of a kingdom which is not yet come, for he is gone to receive it. Luke 19:12; 2 Timothy 4:1.”—Plain Sermons, p. 236. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.23

Unbelief exemplified.” * * * “In conversing with a person unacquainted with the Gospel, I quoted this passage, Matthew 7:14. ‘Do you know,’ said she, ‘I do not believe that.’ ‘I am glad,’ I replied, ‘to hear you say so: I have been endeavoring, all along, to convince you that you do not believe the Scriptures, and now you have acknowledged it.’ ‘But I do believe the Scriptures.’ ‘You said this moment that you did not believe this plain declaration.’ ‘Not in your sense of it.’ ‘But I gave no sense of it; I merely quoted it.’”—Atonement, etc. by J. A. Haldane. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.24



* * * “‘What I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch.’ Mark 13:37. It is a command so clearly expressed, and so exactly limited by the context, that it cannot be interpreted figuratively, nor wrested to apply to any thing, but the coming of the Lord in glory. For in the Gospels it is preceded by an account of the judgment; and in the epistles, connected with the resurrection of the dead, or the conflagration of the world. What then is the state of a man who deliberately disobeys such a command as this? If obedience be at all times necessary, is it not in such a case indispensable?”—Plain Sermons, p. 300. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.25

How common a thing it is, to find people shrinking, as it were, from the study of unfulfilled prophecy, even though it has pleased the Author thereof to promise a blessing on those who will “read and hear,”—Revelation 1:3, and who has, in many instances, given an exposition thereof. (See Revelation 1:20, the Parables, and other portions of His Holy Word.) These erroneous notions are mainly obtained in the same way that the Tractmen do their Tradition from the study of Commentaries, is passed on from one to another, having the authority of man only for its foundation, and when weighed in the balance of the sanctuary, is found to be spurious and deceptive. The teaching to watch for death instead of the “Coming of the Lord,” is an instance of such error, such being opposed to the plain commands recorded in the Word of God. The Spiritualizer expects the world to be converted by preaching, and that the Lord will not come again till the end of the Millennium: and thus, if the same system of instruction be carried on from generation to generation, the command to “Watch” for His return will be constantly disregarded. In England, which is considered, perhaps, the most enlightened part of the globe, do we see any thing to encourage a hope of such a blessed period being nigh at hand?—On the contrary, the prophecy by St. Paul, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, is evidently and rapidly fulfilling before our eyes. Instead of a Millenium, it will be wisdom to be looking for a wide-spread Apostasy, under “a form of Godliness;” and can we not even now perceive some very strong symptoms of such, especially wherein the Established Church is concerned? Reader, cannot you perceive some of the fruits of that “worldly wisdom” Act of 1829 ripening apace? Was not that National Act one of the deepest ingratitude and of treason to Him, even Jesus of Nazareth, “who is over all, God blessed for ever,” the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords? Can we not see the Banner of the Man of Sin unfurled among us, and thousands who have sworn fealty to the “Head of the Church lifting up their heel” against him? See 2 Peter 2:1, 2; 1 Peter 4:17. Reader, away with Talmuds!—John 5:39; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Luke 21:34-36; 2 Thessalonians 3:5. HST June 12, 1844, page 146.26

* * * “The Woman of a thousand superstitions is indeed riding upon the Beast of a thousand blasphemies; the idol is set up; the princes, the governors, the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the councilors, the sheriffs and all the rulers of the provinces, are lending their aid to the dedication of the image; and at the varied honied sounds which proceed from the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer of Liberalism; all people, and nations and languages, are falling down to worship the image which Satan hath set up.”—“Lectures on the Passion Week,” p. 103 by the Rev. H. McNeile, M. A. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.1

Surely, then, instead of preaching “Peace and safety,” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3, and “speaking smooth things,” it is the duty of our watchmen to “cry aloud and spare not,”—Isaiah 58:1; and in lieu of prescribing those Spiritualizing, empirical, and benumbing opiates, to warn their flocks, “to flee from the wrath to come.”—Luke 21:34-36. The Spiritualizing system, if honestly weighed, will be found to be one of downright wickedness, and it is of no use to “mince the matter;” for if the “adding to and taking from” the Word of God, together with a wilful disregard to such plain commands as are recorded, Proverbs 30:5, 6, and the teaching of others to do the same, be not acts of wickedness, what are? Let us hope some troublers for the truth—some. Boanerges, will stand forth at our Public Meetings, and break the deathlike silence which prevails on this subject. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.2

Reader, let not “the whisper in your ear”—that because many excellent men have written and taught, and lived and died, holding the Spiritualizing system,—divert you from examining the subject; bear in mind that a majority in error can never render you blameless. Please to turn to John 5:39; Proverbs 30:5, 6; Isaiah 2:10-22; John 16:13; Daniel 12:10. Take the Word of God, wherever the context will bear it, in its literal and grammatical sense; by doing this, no sophistry of man can drive you from your position. Obtain the two or three books here most strongly recommended (they are not costly), if honestly desirous to avoid error, and open to conviction, you will find in them (and from the highest authority too) the system of Spiritualizing thoroughly annihilated. May the examining of their contents be blessed to you, and be the means of inducing you to be “looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and Savior Jesus Christ” Titus 2:13. When convinced of your error, strive to draw the attention of others. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee.” “Laicus.” HST June 12, 1844, page 147.3

Member of the Established Church.
August, 1843.

Christian Liberality


We give the following article at the request of the writer. We are aware that the subject, in some of its bearings, is a very important one, and in the estimation of many, a very delicate one. But the truth will not hurt us, if we receive and obey it. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.4

We know the Adventists have appropriated of their substance in a most liberal manner, and none have been more so than those who have gone forth to labor in preaching the advent doctrine. It must also be manifest to every man, that the mighty work which has seen accomplished, must have exhausted their resources. Indeed, we know of several heralds of the cross, who are broken down by indefatigable efforts in the cause, and are in a state of destitution. Such worthy and faithful men, we are sure will not be neglected. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.5

While we plead for the faithful and true hearted, we would give a word of caution, in relation to a certain class who have made heavy drafts upon the cause, but have done little or nothing to advance it. And in some cases, they have subjected the cause to great reproach and expense by this selfish conduct. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.6

Those who have liberal hearts, should also be discreet in the appropriation of their Lord’s goods. Eds. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.7

A word to the Rich.—“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in he living God, who giveth us all things richly to enjoy.” What shall we charge them! “That they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate.” 1 Timothy 6:17, 18. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.8

