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

July 10, 1844

Vol. VII. No. 23. Boston, Whole No. 167

Joshua V. Himes



NEW SERIES VOL. VII. NO. 23. Boston, Wednesday, July 10, 1844. WHOLE NO. 167. HST July 10, 1844, page 177.1




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I saw a sparkling fountain,
Of the living waters’ flow,
It glittered for the healing
Of every mortal woe.
HST July 10, 1844, page 177.7

It seemed that stars were flowing,
So brilliantly it gleamed;
‘T was pure Salvation’s waters,
That from the fountain streamed.
HST July 10, 1844, page 177.8

I saw then countless worldlings,
That scorned to come and buy—
All stoop to poisoned waters,
And choose to quaff and die.
HST July 10, 1844, page 177.9

And when I warned of danger,
They laughed to scorn my fear,
And drank the more—more madly,
My warning would not hear.
HST July 10, 1844, page 177.10

I thought the living waters,
Gushed on in ceaseless flow,—
Ah, then my heart was breaking,
That millions scorned them so.
HST July 10, 1844, page 177.11

For this same precious fountain,
A Savior’s blood was paid,
And groans, and griefs, and sorrows,
Were for its purchase made,
HST July 10, 1844, page 177.12

Oh come then thirsty sinner,
Drink life while yet you may,
For soon the living fountain
From you will pass away. E. C. C.
HST July 10, 1844, page 177.13

Popery, an Argument for the Truth, by its fulfilment of Scripture Prophecies


From a discourse of Professor Gaussen, of Geneva, to the Theological students at the opening of the course in October last. HST July 10, 1844, page 177.14

[Translated For the New York Observer,] HST July 10, 1844, page 177.15


Ninth Mark. Its language is great swelling words. The litle horn had a mouth (says Daniel) and this mouth spake very great things. It would seem that nothing in the vision struck more forcibly the prophet than the violence, the pride and malignity of this language. He expresses more than once his astonishment at it. (Verse 11.) I beheld, then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake......—I would know the truth (he adds, vs. 19-20) touching the [original illigible] that spake very great things. Surely, gentlemen, this mark alone would be sufficient to designate the Pontiff of Rome. Let the most superficial scholar in history, in one of our colleges, be asked to search in the whole course of the 900 years of the dark ages, and the 400 years of modern history, for the power which has unceasingly filled the world with the noise of his great swelling words, words of threatening, words of pride, words of command, words of cursing, and also words of fire, sending the nations obedient to him on remote expeditions and exterminating wars? Is there a scholar who does not at once reply: it is the pope; it can only be the pope? In this respect the pope is without his like in history. For 1200 years the world has resounded with his great swelling words: words of threatening and anathema; he himself calls them “thunders;” Gregory XVI. now reigning, speaking in his book “of the triumphs of the church,” borrows the language of Jupiter and says that he fulminates; words of command and of violence; he opposes kings, he condemns them, he deposes them;—words of hatred and murder; for two centuries he overturned in Asia, by the crusades, all the Western nations; he destroyed afterwards the Christian Empire of the Greeks: he effected then, during 27 years, by crusades of christians against christians, the extermination of the South of France; words of pride: all histotorians, christian or infidel, alike tell you that, for great words, the pontiff never had his equal on earth. How much reason had not Daniel then to say: I considered because of the voice of the great words which this horn uttered. HST July 10, 1844, page 177.16

Tenth Mark. The duration of this language. According to Daniel it must last till the coming of the Son of Man in the clouds of heaven; and you see, gentlemen, it lasts still! Who could have believed before hand, that in Europe, after so much civilization, after the blessed Reformation, after twelve hundred years of scandals, a priest-king in Rome could continue with impunity such language among the nations: God is great! HST July 10, 1844, page 177.17

Eleventh Mark. Its blasphemies. Daniel says (verse 25): He shall utter blasphemies against the Most High. But where is there anything more blasphemous than the pretentions of the Roman pontiff? To call himself “the Holy Father” (the name which Jesus gives to his Father)! “the most holy Father!” “the Church’s spouse!” “the head of the Universal Church” (the incommunicable name of the only Son of God!” To call himself “His Holiness!” “the vicar of Jesus Christ, God’s vicegerent, God on earth!” To declare himself infallible; to dare to put his decrees above even the Word of his God; to pretend to release men from the commands of their Creator! To maintain that he alone creates priests, who alone in their turn create their God in a bit of bread, by three Latin words, that he may be eaten for the people! to pardon sins committed against the Lord of Lords! to open to men at his pleasure the gates of heaven! Are these blasphemies enough, on the part of a worm of the dust? Was there ever under heaven any power which, in this respect is comparable to the pope? Do you find anywhere its like in the history of the folly and pride of man? And to assume these prerogatives, when it is known (and all the world agree) that the priests capable of this audacity, were for the most part, for many generations the scandal of the universe, by their luxury, their dissoluteness and their cruelties! HST July 10, 1844, page 177.18