I have felt called upon to make a few remarks upon this subject, and cite our brethren to some portions of God’s word, that they may see the claims of the Gospel upon them, in regard to it. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.9

My heart has been pained within me, while I have seen the position occupied by many of our brethren who have of this world’s goods, and are enjoying the comforts, and I may say all the luxuries of this life, without any self-denial, while many of our dear brethren who have given up all for Christ, leaving their homes and all that was dear to them, and gone forth into the field, and borne the burden and heat of the day, in preaching to a wicked world and a gainsaying church the gospel of the kingdom, are, at this present time, in distressed circumstances. Many of them, by these incessant labors, have broken, their constitution, and are now thrown upon the mercy of God, being unable to labor to provide the requisite means of support for themselves and family. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.10

Will our brethren ask themselves the question, Have I done all that has been my duty to do in this respect? HST June 12, 1844, page 147.11

Would the King say to you, “I was an hungered and ye gave me meat, I was thirsty and ye gave me drink, I was a stranger and ye took me in, naked and ye clothed me, sick, and ye visited me, in prison and ye came unto me? Matthew 25:34-36. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.12

Perhaps you may think it difficult to ascertain what is duty in regard to this subject: I would say, “to the Law and to the Testimony” John says in his first Epistle, 3:17. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.13

Whosoever hath of this world’s goods; and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him.” “He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. Luke 3:11. James 2:15, 16. If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled: notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful for the body; what doth it profit. “Be ready to distribute.” “Distributing to the necessities of the saints.” HST June 12, 1844, page 147.14

But some may think it a sufficient reason for them to be rich, that the apostle speaks of some in the church as being rich. That some are brought to the knowledge of the truth and converted to God, who are in possession of this world’s goods, I have no doubt. But what is their duty? The Savior says, Luke 14:33, “Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” HST June 12, 1844, page 147.15

They in fact become a Stewart of those things that are in their possession. “For the earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof,” and they will feel to say as did the primitive Christians, that “nought that they possess is their own HST June 12, 1844, page 147.16

I believe this to be the only way that a rich man can enjoy peace and communion with God, (after coming to Christ) that is, to give to him that needeth, and not in any instance shut up the bowels of his compassion. If such are not willing thus to do, he or she has no right, as I understand the word of God, to expect admittance into the kingdom of God, for the King will say to such, “Inasmuch as ye did it not unto the least of these my brethren, ye did it not unto me.” HST June 12, 1844, page 147.17

Why is it! that our brethren who are looking for the Advent of our Lord every day, and professing so much faith in this truth, Why, I ask, do they not let their works correspond with their faith? Hear what the apostle says, 1 Timothy 6:7-10. “For we brought nothing into the world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out, and having food and raiment, let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.” 1 Timothy 6:7. Be careful, brethren, lest the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and you become unfruitful, and be found among those that James speaks of: v. 1-3. Go to now ye rich men, weep, and howl, for your miseries that shall come upon you, your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten, your gold and silver is cankered, and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire, ye have heaped up treasures for the last day.” This is spoken of in connection with Christ’s coming. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.18

Just make an application of the principles of the gospel, and how long will it take for a man that is rich in this world’s goods, to be poor in this world, and rich in faith, and good works, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth.” Doubtless many when they hear this, will, like the young man in the Gospel, turn away sorrowful. Well did the Savior say, “How hardly shall they that have riches, enter into the k ngdom of God. HST June 12, 1844, page 147.19

The question may be asked, how much can a man have, and be free from giving to those that are needy? Let the Savior answer again, “Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.1

F. R. Meyers. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.2

Roxbury, May 16th, 1844. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.3

Advent Herald & Reporter

No Authorcode

“The Lord is at Hand.”

BOSTON, JUNE 12, 1844.



I.—The word of God teaches that this earth is to be regenerated, in the restitution of all things, and restored to its Eden state at it came from the hand of its Maker before the fall, and is to be the eternal abode of the righteous in their resurrection state. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.4

II.—The only Millenium found in the word of God, is the 1000 years which are to intervene between the first and second resurrections as brought to view in the 20th of Revelations. And the various portions of Scripture which are adduced as evidence of such a period in time, are to have their fulfilment only in the New Earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.5

III—The only restoration of Israel yet future, is the restoration of the Saints to the New Earth, when the Lord my God shall come, and all his saints with him. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.6

IV.—The signs which were to precede the coming of our Savior, have all been given; and the prophecies have all been fulfilled but those which relate to the coming of Christ, the end of this world, and the restitution of all things. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.7

V.—There are none of the prophetic periods, as we understand them, extending beyond the [Jewish] year 1843. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.8

The above we shall ever maintain as the immutable truths of the word of God, and therefore, till our Lord come, we shall ever look for his return as the next event in historical prophecy. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.9

Note.—The above was written in the Jewish year 1843, which has now expired According to the best chronologers the captivity of Manasseh, the commencement of the seven times, or 2520 years of Levit. 26th. was B. C. 677; also the captivity of Jehoiakim the commencement of the Great Jubilee, or 2450 years, was B. C. 607; also the decree to rebuild Jerusalem in the seventh of Artaxerxes, the commencement of the 70 weeks and 200 days, of Dan. 8th and 9th, was given. B. C. 457; and also the taking away of Paganism in Rome, the commencement of the 1335 days of Dan. 12th. was about A. D. 508. Reckoning from those several dates, the respective periods can extend only to about the Jewish Year 1843. This being ended, our published time is now past; but as we can find no new dates for the events from which we have reckoned those periods, we cannot extend them beyond the time specified, which has been our only time, and yet our faith is as strong as ever, that at the end of those periods the Lord will surely come; while we can only wait for his coming such time as human chronology may have varied from the exact time,—continually looking for, and momentarily expecting his appearing. This we do in accordance with Habakkuk 2:3,—“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end” [of the prophetic periods] “it shall speak and not lie; though it tarry.” [beyond their apparent termination] “wait for it; because” [when they are fulfilled] “it will surely come, it will not tarry,“ HST June 12, 1844, page 148.10