Twelfth Mark. His homicidal hatred and his persecution of true christians. Daniel tells us (verse 21): I considered that this little horn made war against the saints and overcome them: and he adds (verse 25): He shall destroy the saints of the Most High! Alas! here the voice of history responds loudly to that of prophecy. All its pages; even to the last century, when it speaks of the popes, shows you them persecuting men who would live according to the Word of God, and putting them to death like sheep for the slaughters. Who may tell what passed for six hundred years in all the dungeons and autodales of the “Holy Inquisition,” that horrid tribunal, all whose acts for these six hundred years were directed and regulated by the bulls of the Court of Rome? Other earthly governments have caused men to die by thousands (for the natural man has feet swift to shed blood); but the Pontiff of Rome has put to death the saints. His decrees cursed and condemned to the flames every man caught reading his Bible in the vulgar tongue. And remark here that it would serve nothing to weaken the testimony of history in this designation of the Roman Pontiffs to allege the cruelties committed elsewhere for the cause of religion. These cruelties are disavowed, they are condemned, they are detested now, in all other communions; but it cannot be so in that of the pope; for they are not only narrated in history, they are part of the doctrine of popery! The duty of putting heretics to death is among the infallible and irrevocable decrees of its general councils, like those of the Mass and Purgatory; and When Luther dared to say “that it was against the will of the Holy Spirit to burn with fire men convicted of error,” the court of Rome, in its bull Exsurge, placed his opinion among the number of the forty-one propositions for which it condemned Luther, and ordered, under severe penalties, that he should be seized and sent to the pope. HST July 10, 1844, page 177.19

Thirteenth Mark. His audacious heresies. This perhaps is the most striking mark of all; and in which the Roman Pontiff has never had his equal. Daniel says of the little born: a king diverse from the other ten, shall think to change times and laws. This denotes the unparalelled attempt which the pope has made upon the laws of his God: pretended to change the law in its sovereignty, in its sanction, in the extent of its promulgation, in its contents, in its morals; and in its doctrine—I say in its sovereignty: he alone on earth, proclaiming himself infallible, has dared to put his decrees and his traditions on a level and above the Scriptures.—I say in its sanction: he alone on earth, has pretended to pardon the sins which the law condemns, and to dispense from the duties which the law commands. I say in the extent of his promulgations: he alone on earth, for six hundred and fourteen years, I mean to say, since the council Trent in 1229) has forbidden the people of God to read the holy books. Never was any thing like it seen in Christendom. The churches of the East, corrupt as they are, have enthroned the Scriptures in all their councils; the pope is the only priest who has dared publicly to withhold from men the law of his Judge and his God. I say to its contents he alone on earth has added to the oracles of the Old Testament, (for example the Maccabees, regarded as human compositions in the time of Jesus Christ.) I say in its morals: read what the Jesuits propagate; read the directions given, this very year, to the confessors at Friburg, Grenoble, Strasburg, and in all popish countries; read the three hundred and twenty-six authors of the society of Jesuits, which ware condemned in the last century by the tribunals of all Europe as encouraging every sort of crime, and which the parliament of Paris caused to be burnt in 1762 by the public executoner. 11 All these abominations are allowed, recommended, sanctioned by the Roman pontiff; by his formal restoration of the order of Jesuits in 1814; by Pius VII’s beatification of the Jesuit Liguori, the great advocate of immoralities of probabilism; and by his more recent pompous canonization under the reigning pope, who thus canonized the detestable maxims exposed in vain by Pascal, two hundred years ago, and burnt in vain by the executioner of Paris, eighty years ago (on “mental reservation,” on “probabilism,” and on “philosophical sins.”) I say, lastly, in its doctrine: since he avows, by his plenary authority, heresies most opposite to the Word of God, respecting image worship, exaltation of the priests, compulsory celibacy, auricular confession, an ecclesiastical priesthood, and a sacrifice in the mass; respecting prayers to the dead, the use of an unknown tongue in worship, the adoration of Many, relics, purgatory, the universal dominion of the pope; but especially (mark this well), by his professing precisely the four doctrines which Paul points out as the mark of the Man of sint 1st, lying wonders; 2nd, the worship of demi-gods, or deified dead men, which were worshipped by the Romans and Greeks under the name of demons; 3rd, the doctrine of ecclesiastical celibacy: 4th, the prohibition of meats. Read the words of Paul (1 Timothy 4:1, 3): “The spirit speaketh expressly (he refers to Daniel) that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving need to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” HST July 10, 1844, page 177.20

Fourteenth and last Mark. The exact duration of his persecutions against the people of God. Daniel and John declare several times that it shall be “until a time, times and a dividing of time,” or twelve hundred and sixty prophetic days, which are taken, with strong reason, for so many years. Who would have believed beforehand that a priest-king so violent, so proud, so cruel, so blasphemous, so contrary to the Scriptures and so well described by them, so outrageous against nations and kings, would last twelve years? and the Holy Spirit tells us that it shall last twelve hundred and sixty! and this is seen to be so! I will not attempt, gentlemen, to tell you any of the calculations which have been made upon the beginning and end of this period; but I will ask you to admire this fourteenth prophetic mark of the Roman Pontiff as all the rest ought to be admired. HST July 10, 1844, page 178.1

Lastly, gentlemen, the same prophecies have also foretold its judgment and its overthrow. I do not mean to go into this subject; but I love to call it to your minds in conclusion, for your encouragement. Read the words of Daniel: “The judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.” HST July 10, 1844, page 178.2

Gentlemen, this sketch of the single seventh chapter of Daniel will suffice, I trust, to let you see with what abundant evidence the Scriptures establish the doctrine which I desire to bring before you. Still brighter light beams from the prophecies of Paul and John on the same subject. I will return to them another day.—But what is the conclusion from the whole? HST July 10, 1844, page 178.3

1st, That our fathers were right, when they inserted this doctrine in the confession of faith; HST July 10, 1844, page 178.4

2nd, That you ought, in your turn, to study it carefully, in order to be able to preach it; HST July 10, 1844, page 178.5

3rd, That it is not only a weapon of controversy, but that it contains for the pious mind, great consolation. The pope here preaches Christ to us; since at the end of the reign of the Man of sin, the Scriptures always point us to that of our Redeemer, his glorious coming, our gathering together unto him (2 Thessalonians 2:1), the blessed millennium and the reign of the saints. HST July 10, 1844, page 178.6