Religious Experience


Many a pious soul is often greatly distressed at not being able to realize such emotions and exercises, as others bear witness to. We should, therefore, remember, that as minds are variously constituted, and differently cultivated, so will their religious experience differ. We can not all hope to be always in one and the same state of enjoyment, any more than we can all hope to look alike personally. The conversion of one will be attended with the strongest of emotions, and the most violent conflict of contending principle: it will be so hard to let go the grasp on this world, that with agonizing struggles alone, will the tie be sundered. Another, calmly resigns himself into the arms of his Savior, and joyfully bids adieu to the vanities of life, eager to do his Master’s bidding. The conversion of Paul was nothing less than miraculous; but of none other is such an experience recorded: the conversions of the other apostles were, however, none the less genuine. Paul was caught up in vision into the third heavens, and there heard things not lawful for men to utter; but it did not follow, that those who were not thus caught up to heaven, had cause to doubt their acceptance with God. Many of the primitive Christians, beside the apostles, had the power of working miracles, and the gift of tongues, and spake as the Spirit gave them utterance; but those who were not thus blessed, were none the less pious and holy. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.11

As evidence that we are born of God we should take the testimony of his word, and that alone; and we have no assurance that any thing is evidence of such a change unless it is there recorded. If we have the fruits of the Spirit, we shall possess love, joy. peace, etc; if we have that wisdom which is from above, we shall be pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated; if we have true charity, we shall suffer long, and be kind; if we are the children of God we shall live righteously, soberly and godly, showing out of a good conversation our works with meekness of wisdom; and, if we are pressing towards the kingdom, we shall be, by patient continuing in well doing, seeking for glory, honor, and immortality. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.12

The Bible has given us the evidences of Christianity and we are required to see that we possess those evidences. Says the apostle, 2 Corinthians 13:5, 6, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.” HST June 12, 1844, page 148.13

We are not only commanded to examine ourselves with the word, but are forbidden to take the experience of another for our standard, 2 Corinthians 10:12, “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” HST June 12, 1844, page 148.14

When, therefore, any of the children of God enjoy emotions and exercises that we do not possess, we should first enquire if such emotions and exercises are anywhere given in God’s word as evidences of acceptance with him: if they are thus recorded, we should strive to reach the same attainments; if the Bible is silent respecting them and they are no where recorded as evidences that our sins are all forgiven, then they have no claim whatever upon us; and our soul should never be distressed, that our experience does not accord with such. We should ever stand on Bible ground, and never leave the sure word of God for a mere chimera of the imagination. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.15

There are sometimes those who make their own experience the standard for that of others; and because they have exercises not given in the Bible as evidences of love to God, they look down with contempt upon those whose experience only accords with that word, as being less holy than they are; and they in effect say, “stand by thyself, for I am holier than thou.” Such, however, are like the self-righteous Pharisee, who stood afar off, and boasting of his good deeds, thanked God that he was not as other men are; and even as this publican, who, smiting upon his breast, prayed, that God would be merciful to him a sinner, and who went down to his house justified rather than the other; for, said our Savior, every one that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. If, therefore, we are required to be squared by a different rule than the word of God, we have only to see that we follow the dictates of that Book, and live in accordance with our profession. As we are commanded, 2 Timothy 2:22-26, “we should follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient; in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” HST June 12, 1844, page 148.16

The Advent Shield


The design of this publication is of a three-fold character. First, to defend ourselves as believers in the Advent at hand. Second, to exhibit the unscriptural and absurd position of our opponents; and Third, to furnish the truth for those who are convinced that the prevailing interpretations of prophecy are unauthorised by the word of God, and are desirous to find the true and the right way. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.17

The defence of our position is comparatively an easy work. Never were soldiers better armed for the warfare to which they were called, than the Adventists are from the great armory, the word of God. He who is prepared to use the armor is sure of the victory. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.18

Nor is it difficult to show the unscriptural character of the popular views of prophecy. And, in a Bible-reading community, these views only need to be compared, in a proper and clear manner, with the Bible, to have all who bow to its authority as above the authority of men, however great they may be esteemed, turn away from them with a full conviction that they cannot be the truth. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.19

Our duty, therefore, must be poorly performed if we do not go farther, and assist those on to the sure foundation who are brought to see that there is nothing of the kind where they have stood. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.20

It is in this department of our work that we meet our greatest responsibilities, and perform our most satisfactory labors. No responsibilities, indeed, can be of a more sublime and awful character than those under which the Adventists are laid. Viewing them as we stand related to God simply, we believe he has assigned us the list mission of a special character that will be committed to men in their probationary state. Thus it appears to be brought to view in the word of God,—“And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him!” The results of that cry will either admit us to, or reject us from, the marriage supper of the Lamb. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.21

Viewing our responsibilities as we stand related to our fellow-men, they are scarcely less affecting. However our brethren and the public may regard us, we have by no means lost our sympathies for them, or our interest in their hopes and arrangements. They complain of us for disturbing them, and they have a right to complain unless we may be justified in the course we pursue. No man has a right to break up or disturb existing views and plans, unless he can replace them with something better. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.22

Wo be to the man who has done, or may do that work, in his own name, or for his own sake, or with any other than a clear warrant from the written word of God! To that we appeal, and to nothing else. Whatever that does not condemn, should be permitted to stand unmolested; whatever is at variance with it, must fall. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.23

That the promulgation of the Advent doctrine has had the effect to shake the confidence of the church in, and weaken her attachment for, the great plans and theories which look to an unknown period of prosperity in the future, without the personal presence of Christ—the resurrection of the righteous—the punishment of the wicked and the renovation of the physical world,—is too evident to be the subject of a doubt. It is charged upon us by our opponents, and it is every where apparent. HST June 12, 1844, page 148.24

This result has been produced in two ways. 1. The believers in the Advent doctrine, in many cases, have been silenced or driven away from the communions with which they have been associated, and this has made no trifling reduction of the vitality of their membership. 2. The novel interpretations of the world of God, which have been presented in order to oppose the Advent doctrine, have destroyed, in no small degree, the great Bible motives of Christian zeal. But should we be blamed for this? We have appealed “to the word and the testimony” for authority and those who have complained of us have failed to show, by the same authority, that we were in the fault. Let the blame fall where it belongs! HST June 12, 1844, page 149.1

Nor have we failed (to the praise of God be it spoken,) to furnish those who have been brought under the influence of the Advent doctrine something better than that which has been given up:—“better promises,” to be realized in the “better country,” after the “better resurrection,” under the full development of the immortal provisions and arrangements of the “better covenant.” And no sincere believer in the Bible will deny, that its first great principle requires that all the affairs of this world should be arranged with a view to the future, restored and never ending world. “Here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.” God spares, and sustains, and blesses this world, only with a view to results that are to be realized in “the world to come,” and the great object of man should be to secure a portion there. If this is the occasion of disturbance, let those who complain prepare to answer for it to their God! HST June 12, 1844, page 149.2

We have only to add, that those who have embraced the Advent faith are more than ever satisfied, with a very few if any exceptions, with the position they have taken, and that it cannot be overthrown. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.3

We have not room to speak particularly of the contents of this number. They will be read, we doubt not, with deep interest. If any of our readers should suppose that the works of our opponents, referred to, are treated with undue severity, we have only to say, Read the works, compare them with the word of God, then read what we have said, and they will not complain of severity. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.4

St. Paul’s Example


Work while the day lasts. “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labor and travail night and day, that we might not be chargable to any of you: not because we had not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.” 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.5

Let no one suppose that the pursuit of an honest calling is inconsistent with a preparation for the coming of the Lord. See Matthew 24:40, 41, “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” HST June 12, 1844, page 149.6

Canada West—“The Voice of Elijah.”


We are glad, to find that Brother Hutchinson has located himself, and the “Voice of Elijah,” at Toronto. He will be able to effect more for the cause, than at Montreal. Besides his labors were much needed in that place. We trust that he will prosper, both in his ministerial and editorial labors. We give the following notice of his paper. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.7

“The Voice of Elijah is intended to be published every fortnight, or oftener, if required. Its columns will be devoted exclusively to the elucidation of Divine Truth, in relation to the appearing and Kingdom of Christ. It is the only Advent paper now published in the British Provinces, we believe. [original illegible] to Great Britain free of postage! And we hope to extend its circulation—every where. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.8

Terms:—1s. 3rd. per volume, consisting of ten numbers; 5s. for five copies of each number. A discount allowed when purchased in large quantities for free circulation or for sending to friends in Europe. Should the paper, as formerly, be double the present size, one number must be deemed equivalent to two. But as the intention is to distribute gratuitously, as usual, friends can assist as they have means. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.9

All communications for “The Voice of Elijah,” should be addressed (post paid,) R. Hutchinson, Toronto, C. W. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.10

Exchange papers, in future, to Toronto, C. W., instead of Montreal.” HST June 12, 1844, page 149.11

We shall still do all in our power to aid Brother Hutchinson in his work. Any aid bent to this office for him will be duly transmitted. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.12

Bro. A. J. W. will pay Bro. Hutchinson the $6 (of which he speaks in his letter) for the “Voice of Elijah.” HST June 12, 1844, page 149.13

Cause in the West


The following items and letters from the Western Cry, particularly the one from brother Cook, will be lead with great interest by his friends in the region. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.14



“The interest upon the subject of our Lord’s soon expected return, we think has never been greater than at the present time. The undecided are becoming decided, either for, or against the doctrine; while believers are becoming more confident in their hopes and expectations of soon seeing the King in his beauty.” HST June 12, 1844, page 149.15

“Bro Goodrich writes us from Licking county, Ohio, May 23rd. He had spent about two weeks in that place, lecturing in the Methodist and Disciples churches, and in a school house in an adjoining neighborhood. The congregations were large, and a prospect of good, by the aid of some opposition that was raised, as usual.” HST June 12, 1844, page 149.16

Letter from Br. J. B. Cook


Dear Brother Jacobs:—Having an attack of ague and fever, which seized me the first instant, I have been detained in this region; the long continued rains are now obstructing my progress. I find calls multiplying, however, just round me, so that, had I the strongest constitution, I could keep myself weary in doing only what providence calls me to do. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.17

I was hindered from preaching only a few days. As soon as possible I began again, though my physical energies are exhausted. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.18

There is a truly interesting company in Springfield. I had the pleasure of baptising about thirteen in that place. Brother’s Chittenden and Stevens are remembered with much affection through all his region, so far as I have gone. In this place we have had good meetings, though the weather has been very unfavorable. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.19

My conviction is that we have nothing to do but labor, looking all the time for Jesus’ glorious appearing.—Amen, even so come Lord Jesus. Yours in the blessed hope. J. B. Cook. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.20

Jacksonville, May 20th, 1844.

Letter from Brother Kimball


Cincinnati, May 16th, 1844. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.21

Dear Brother Jacobs:—Three weeks ago yesterday, I left this place for a short tour in Indiana. Took the canal to Laurel, conversed freely with the passengers, both ladies and gentlemen, on the subject of our Savior’s advent at hand; who did not attempt to disprove it. Stopt at Brookville an hour, which time I improved by circulating about 50 tracts up and down the principal street Then proceeded to Laurel, where I met with brother Thomas P. Havrie, who is a local preacher in the M. Episcopal Church, but warm in the advent cause, and has to encounter much opposition; but is firm and unyielding. I left some publications with him, and a promise to return in a week or two; then proceeded on to Rushville, the seat of Rush county, seventy miles west of this place, and 30 miles this side of Indianapolis. Here I was kindly received by the citizens, put up at brother Carr’s where I made my home the year. I traveled that circuit—at this house my reception was kind as in former days, sister Carr took my chart of her own accord and hung it up in the hall in open view to all that were coming and going, from Friday evening till Monday [original illegible] On Sabbath morning I went up to see brother Smith, the stationed minister of the M. E. Church, was kindly received, invited to attend him to the class, then to take the lead, then to preach at night, all which I consented to with cheerfulness. The house was well filled, and I read and compared the 10th and 11th chapters of Revelation with the 12th of Daniel. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.22