4th, That nothing is so mighty as this doctrine for directly combatting Rome. Just as we lose time, if in preaching Jesus, we content ourselves with describing his virtues instead of saying: He is the Christ!—So we loss much time, if in refuting the pope, we content ourselves with showing his heresies and his crimes, instead of saving: He is the Man of Sin! HST July 10, 1844, page 178.7

5th, That the preaching of this truth becomes very useful for establishing of Christians in the faith. Ordinarily, in the popish controversy, you do nothing but demolish; you overthrow, it is true, the mass, purgatory, indulgences; this is well, but this is all. Here, we preach the divinity of the Bible; for, in pointing to the pope, we point to a miracle, which calls upon us to believe the Bible! Considered in this view, the obduracy of the Romanists, like the obduracy of the Jews, wonderfully instructs the church, because it has been foretold; and thus it is that this doctrine transforms for us the scandals of Rome into an eloquent argument. The sovereign pontiff and the Romish hierarchy become, in their way, admirable supports of the truth. HST July 10, 1844, page 178.8

6th, That this is doctrine suited to awaken savingly men’s consciences. How many men in our day, while witnessing the abominations of Rome, seek to compound with this impure system and remain quietly in Babylon, keeping free from its heresies, and spiritualizing its idolatrous rites. This doctrine calls to them: “Break, break, all covenant with iniquity,” “Come out of Babylon, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues (18:4.)? HST July 10, 1844, page 178.9

7th. That by meditating upon the truth you will strengthen yourselves for your task; you will prepare yourselves for the perilous times which are at hand; you will hear the prophetic trumpet which sounds to encourage the sacred host of God; you will arm yourselves against persecution, and if necessary, for martyrdom! No ordinary struggle is this of the evangelical christian against the power which the Scriptures have pointed out for so many ages, and which his Master will destroy by the brightness of his coming! It is related that this thought gave strength to our reformers. It sustained the courage of Wickliff; it gave holy boldness to Luther; and the great Knox, (as well as Hamilton, his young and noble predecessor,) had it always before his eyes; it rendered him intrepid, it hardened his face like a flint before the angry looks of kings, and before the wrath of the people. HST July 10, 1844, page 178.10

8th. Lastly. By preaching this doctrine, you will rejoice the people of God; you will prepare them for the coming of their Redeemer; and you will call their attention to the scenes which are at hand; for Christians are described by these expressions: “They wait for Jesus Christ;” they “love his appearing;” they say to him, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom!” “Ye come behind in no gift (says Paul to the Corinthians 1st Epist. 1:7-8); waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” HST July 10, 1844, page 178.11

Letter from Sister Sarah T. Hervey


Dear Brother Himes:—As you have not received any communication from me, relative to my faith in the speedy coming of our Lord, I esteem it a privilege to give you a brief sketch of my past and present views. The general principles of the doctrine I have ever believed and maintained, since I professed to be a child of God, and an heir to that inheritance, which is incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away. It is now upwards of four years, since I first heard from brother Miller the glorious and heart cheering news, that Jesus was about to come and set up his everlasting kingdom, and reign personally with his saints on the earth. Having previous to this time, consecrated myself to God, and to his service, and having cherished no preconceived views of a Millennium this side of the coming of Christ, I was prepared to receive the welcome news,—“Behold the Bridegroom cometh!” I felt the force and value of truth: and was willing to buy it at the dearest price. The personal Advent of my Savior appeared to me a precious truth; and the arguments adduced by brother Miller in favor of his near approach, seemed so Scriptural, my heart responded with joy, while listening to the truths which fell from his lips; and which I believed came from a heart filled with love to Christ, and the good of mankind. I did not readily embrace the time, until I examined the prophetic numbers for myself: and when I discovered the seventy weeks to be the key, which unlocked the door of prophecy, and which sealed the vision, I readily perceived how God’s children could discover landmarks to guide them down the stream of time, until they shall safely reach the Kingdom of God. I saw, also, the force of the third verse of the first chapter of the Revelation of St. John, “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Therefore, by prayerful examination of other portions of Scripture bearing upon this subject, I became established “in the faith once delivered to the saints.” Faith, then, came by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Why, then, at this time, stop to count the cost in order to embrace these views, while realizing that my Savior had worn the crown of thorns, that his children, with him, might wear the crown of glory. Christ made himself of no reputation, in order to advance the truth: and if we would reign with him, we must also suffer with him. Paul says, “I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.” How great is our reward! It more than compensates the self-denying life of the Christian— HST July 10, 1844, page 178.12

I’ll bear the consecrated cross,
Till from the cross we’re free.
HST July 10, 1844, page 179.1