At the close, the preacher in charge arose, and said, all is well enough save knowing any thing about the time of the end: this God in his wisdom, and for our good has put within his own power. Christ says no man knoweth the day nor the hour. And as the Bible teaches us that one day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day; therefore it was impossible to know within a thousand years of the time. Who among all those, who unite to give their power unto the beast; and who honor the mother of harlots, and her daughters, do not see the irresistible force of the preacher’s argument. Next morning I called on him with my chart. This he turned to ridicule, and became very jealous for the honor of his mother, the M. E. Church. I saw it would be lost labor for me to try to get that house any more; so I applied to the Presbyterian minister for the use of his house—he said he had no right to let it to any one, but I might see the trustees. I did so: and was referred from one to the other, each disclaiming the right to let it go. I then applied to the sheriff, who let me have the court house, without any hesitation, where I lectured twice to a very attentive congregation. On Monday rode to Burlington, lectured in the M E. Church seven miles west of Rushville, and on Tuesday night lectured in a public school house in the neighborhood of brother Bracken’s. This brother Bracken is a local preacher in the M. E. Church, of first rate standing, as a Christian, but by the Laodicians whose craft is in danger, he is set down on the insane list, nearly as crazy as I am, and as birds of a feather, etc., we were much delighted in each others company. He became a subscriber to the Western Midnight Cry. I think his mind is about made up to leave the lukewarm establishment. He helped me on my way with his beast, and when we parted, gave me money to help the truth further! I then came down to Laurel, and not finding a boat ready, I was by brother Hadric prevailed on to stay and attend a two day’s Second Advent meeting, five miles from town. The meeting house was principally built by those who are now looking for their Lord, and is safely deeded to the M. E. Church. There are three or four local preachers in this neighborhood, all of whom are looking for the blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God, and our Savior Jesus Christ. May the Lord help them to arise and discharge their duty, though they should, like Amos, be reproved for dropping their word towards the king’s chapel, Amos 7:12-13. I am not able to express the interest I feel for these dear brethren. I know, too, that the salvatien of their neighborhood, yea, surrounding neighborhoods, under God, depends on them. His truth is already like a fire shut up in their bones, Jeremiah 20:9. I lectured in Laurel in the M. E. Church, but was advised by the stationed preacher not to take the chart—he attended, and closed the meeting. At the two days meeting I lectured four times, brother Hadric once. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.23

Letter from Brother G. W. Peavey


Dear Broter Himes:—We have just closed an interesting meeting in this place: the brethren and sisters in this, with those who attend from other places, are firm in the belief that the Lord is at the door. It has been one of the most precious seasons I have enjoyed for a long time; we were indeed refreshed from the presence of the Lord. HST June 12, 1844, page 149.24

Jamaica, Vt. June 2nd, 1844.

Testimony of former Times


An exposition of select passages of Scripture by David Dickson, Professor of Divinity, Glassgow, Eng.” He wrote 200 years ago. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.1

1 Thessalonians 1:10. Your conversion to God was not without his Son, Christ, as the unbelieving Jews falsely boast of their conversion: but to God in Christ, or to the Father and to Christ, as the incarnate Son of God the Redeemer, dead, and risen for us; who shall come from Heaven, a Judge to destroy all unbelievers, and to deliver his own from the wrath which is to come upon the rest; which faith alone is saving, therefore ye ought to be confirmed in faith, [original illegible] those works of God in you. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.2

Chap. 5:3-4. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.3

3. Explicating the former, and applying it to the impenitent, as unawares, as certainly, and as necessarily as the pains of travail seize upon those with child, so the unexpected day of the Lord’s anger, shall seize upon impenitent sinners on the sudden. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.4

4. He farther explains this doctrine, and applies it to the consolation of the faithful: yes, believers need not fear that day, because ye be not in the darkness of sin and ignorance: the last day cannot (as a thief in the night,) take hold of you. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.5

2 Peter 2. chap. 3rd v. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.6

That they might beware of atheists and mockers at piety, he describes such sort of monsters four ways,—1st. From the antecedent prediction of the Holy Ghost, warning them of the coming and frequency of those wicked scoffers, about the end of the world, as enemies of the Gospel, making a laughing stock of all piety. 2nd. From the vicious life they will lead, according to their belief or lusts, 2 Peter 3:4. 3rd. From their blasphemous speeches, that they will also dare impudently to deny the Lord’s coming to judgment, and openly accuse God’s promises of falsities. 4th. From their pertinacious defence of their blasphemy, that they would dare to dispute against the Lord’s coming, as if he would not come at all, but that the world should endure forever: Therefore, because many ages being past, the judge doth not as yet come and because all things remain in our time as they did from the beginning of the creation. They make their carnal sense the measure of their faith, and cast the word of God behind their backs. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.7

5th verse. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.8

He reproves these blasphemous dogs in five arguments. 1st. because they scornfully reject the knowledge offered them, out of God’s word, and are willingly ignorant. 2nd. They are not only willingly but wilfully so, and close their eyes against the light, etc. 3rd. they see, 6th ver. nothing contrary to nature, the earth standing out of the water, and in the water, etc. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.9

Argument 4.—7th ver. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.10

The Heavens which now are, and the earth which now is, are by the same word, and his efficacious will; reserved unto the fire of the last day, when the wicked, and especially the scoffers, at the coming of Christ, shall be condemned and perish. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.11

The East.—We copy the following extract of a letter from the “Banner of the Cross,” of May 11, an official of the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.12

Constantinople, Fep. 27, 1844. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.13

“Dear Brother—I have but a moment before the leaving of Post, but I must not let it go without informing you of an event of intense interest, and incalculable importance. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.14

In former letters I have told you of the execution of an Armenian and a Greek, for refusing to become Musselmen. The English government have now made a formal demand upon the Porte, that thy pledge themselves, that persecution on account of religion cease henceforward forever: otherwise England must withdraw from the European alliance, which supports Turkey, and leave her to stand or fall as may be. There is no violence or threat of war in the demand, it specifies only the condition on which England is willing to give her aid to Turkey. It has created a great commotion at the Porte, and rumors innumerable are afloat, but you may depend on what I have told you as the exact truth. The religious orders are very much excited. Learned Musselmen say that, if conceded, a fundamental principle of their religion will be overthrown. The excitement is unprecedented by anything that I have seen in Turkey. I think that in some of my former letters, I predicted something like the result which seems now to be hastening on. Of what immense moment it will be to the destinies of the Eastern churches, and of the false religion which has so long oppressed them, I have not time to speak.” HST June 12, 1844, page 150.15

Love for the World


“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” These words of the beloved disciple lead us to ask, what is meant by the world, when we may be said to love the world, and why we should not love it. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.16

According to John, all are of the world, who are not the sons of God. “For all that is in the world is not of the Father, but is of the world.” The character of the world is further described in passages like the following: “He (Jesus) was in the world and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.” The spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him; the world by wisdom knew not God. And it is said in the 11th of Hebrews, “that the world was not worthy of those who suffered that they might obtain a better resurrection.” HST June 12, 1844, page 150.17

The Savior says to his children, “ye are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own, but because ye are not of the world, but because I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” Thus we know something of the spirit and character of the world from the manner in which it has always regarded the Lord of glory and his humble followers. Again, we shall see more of its nature and influence, by considering the character of its king, to whom it has always sworn and maintained allegiance. We have the best authority for calling satan the god of this world—that of Jesus Christ His reign commenced when he succeeded in tempting our first parents to disobey, and from that day to this the vast multitude have been led captive by satan at his will—blinded by the god of this world, while only a small proportion have been translated out of nature’s darkness into marvellous light—into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.18