Since having become established in the great principles of the Advent faith, I have endeavored to exert my influence in every possible way for the salvation of souls; preparatory to the speedy coming of our Lord. As to the time when, I can only say: “At the time appointed, the end shall be.” I shall ever believe the prophetic numbers were given with all Scripture for our instruction. “Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the 1335 days.” I intend for the future to wait, and pray:—“Thy Kingdom come”; and to do good as I have the opportunity, that I may be “accounted worthy to escape those things which are coming on the earth, and to stand before the Son of man.” I realize that to be identified with any particular name, or sect, will not ensure my salvation. To my Savior I am accountable. I have seen and heard some things among the Adventists which does not accord with the spirit of Jesus Christ; and which I repudiate. I believe in no new revelations; but contend that the Spirit of God can set home those truths which are revealed with a mighty energy, which will enable his children to act more efficiently in his service. The Spirit and the Word agree: and are indissolubly connected. John says, in the 16th chapter 13 verse, “Howbeit, when the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he shall show you things to come.” These are Christ’s own words: and although addressed to his apostles, in that age, yet we are commanded to believe them. God has set in the church gifts, after his own order; and it does not necessarily follow, that because the apostles were endued with power to perform miracles, that we are required to exercise the same. This was a prophecy to be fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, in order to qualify them for their mission: and we are bound to believe it with other prophecies which have been fulfilled. 1 Corinthians 12:29, “But are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?” Paul then advises his brethren to covet earnestly the best gifts: but after all, showed them “a more excellent way,”—to cultivate the grace of charity, without which they were nothing. John, in his first Epistle, 4:1, writes: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they be of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” But how shall we discriminate between truth and error, but by the Spirit which God hath given us; and its practical results? 1 John 4:6, “We are of God: he that knoweth God, heareth us; he that is not of God, heareth not us.” Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 1 John 3:24, “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us by the Spirit which he hath given us.” Thus, by comparing Scripture with Scripture, we find that one passage does not conflict with another; but that complete harmony prevails throughout the word of God. HST July 10, 1844, page 179.2

Our Savior, in speaking of false prophets, says:—“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Also, of the good and the corrupt tree:—“A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit,” Matthew 7:18, 20. The opinions of men are unsafe guides; but the word of the Lord abideth forever. HST July 10, 1844, page 179.3

Let us then, like Mary in the gospel, sit at the feet of Jesus, who spake as never man spake; until the heavens shall reveal him in the glory of his father. Yours, in the blessed hope of soon seeing our glorious King. HST July 10, 1844, page 179.4

Milton, June 18, 1844. HST July 10, 1844, page 179.5

Letter from Bro. C. Hersey and Daughter


Brother C. Hersey, who with his daughter has been laboring successfully N. Y. State writes:— HST July 10, 1844, page 179.6

Dear Brother Southard:—While I am separated from the land of my nativity, wife and children, house and land, brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends, to proclaim to a dying world the speedy coming and kingdom of our blessed Jesus, it rejoices my heart, and elevates my drooping spirit, to have the opportunity occasionally of communicating to you, and through you to all my friends, the state of the cause in which we all feel such a lively interest. I do wish that those who are out in the field would oftener let us hear from them, for to me it is like water to a parched tongue to read a few lines from them weekly. You know, dear brother, that we cannot communicate with each other, for the very good reason that we do not know where to direct to. I have brothers and friends now in the field that started about the time I did, and have not heard from them since they have been out. And how it would rejoice my heart to see their names in your paper, and to hear from them, if you could not have room for more than one or two lines. Let me say then to all my dear brothers and sisters, fellow laborers in the glorious cause, let us hear from you, and furthermore, will not some one, in each of the little flocks, let us hear from them also? I must now tell you how my faith stands on this great and glorious subject. I believe with all my heart that we are living between the “budding” and “putting forth” time, and the summer, and that we are almost four years into the “quickly,” between the second and third wo and sixth and seventh trumpets. And this very moment that I am now writing, is the moment that the vision (seems to) tarry; but I bless God that it will not tarry, but at the appointed time it will speak. HST July 10, 1844, page 179.7

The cause in this region is onward. We have been in this county some six or eight weeks, and have lectured in many of the towns and small villages, and I rejoice to have it to say; that the blessing of God has attended our labors. My daughter has spoken on an average nine times a week, to large and attentive congregations, who have been held in breathless silence, as they have sat and listened to the evidence of Christ’s speedy coming. Many of the dear children of God have been quickened, and embraced the Advent doctrine. Sinners have been converted, and are rejoicing in hope. The Poor House and its inmates have not been forgotten. We have visited them, and preached unto them the coming of Christ, and they are the ones to receive the word gladly. “The poor have the gospel preached unto them.” I trust that when he who is our life shall appear, many of the poor in Otsego county House, will appear with him in glory. It is my prayer to God also, that the keeper of that house, and his dear family, may be recompensed in the resurrection of the just, for his kindness to us. We have also visited the prisoners in the County Jail, and preached unto them the Gospel of the Kingdom, which they received with joy, and I hope they have given their hearts to God. We also always visit the sick; it is not uncommon for us to visit three or four sick persons a day, and I have got the greatest blessings to my soul in this duty that I ever received in my life It has so happened, that the greatest part of those we have visited have been Christians, and when we have told them of the coming of Jesus, and that soon, very soon, their poor frail emaciated bodies would be made like unto his glorious body, and that he was soon to destroy him that had the power of death, and ransom them from his cold grasp—when we present these glorious truths to the dying saint, we never failed of seeing their countenances lighten up with joy, and often I have heard them exclaim, “Jesus does make my bed as soft as downy [original illegible].” O I praise God for the glorious hope of the Christian!—the glorious prospect of soon seeing Jesus!—and let me say to all my dear brethren, “Soldiers of the cross, arise! Lo! your leader from the skies waives before you glory’s prize, the prize of victory.” Then struggle, O then struggle manfully. HST July 10, 1844, page 179.8

Our labors are now done in this county; we shall next week go West. We leave the work in this region in good hands. Bro. Ingmire pastor of the Presbyterian Church, at Fly Creek, has resigned his office, and is a faithful laborer in the Advent cause. The brethren in most of the villages are strong in the faith, and have commenced prayer meetings. May the Lord be with them. Yours in the glorious hope, Charles Hersey. HST July 10, 1844, page 179.9

Bro. H. H. Gross writes:—The Southern route westward through this State has been but little favored with lectures and publications on the Advent. Generally speaking, no lectures have been given in the towns south of the western turnpike. In April last, I visited several towns from Esperance to west of Cooperstown, and my labors were richly rewarded. In Esperance there was a strong band of Adventists, who generally meet daily for prayer and conference, and have lately commenced a Bible class. They have had severe trials, mostly from a preacher, who apparently put on the cloak of Adventism, but rejects the time; and by a fox-like cunning, endeavors to induce the Adventists to lay aside all regard to time; and pitch into the cares of the world, and renew their confidence and fellowship in a Babylonish church. In the town of Otsego, there are several villages that I visited, and I now find that in many instances the word fell on good ground. In Fly Creek and Oaksville there is a strong band of Adventists, very warm and devoted in the cause, who are letting their light shine, and are the means of others coming to the knowledge of the truth. Mr. Ingmire, a Presbyterian Clergyman, was driven out from his charge at the time I was lecturing in his neighborhood—but he had previously made up his mind and embraced the Advent. He has since been very useful in his vicinity in encouraging and strengthening the brethren and sisters. Sister Hersey has labored in this vicinity since I left for Albany, about the 1st of May, but she left last Monday for Little Falls. The Lord apparently leads me to those places where no lectures on the Advent have been given. I go tomorrow to Le Roy, Exeter, where no lectures have been given and I have other calls of the same kind. If some lecturers who come to the Conference will calculate to remain and labor southerly, the Lord will bless them. HST July 10, 1844, page 179.10

Hartwick, Otswego Co. N. Y June 24, 1844. HST July 10, 1844, page 179.11

Letter from Brother I. E. Jones


Dear Brother Hale.—After leaving Lowell, where we had a season of refreshing, I went to Concord, N. H., where I found the friends holding a camp-meeting in a beautiful Grove, 8 miles north of the State House. There was but one Brother near to sustain the meeting, and therefore the appointment was not extensive. The most perfect order prevailed, so that no watch was needed at any time; and it was one of the most quiet, harmonious and refreshing seasons of waiting on the Lord, with which I was ever favored. It began Thursday, the 6th and closed Monday the 10th. I afterwards attended two meetings at Concord village, and then proceeded to Pittsfield, where I attended two meetings, and found the friends strong in the faith, and nothing terrified by their adversaries. Leaving P., I arrived at Alton on the 14th, where I had labored five years when I embraced the faith of Christ’s speedy coming I preached twice at a very short notice to a crowded house, and found the Faith much more prosperous than I expected. My health is somewhat improved, and my spirit has been much refreshed. There are many in this section who, though not as strongly convinced that the end is certainly so near as we think it to be, yet think that we are much nearer the truth than those who cry Peace and Safety; and hence, instead of abandoning us as our enemies hoped they would do, still prefer to hear us. Tomorrow, the Lord permitting, I am to go to Gilmanton camp-meeting. Yours, in waiting faith. HST July 10, 1844, page 179.12

South Alton, N. H., June 24th, 1844. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.1

Advent Herald & Reporter

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“The Lord is at Hand.”

BOSTON, JULY 10, 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 July 10, 1844, page 180.2

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 fulfillment only in the New Earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.3

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 July 10, 1844, page 180.4

IV.—The signs which were to precede the coming of our Savior, have all been given; and the prophecies have all been fulfilled but these which relate to the coming of Christ, the end of this world, and the restitution of all things. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.5

V.—There are none of the prophetic periods, as we understand them, extending beyond the [Jewish] year 1843. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.6

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 July 10, 1844, page 180.7

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 2300 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 1848. 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 his; though it tarry.” [beyond their apparent termination] “wait for it; because” [when they are fulfilled] “it will surely come, it will not tarry,“ HST July 10, 1844, page 180.8

A Singular Case


Returning to this city from New York, through Tolland, Ct.—my native town, and the home of my boyhood—my attention was called to the rumored case of the wonderful experience of a woman in Coventry—an adjoining town:—and which for the last month had been the subject of much gossip and many contradictory stories, throughout all those parts. Knowing the difficulty of judging between contradictory statements, and our liability to be misled by hear-say testimony, I determined to visit the person and judge for myself, of the correctness of the various rumors: which I did, Tuesday, P. M. June 25; and as it is a case of considerable notoriety the result may not be uninteresting to many of our readers. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.9

The subject of these exercises—Miss Ann Matherson, resides in the parish of South Coventry, about one mile east of the turnpike road, leading from Tolland to Norwich, and about ten miles from the former village. She is thirty-four years of age, was hopefully converted fourteen years since, and has been a member of the Baptist church for the last ten years. She had not been well, since 1834; and for the last three years had not been able to leave the house, and for that length of time had not been out of doors. Last September she became so low and weak that she had not since then sat up while her bed has been made. During the same time, also, the least noise was very painful to her; and much, or loud conversatlor was prohibited in her room; and the utmost stillness, consonant with the performance of necessary duties, was strictly enjoined. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.10

She continued in this condition until Sunday evening, May 19th, when she was taken with great distress, and groaned much. This continued for 24 hours. In the forenoon of Tuesday, she told her friends that she was going to die—was very happy and resigned, and bade them all farewell, not expecting to live the night out. She remained in this condition until Thursday. In the afternoon, and through the night of that day, a stiffness came over her body, so that she could stir neither her head or feet, nor could her friends stir them, and she was in great distress. She asked if nothing could be done for her, but was told there could not: she then said she was sensible of it, but would not murmur or complain, as Jesus had wiped away all tears from her eyes. Her pains commenced in her feet, and came up her side; when they had reached the vicinity of her heart they suddenly ceased, and she began to sing sweetly. Her friends had never heard her sing before and she had never learned or practiced singing. Among other things she sung the following:— HST July 10, 1844, page 180.11