The prince of the power of the air, who worketh in the children of disobedience, is represented as going about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. It is his great object not to lose any subjects, and gain as many new ones as possible. He offered Jesus all the kingdoms of this world and the glory of them, if he would fall down and worship him. The kingdoms were his and the glory, else he could not give them away, and the Savior did not contradict him, but on the other hand, many times called him the god of this world—the prince of this world. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.19

In the second chapter of Daniel we find a representation of the kingdoms of this world, in the image described. From this image we learn, how many universal kingdoms there would be before the setting tip of God’s everlasting kingdom, which is not of this world, but of the new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. We also learn the character, nature, duration, with the order of succession, of these kingdoms. For the secret of the interpretation was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Daniel said to Nebuchadnezzar, “There is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. He that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass hereafter.” So it is plain that this image included all worldly dominions down to the end of time. This is what is called “the vision of all” in the 29th chapter of Isaiah. Yes, this image represented all that is not of the Father, the kingdoms of this world and the glory of them—satan’s dominions, and it becomes like the chaff of the summer threshing-floor. Daniel says, “Thou, O king, sawest and behold a great image. This great image whose brightness was excellent stood before thee, and the form thereof was terrible. This then is the character of the world—of earthly dominions. It is a great image of “excellent brightness”—claims adulation—bow down and obey and become united to the image. “The form thereof was terrible,”—so it seemed to Daniel who was a subject “greatly beloved,” of “the God of Gods, and the Lord of Kings.” He could pray with David to have his soul delivered from “men of the world which have their portion in this life.” HST June 12, 1844, page 150.20

Then we may be said to love this image of worldly dominions—to bow down and worship wherever its excellent brightness fills the eye more than its terrible form. Whenever we are lured on to labor for the meat that perisheth, and forget the enduring riches which it is the object of this life to store in heaven. Those love this world who are surcharged with the cares of this life—who dwell on the earth, and are not strangers and pilgrims seeking a heavenly city. Those love this world in the forbidden sense who have more thoughts fixed upon it than on the world to come. Those love this world who are conformed to it—who worship its fashions, adopt its customs, maxims, and imbibe its spirit HST June 12, 1844, page 150.21

We should not love this world, because it interferes with our loving God. We cannot serve God and mammon [the god of this world] said the Savior, and Thou shalt have no other gods before me, was thundered from Sinai. Now since all that is in the world is not of the Father but of the world, he that has his heart filled with the world; has no room for the love of God. He who loves the things of the kingdom of God, will have his affections removed from the perishing things of time, and placed on the unfading and incorruptible inheritance, reserved for those who love the Lord and do his holy will. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.22

We should not love this world, because it belongs to satan; and in loving it we become his servants and pay him allegiance; for all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.23

We should not love this world because it is polluted with the works of satan, sin, death and the curse, and is only kept in store, reserved unto fire, against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.24

We should not love this world, because in so doing we disobey and dishonor God. As subjects of Jesus, we must have the interests of his kingdom near at heart, and that good kingdom which it is the Father’s good pleasure to give to the little flock who truly love and fear him—That kingdom is not of this world. HST June 12, 1844, page 150.25

Then let all the power and glory of this world seem dim in the eye of the Christian—eclipsed HST June 12, 1844, page 150.26

34 “Come, let us Anew.”


1. Come, let us a-new, Our
jour-ney pur-sue, Roll round with the year; And
nev-er stand still, Till the Mas-ter ap-pear; And
HST June 12, 1844, page 151.1



nev-er stand still, Till the Mas-ter ap-pear. HST June 12, 1844, page 151.2

2 His adorable will let us gladly fulfill,
And our talents improve,
By the patience of hope and the labor of love.
HST June 12, 1844, page 151.3

3 Our life as a dream, our time as a stream,
Glides swiftly away,
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay.
HST June 12, 1844, page 151.4

4 The arrow is flown, the moment is gone;
The millennial year
Rushes on to our view, and eternity’s here.
HST June 12, 1844, page 151.5

5 O that each in the day of his coming may say,
“I have fought my way through;
I have finished the work thou didst give me to do.”
HST June 12, 1844, page 151.6

6 O that each from his Lord may receive the glad word,
“Well and faithfully done!
Enter into my joy, and sit down on my throne.”
HST June 12, 1844, page 151.7

by the full faith vision of the world to come—the looking for the new heaven and the new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. Let the excellent brightness and the lofty forms of the kingdoms of this world, seem to us as they did to Daniel, terrible. For in a little while, he that shall come, will come and will not tarry. The stone will smite the image of earthly dominion, and they will become like the chaff of the summer threshing-floor, and the wind will carry them away and no place be found for them, and the stone will then fill the whole earth. For we are living in the days of the kings [see Daniel 2:44.] when the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. E. C. C. HST June 12, 1844, page 151.8


No Authorcode

BOSTON, JUNE 12, 1844.

Editorial Correspondence


Dear Brother Hale.—We were agreeably disappointed the last Sabbath with a visit from Bro. Elon Galusha. He lectured at Franklin Hall in Chatham Square, in the afternoon and evening, and Brother Storrs in the morning. I had not till then the pleasure of an acquaintance with him, having seen him only a few moments a year since in Boston. I had been surprised at the notice he has received from the Baptist press, they at one time denying that he had become an Adventist; and when that would no longer avail them, laboring so arduously first to make him out “a little deranged,” and then claiming that he “never possessed a well balanced mind.” I wondered that one, who in their estimation was of so little account, should receive so much notice at their hands; or, that they should deem it so necessary to destroy the influence of one who never possessed any. But on becoming acquainted with him, I was at no loss to account for the motives of his traducers. Their discoveries of his primitive character have been made a little too late. If the Baptist denomination considered Brother G. so incompetent, and placed such responsibilities upon him as he has sustained, what must we think of the competency of those in that denomination who shrank from those responsibilities? These shrewd discerners of men’s abilities, after they embrace the doctrine of the Advent, pay no compliment to the acuteness of their own perceptions in defering their discoveries till such a time; nor do they say much for the strength of their own position, so long as they deem it easier to destroy the influence of those who advocate this doctrine, than to answer their arguments. HST June 12, 1844, page 151.9

Brother Litch lectured at the Hall last evening, being on his way to Boston. Brother Brewer is now here from the west; and Brother Stephens passed through this city yesterday. HST June 12, 1844, page 151.10

The Methodist Conference is still in session. I mentioned in my last that I thought they would divide; there is, however, one bond of union that may keep them together,—their immense book establishment. Each party would like to retain that; and the one that secedes must relinquish their right to it. Smith, of Va. says, that Virginia might lay her hand upon every dollar of it, but would not be so ungenerous. HST June 12, 1844, page 151.11

It is very easy for those in the neighborhood of the church, to know when the morning devotions of the conference are over. As soon as the prayer is finished, all the ministers flock into the church! but while they are at the service inside, the steps of the church are covered with these modern apostles, while in the empty pews, but here and there a worshipper is found. I asked one of them why they preferred the outside to the inside of the house at such a time. He replied, that the question under consideration rendered consultation among the members more necessary than prayer at this time. A Mr. Prince of Georgia was quite hard upon New England. He spoke of abolition as coming up from the bottomless pit; and of New England as being a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buflet the church, while they of the south were living in green pastures and beside still waters. Another one remarked, that if Bishop Andrew was suspended, it would not be safe for a Methodist minister from the north to go to the south, and that if they were caught there, they would be tied to the tail of a cart, and be tarred and feathered!! HST June 12, 1844, page 151.12

One thing in these debates must surprise all beholders. In all their discussions, there is very seldom any reference to the scriptures, or to God. The law of the land, and the discipline of the church are the umpires to which they appeal. No one on listening to their debates, and witnessing the spirit manifested, would expect the doctrine of the Advent would be received by such with favor. Yet they expect to convert the world! HST June 12, 1844, page 151.13

Yours, in the hope, S. Bliss.
New York, May 29, 1844.

Dear Bro. Hale:—Those in this city, who are looking for the near coming of the Lord, were much edified the last Sabbath in listening to the word of God, dispensed by Bro. Galusha. He preached in the morning and afternoon at Franklin Hall, and in the evening at the corner of Christie and Delancy streets. HST June 12, 1844, page 151.14

While the world are looking on, inquiring, Where is the promise of his coming? and flattering themselves that all things not only do, but will still continue as they were from the beginning; the brethren and sisters are of the same faith, are actuated by the same glorious hopes, and are animated by the same joyous expectations, which these precious promises have inspired in their hearts. The opposers of the Advent may despise them; they may ridicule and taunt them; yet they are moved by none of these things. Believing the word of God, and believing it to be an intelligible word, though our faith may be tried, and the Bridegroom tarry a little while, yet we know that the Lord will not be slack cerning his promise, as some men count slackness. He may belong suffering: to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance; yet we have the assurance that He that cometh will come and will not tarry. HST June 12, 1844, page 151.15

The Methodist General Conference, still in session here, is a striking illustration of the distress of nations with perplexity; yet they seem to know not that it is written, that thus it shall be. The case of Bishop Andrew was decided, suspending him by a vote of 110 to 68. They are now discuss-the question of a division of the General Conference. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.1

The political world are in as much perplexity as the religious. The best laid plans of each party; by some sudden turn of affairs, seem equally jeoparded. The admission of Texas is a question which bids fair to agitate the Union while time continues. And the question of a division of the Union, and the formation of a southern confederacy has been broached in the South, provided Texas is not admitted to the Union. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.2

Bro. Snow has just returned from Philadelphia. The public mind there is still much occupied by the result of the riots there. This feeling is not confined to those out of the churches; but prominent men in the churches, and class leaders, have professed themselves ready to take the musket at a moment’s warning; and it is even said that some of the churches have talked of forming themselves into volunteer companies in defence of their rights. The feeling towards the papists is most bitter; and the grossly irreligious are crying out in defence of the Bible! This they call religion! Those, however, who love the Bible will walk in accordance with its precepts, come out from and be separate from the Babylon of this world, and show by their lives that they are actuated by more high and holy purposes. In view of these things we have reason to rejoice that One reigns who will shortly take the kingdom to possess it forever, even forever and ever. Yours in the hope, S. Bliss. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.3

New-York, June 5, 1844. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.4

Our Speculations


At the Second Advent Convention held in Boston on the Anniversary week, the following resolution was offered by bro. N. N. Whiting, and adopted unanimously. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.5

Resolved, That this convention has entire confidence in the course pursued by bro. J. V. Himes in the financial business which has fallen to his share in reference to the Advent cause. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.6

Resolved, That the above resolution be published in the several Advent papers. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.7

Nevertheless, at the request of Bro. Himes, HST June 12, 1844, page 152.8

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to investigate his financial affairs, and report thereon. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.9

Report of the Committee. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.10

The committee appointed by the conference, to examine into the financial affairs of Bro. J. V. Himes, so far as he has acted as agent for the Advent cause; make the following report. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.11

Having free access to the books of the office, which are kept by a faithful man, we are fully satisfied that Bro. H. has, up to this time, been true to the trust which has been reposed in him by the contributors and friends of the cause, and that the reports to the contrary are unfounded and unjust. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.12

R. Walker, Portsmouth, N. H.
T. W. Haskins, Roxbury, Mass.
S. Goodhue, Boston, Mass.
E. Rider, Amoskeag, N. H.
J. Pettis, Providence. R. I.
Boston, May 2, 1844.
HST June 12, 1844, page 152.13

Notice.—There will be preaching on the subject of the Second Advent of our Lord, in West Randolph, at the school-house near bro. Z. Thayer’s, on Lord’s day, June 16th, and also every fortnight, should time continue. The friends in Randolph and vicinity are invited to attend. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.14

The Philadelphia (daily) Sun of June 3, contains information of five murders, three suicides, and several attempts at murder and suicide HST June 12, 1844, page 152.15

The rapes, robberies, frauds and lies we had not time to count. But we noticed one lie, which we suppose, as a matter of course, will be circulated as an interesting fact by the * * * * etc., and so we may as well give our readers early information of it. It is as follows:—“The End.—The Midnight Cry is published no longer.” HST June 12, 1844, page 152.16

The Cause in Lowell


Dear Bro. Himes:—I have spent the day with bro. Cole, at Lowell, and a gracious season it has been truly. He has a full house of attentive hearers, who are never tired of hearing the word of the Kingdom. They have the sweetest spirituality without one tincture of fanaticism, and a blessed state of things generally. The prayer meeting this evening continued three hours, without any time unimproved, and the congregation all quiet; and in about fifty exhortations, every one expressed a growing, increasing faith of the speedy consummation of our hope. I. E. Jones. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.17

Lowell, June 2, 1844. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.18

Letter from Brother A. Wing


Brother Bliss:—The Advent brethren in this place are strong in the Lord and in the power of his might, and waiting patiently, but daily looking for the Lord Jesus to be revealed from heaven. The old churches are in constant trouble because there are a few looking for the Lord. Some of the meek and lowly have been arrayed before their tribunal, and after some months’ labor they have this week excommunicated one. I fear the Lord will not have mercy on those who are thus smiting their fellow servants. We would like to have our brethren abroad know that we are striving to live as Bible Christians, and keep in continual readiness for the Son of Man. Elder James Sweet preaches among us. Yours in the expectation of soon seeing Jesus. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.19

Camden, May 25th, 1844.