Lend, lend your wings,
I mount, I fly,
To Jesus arms,
Above the sky.
HST July 10, 1844, page 180.12

She continued to sing, and converse with her friends, in view of her expected dissolution, about five hours, free from all pain. She says that then, angels—winged and beautiful beings, beyond her power of description, hovered in the room and accompanied her spirit with sweet singing to a place indiscribably glorious. She then heard a voice, which she supposed to be that of Jesus, whom she did not see, which told her that she was at the gate of heaven, but that she must go back and wake up Christians, and warn sinners, because HST July 10, 1844, page 180.13

TIME IS SHORT; HST July 10, 1844, page 180.14

that they must live more faithful; and that if they prepared for heaven they would be happy, but if they did not thus prepare they would be miserable. She says, she was also told, that if a work was given her to do, strength would be given her for the performance of it; and that when her work was done, and well done, she might return again. She could give no description of what she saw; it was comparable to nothing else, should not have known she was at the gate of heaven, had she not heard the voice—it having no resemblance to a gate; was not permitted to look beyond it, but heard within the most heavenly music.—myriads of voices uniting in the sweetest strains. She then relates that the angels returned with her spirit, when she fell into a sweet and unconscious repose. She believes that she died. Her friends say, they had supposed her dying, and thought she had fallen asleep, but did not think of her being dead, and did not examine her to see if such was the case; but left her to herself about half an hour. At the end of that time, about 5, A. M., Friday, May 24th, her consciousness returned, and, opening her eyes, she wept to find that she was back again, as she remarked in this wicked world. All that forenoon she did not appear like herself, and her friends had fears that she was becoming delirious; she was so overcome with grief; but in the afternoon, she became herself again, and related the joys through which she had passed previous to her loss of consciousness. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.15

Since her pain ceased so suddenly, Thursday night, May 23rd, till my visit, she had been entirely free from all pain, and had taken no medicine of any kind since the Tuesday previous. After her return to consciousness, at the urgent request of her friends, she daily partook of a little refreshment—sometimes only two tea-spoon’s full of custard, and ever, only a mere trifle, until the 3rd of June last, since which she had not tasted of any kind of food, nor taken any refreshment, save daily about half a pint of weak tea or coffee, with a very little sugar and milk in it; and sometimes, instead thereof, half a pint of cold water. For the last few days she had omitted her coffee, and was daily waiting her departure, as soon as her work might be done, trusting that the Lord would give her what strength she might need for the performance of the duties laid upon her. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.16

This strength she thinks she had thus far received: for, notwithstanding the extreme weakness to which she was reduced, she had, since the Friday referred to, been able to converse from morning till night with visitors, who, in consequence of the reports which have gone out, thronged here in great numbers, and from a great distance around. Seven hundred visited her in seven consecutive days, and it was thought two thousand might have called within the month; and yet, although thus thronged, and living without food, she was able to converse continually with all who could get an opportunity, with no apparent fatigue, and as she affirmed with no sensible exhaustion, feeling as strong then, as she did the day her consciousness returned. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.17

Her countenance was very solemn, but calm and pleasant. Her pulse was about seventy-six per minute. Her flesh had no peculiar warmth, nor coldness, and she knew not whether she was warm or cold. I could discover no appearance of insanity to which some might ascribe her experience. She was calm and collected in her conversation, and would refer to other subjects with the same collectedness of thought, as when conversing on this. She was free from all excitement, and seemed the image of patience. The phrenology of her head did not show her at all deficient in the reflective region. Her eye had a peculiar, pleasant and brilliant expression—not a wildness, but such a glow as was convincing to the spectator of her perfect sincerity, and the reality, to her, of what she relates. Those who see her agree in her sanity and sincerity. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.18

I have thus given a relation of the facts as I learned them from her own lips and those of her friends, in whose testimony I have confidence—first hearing her own story, and then questioning her and the family respecting the minute particulars, so that I was satisfied of their belief in all they uttered. They, however, might misjudge in their conclusions. I do not think she actually died, as she supposes she did: but I cannot account for the surprising change from such great weakness, to such power of endurance, unaided by food or medicine, and unaccompanied by excitement. She has never been a believer in the nearness of Christ’s Advent, nor have the family; and knows not what interpretation to give to the warning, the time is short; but says others must put their own construction upon it. In view of all the facts, I know not but this may be one of the means which God may employ to remind a section of the world of the coming judgment; even if there is nothing supernatural in her case. Before God inflicts judgment he sends warnings, and in various ways; and by this means hundreds have been told that time is short. I have, however, only aimed to give the facts, that others might judge of them for themselves. HST July 10, 1844, page 180.19

S. Bliss. HST July 10, 1844, page 181.1

Since the above was in type, we have received a similar account from brethren Heath and Moulton, who visited her from Springfield, Mass., and from the date of their visit, we perceive it was the day we were there. HST July 10, 1844, page 181.2

“The Oppositions of Science—Falsely so called.”


The plain declaration of the Scriptures are supposed, by many, who admit their inspiration, to be contradicted by the discoveries of science, and that consequently those scriptures which are thus contradicted must be understood in a figurative and accommodating sense. The first great truth which has thus been set aside is the creation of the world in six days; subsequently the consummation, the personal advent, and the resurrection of the body has also been denied. These men of science claim that demonstrations of geology show the six days of creation to have been long indefinite periods, and that consequently the consummation will be a very gradual and a moral change. The conclusion, however, we deem not only contradictory to the letter of inspiration, but unsustained by the demonstrations of science. HST July 10, 1844, page 181.3

We have yet to learn that there are any facts in geology which require us to deny the Mosaic account of creation; they being all explainable by changes which may have occurred on the earth’s surface since the creation. We listened to a sermon a few months since by the Rev. Mr. Cushman, of Boston, who endeavored to prove that the climate in the north of Siberia was once as mild as it is now in the Torrid Zone. The evidence he presented was that some years since an elephant or mammoth was found entire, encased in the ice in that region; that consequently the climate there must have been as mild as where the elephant now inhabits; but that it had become frigid so gradually as to present no perceptible change for the last 3000 years! It would therefore follow, that in twice 3000 years there would be only twice no perceptible change; and in ten times that period only ten times no perceptible change; consequently a change from the torrid to the frigid state would require an immense length of time. He however forgot to inform his hearers how the elephant was preserved from the time it was warm enough for it to live in that region, till the climate should thus gradually change to a temperature sufficient to encase it in the ice. To us it looked much more likely that the elephant drifted there from a warm country in the currents of the ocean during the flood, and was preserved by the ice of that region, than that it once cropped the herbage in that land of ice and snow. HST July 10, 1844, page 181.4

Again, we are told that animals are found petrified—turned to stone, and that such operations require thousands of years, and consequently the earth must be older than Moses has written. But what preserves these animals while they are being petrified, unless it is a more sudden process? Indeed, some years since, a petrified fish was found in Italy, with a smaller fish in its mouth; had their petrifaction been a long process, they would not have been in that position. We might multiply similar cases, but our columns forbid. HST July 10, 1844, page 181.5

We are often referred to the great changes which have taken place on the earth’s surface as evidence of its great age. Thus, the desert of Sahara 3000 miles in length, and 1000 in breadth, the deserts of Arabia, and the immense steppes of Asia, bear evident marks of having once been the bed of the ocean; and immense beds of salt are found on many parts of their surface, which are but a little elevated above the level of the sea. Also the immense prairies of South America, some a 1000 miles in extent, and the valley of the Mississippi, seem to have once been covered with water. Beds of shells are found on the tops of the mountains, remains of animals are found imbedded in rocks, and immense beds of vegetable matter have accumulated under the earth’s surface and become masses of coal. But before we can conclude that these facts contradict the Book of Genesis, we must disprove that they were produced when the fountains of the great deep were broken up and the flood covered the face of the earth. We cannot know what portions of this earth’s surface were the bed of the antedeluvian ocean.—That much of it was, is evident from the facts above alluded to. It only required the fiat of that Being who made the world, and who gathered together the waters into one place, that the dry land might appear, to elevate or depress any portion of the earth’s surface according to his pleasure. And when the forests which had grown for 1656 years were uprooted in that mighty overturn of nature, the accumulation of vegetable matter which forms the largest coal beds, is not so unaccountably strange. HST July 10, 1844, page 181.6

While we are necessarily ignorant of the nature and extent of the changes which were made on the earth’s surface during the flood, as well as antecedently and subsequently, we are very unwise to reject the plain letter of God’s word, for any supposed necessity for a figurative interpretation. The letter of scripture is plain and positive. We are commanded to work six days and rest the seventh, because “in six days the Lord made the heaven and earth and the sea,” and rested the seventh. We are also told that of these six days, an evening and a morning constituted each day. If each of those days were 1000 years in length, as Adam was created before the seventh, he would have been more than 1000 years old at the end of the Sabbath; and yet he was only 130 years at the birth of Seth. HST July 10, 1844, page 181.7

As an illustration of the foregoing, we will add the following from the “Cause and Cure of Infidelity,” by Dr. Nelson, a converted infidel: HST July 10, 1844, page 181.8

a trifling falsehood influences human belief against the bible more than gigantic truth in favor of it. HST July 10, 1844, page 181.9

An English traveller (Brydone) wrote and published a description of Mount Etna. He describes her craters and her extended slope covered occasionally for twenty miles or more, along the side of the mountain, with vines, villages, and luxuriance. These are sometimes destroyed by the river of melted lava, which issues from the mountain above, many feet deep, and a mile (perhaps more, sometime less,) in width, bearing all before it, until it reaches the sea and drives back its boiling waves. After this burning stream is cooled, there is seen, instead of blooming gardens, a naked, dreary, metalic rock. Sometimes many eruptions occur in the course of a year breaking out at different parts of the mountain, and sometimes none for half a century. The traveller found a stream of lava congealed on the side of the mountain, which attracted his notice more than others. He thought it must have been thrown out by an eruption, which was mentioned by (perhaps) Polybius, as occurring nearly seventeen hundred years since. There was no soil on it. It was as naked as when first arrested there. The particles of dust floating through the air had not fallen there, so as to furnish hold for vegetation, and these vegetables had not grown and decayed again and again, thus adding to the depth of the soil. Such a work had not even commenced. He tells us that on some part of that mountain, near the foot, if you will sink a pit, you must pass through seven different strata of lava, with two feet of soil between them. Upon the supposition that two thousand years are requisite for the increase of earth just named, he asks how seven different layers could be formed in less than fourteen thousand years. The chronology of Moses makes the world not half as old. The Englishman was jocular at this discovery; and his admirers were delighted at what seemed to them a confutation of the book of heaven. How many thousands through Europe renounced their belief of revelation with this discovery for their prop, the author of this treatise is unable even to conjecture. It seems that many parts of Europe almost rang with the news of the analogical theory. True, the traveller only conjectured that he had found the lava mentioned by the ancient writer; but no matter, supposition only was strong enough to rivet their unbelief. The author has conversed with those in America, and on her western plains, who would declare that they believed not a word of the Bible, because, there was no soil on a stratum of lava, which, in all probability, had been there long. Another learned Englishman, an admirer of the books of Moses, wrote to those who seemed to joy so greatly in their new system. He told them that, inasmuch as they seemed fond of arguing from analogies, he would give them an additional one. He reminded them that the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii were buried by the eruption, in which the elder Pliny lost his life, near seventeen hundred years since. Those cities have lately been discovered; and in digging down to search their streets, six different strata of lava are passed through with two feet of earth between them. And the famous Watson tells them, that if six different soils near Vesuvius could be formed in seventeen hundred years, perhaps seven might be made elsewhere in five thousand years. Might we not suppose, that those who have renounced their belief of Christianity, after reading some conjectures concerning Etna, would have resumed their faith as soon as these Vesuvian facts were placed before them? No, it was not so. It was easy to descend, but they never reascended. Men love darkness rather than light. Thousands who snatched at the objection with joyful avidity, never read the confutation. They never enquired for an answer. Those who read, were afterwards silent, but remained unaltered. A lawyer who stood so high with his fellow-citizens, for worth and intelligence, that he filled many offices of trust had his credence of the sacred page shaken by read imaginary system, built on the surface of Etna’s lava streams. He took the book to a friend, to show him what reason we have for casting off our reverence for the Bible. This friend turned over a few pages of the book, where this same traveller, after telling how many eruptions sometimes happen in the course of a month, goes on to narrate the following history: HST July 10, 1844, page 181.10