Extract of a Letter From Liverpool


Beloved Brethren:—You will no doubt wish to know how we fare, and what are our views and thoughts respecting the glorious advent of our Lord Jesus Christ; more especially now that the expected period has passed. Well, some of us are still looking for Jesus, and are fully persuaded that the time is not far distant when he will come; while others who professed the religion of the Redeemer and apparently were anxiously waiting for the Savior, and appeared to be in the full enjoyment of Christianity, have made shipwreck of faith and of a good conscience. Some have united themselves to the Mormons O how necessary to look to God. O what strange times are these. Let us, my dearly beloved friends, still be looking for and hastening unto the coming of the Day of God. Farewell, and may we meet with all the faithful in the Kingdom of Jesus. Amen. Yours in the bonds of the Gospel, and in the patient waiting for Jesus. Joseph H. Curry. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.20

Liverpool, May 17th, 1844. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.21

Br. Wilder B. Start writes—“I have just returned from China. There is a good band of brethren in that place. They are called come-outers. I found them well engaged, full of faith and the Holy Ghost. They received the doctrine of Christ’s coming and the Kingdom with joy. Some of them are very strong in the faith. The doctrine is fast gaining ground among them. This don’t look like going down, except into the hearts of the believers. Brother Cleaveland, an advent brother, is to be set apart for the holy ministry in Camden the 17th of this month. The house in this place will not be completed till June The cause is onward here. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.22

Liberty, May 3rd, 1844. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.23

Conference & Campmeetings


Advent Campmeeting. The Advent brethren are hereby notified that there will be a campmeeting, if time continue, on Sugar Hill, about one mile from Franconia Iron-Works, on the land of Bro. Joseph Taylor; to commence on July 2nd, 1844. Bro. Himes, Litch, and T. Cole are requested to attend, and all other lecturers who can make it convenient. The brethren generally are invited. And all who can should bring their tents. Arrangements will be made to accommodate those from a distance. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.24

In behalf of the committee, HST June 12, 1844, page 152.25

MOSES CHANDLER. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.26

Eranconia, June 5, 1844. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.27

Notice. The Eastern Christian Conference will meet in Liberty, Me. at the Advent Tabernacle the 3rd Friday of this month, D. V. Will some of the Brethren at the West visit us at this session of the Conference. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.28

June 3, 1844. D. E. LONGFELLOW. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.29

Advent Conference. There will be a Second Advent Conference in Grafton, Vt. the Lord willing, to commence on Wednesday, July 3rd, at 10 AM, to continue over the Sabbath. Our brethren in that vicinity are invited to attend. Preaching brethren are especially requested to come, filled with the blessing of the Gospel of Christ. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.30

In behalf of the brethren, G. W PEAVEY. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.31

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. Bro. Cole, Litch, Himes, and others will be to attendance. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.32

A Second Advent Conference will be held, if time continue, 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 12, 1844, page 152.33



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 12, 1844, page 152.34

The following brethren are selected to make arrangements: HST June 12, 1844, page 152.35

Brn. C. Wines, Vergennes, Vt.—D Smith, Ticonderoga, N. Y.—D. Smith, Addison, Vt.—H. Shipman, Fort Ann, N. Y.—E 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 12, 1844, page 152.36

WM. MILLER, HST June 12, 1844, page 152.37

May 9, 1844. M. WILLIAMSON. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.38

Notice. An Advent meeting will be held in Hermon Me. 5 miles from Banger on the road leading from Banger then 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 12, 1844, page 152.39

Com.—Israel Damman, Zenas Chamberlia, W.H. Ireland. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.40

Letters received to June 1, 1844


C A Cressy by pm $1; Edmaud Knox by pm $1; L D; A Varney by pm $1; Dr Brigham, by pm $1; Tho Atkinson; I E Jones; C Northop by pm $1; Lucinda Sparks by pm $1; G S Miles; C W Murdough by pm $1; pm New Durham, N H; pm Albany N Y; A Calkins by pm $1; J R Benedict by pm $1; G Rittenhouse 50c; C Clapp $1; E McNeil 50c and C A Treat by pm; Wm Samney by pm $1; W E Bassett and R Turker by pm $2 each; J Curray, Liverpool Eng.; pm N Scituate R I; pm N Fairhaven Ms; S W Townsend by pm $1; S Williams by pm $1; T G Stetson by pm $1; B McClary by pm $1; F Keeler by pm $1; L Pennock by pm $1; J D Johnson; H Woodbury $1; J C Forbush, all correct; C Dexter $1; W B Start $3; S Carr, A Knowlton, and J W Boynton by pm $1 each; Mrs Wakefield by pm $1; S Robinson $1, and Martha Cook 50 cts by pm; Seth Mann and A Severance $1 each; pm E Cambridge Mass; Geo Storrs; Mis Paul by pm $1; T H Perkins by pm $1; C Crawford by pm $2; pm Williamantic Ct; S Bliss; A Torry; E Spencer by pm $1; J Roberts $3; J Merrill by pm $2; L Hildreth; O Jones, $1; H Mellery by pm $1, 37; B Plummer by pm $1; G W Peavey; Dr Long by pm $1; T M Preble; J H Lonsdale $31; 1 Buel and E Slater by pm $1 each; pm Taunton Ms; pm Troy Vt; pm Hartford Ct; Saml Smith by pm $1; E Sproul; E McLeod $1; L M Richmond $2, no account of the money yoe spoke of; M Chandler; S Jenness by pm $1; E L H Chamberlain. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.41

Packages Sent


F R Meyers, Worcester, Ms; J V Himes 9 Spruce St N Y; Litch, 41 Arcade, Philadelphia. HST June 12, 1844, page 152.42