“Our landlord at Nicolasi gave us an account of the singular fate of the beautiful country near Hybla, at no great distance from hence. it was so celebrated for its fertility, and particularly for its honey, that it was called Mel Passi, (the Honey Land,) till it was overwhelmed by the lava of Etna; and having then become totally barren, by a kind of pun its name was changed to Mal Paasi, (the Mean Land.) In a second eruption, by a shower of ashes from the mountain, it soon reassumed its ancient beauty and fertility, and for many years was called Bel Passi, (the Beautiful Land.) Last of all, the unfortunate era of 1669, it was again laid under an ocean of fire, and reduced to the most wretched sterility, since which time it was known again by its second appellation of Mal Passi.” HST July 10, 1844, page 182.1

The lawyer was asked if his difficulties were in any way obviated by this rapidity of change from soil to nakedness, and from nudity to soil again, narrated by the same original discoverer of the whole theory. He answered in the negative, and continued obstinately to cast away the book of God! Thousands of cases happen continually, where the individual is as readily and as speedily turned into the path of infidelity, and when once there, continues to trace it with invincible pertinacity. Men (without knowing it) love darkness rather than light. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.2

When some travellers in Asia wrote back that the Chinese record made the world many thousands years older than the Mosaic history does, how it rejoiced a host of listeners! O, how they clapped their hands? We thought, said they, that the Bible was a fabrication unworthy of belief. If any wrote, or said to those who were thus becoming scoffers at Revelation.—“Do not be too hasty in your conclusions: how can you tell but that national vanity may have some share in exciting those who speak of their Celestial Empire, to claim a spurious antiquity?” they turned away, or closed their ears with satisfied confidence. They seemed to wish for no further information. After a time, some additional items were published from Chinese history, such as the following: They tell the name of their first king, which would sound in the car of some as a corruption of the word Noah. The time they assign for his reign corresponds with the age of Noah. They speak of this king as being without father; of his mother being encircled with the rainbow; of his preserving seven clean animals to sacrifice to the Great Spirit; that in his day the sky fell on the earth, and destroyed the race of men, etc etc. When we remember that the waters of the sky did this in the days of Noah; that Noah was the first of the post-deluvian race, and thus without father; that the rainbow is interestingly connected with his history; that he did take into the ark clean animals by sevens, part of which were offered in sacrifice; we begin to discover, that the Chinese account is nothing more or less, than, a blotted copy of the truth.—See Stacks-house’s History of the Bible. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.3

We gather from Moses that, between the creation and the deluge, there were ten generations of men, surpassing us greatly in longevity. It would be no tortured inference to suppose them vastly our superiors, both in strength and stature. This kind of men, the beathen, in ages past, were in the habit of calling gods, after their death. The Chinese account speaks of ten dynastics of superior being, who ruled in their country a thousand years each, before the sky fell on the earth. It is not hard to see that this is only a different and a singular maner of relating the same facts. But why did (and do now) many of the seemingly learned choose to suppose that each father ended his race before the son began to live? It was for the purpose of stretching out the time, between the deluge and the creation, to ten thousand years. Moses informs us that each of these ten generations did extend near a thousand years; but he lets us know that a son and his father walked much of their earthly race together. The journey of each was long, but it was a simultaneous travel. For the purpose (if possible) of extending the earth’s chronology beyond the dates of Revelation, multitudes have taken partial extracts from hearsay records; and, then, to prevent these fragments from agreeing with or upholding the history they hate, have twisted them with labor and ingenuity; failing even then to construct a passable cavil against the truth. What is the reason of this strange hungering and thirsting after mean falsehood, rather than the wonders of glorious truth? It is because men love darkness rather than light. Those who had cast away all reverence for Holy Writ, as soon as some one said in their hearing that the Chinese record contradicted Moses, never seemed to inquire further. They asked not after any additional account; or if they were shown that all these heathen traditions were simply the truth, preserved in a dress more or less awkward, they were silent; but they did not return to the place where they once stood. They continued scoffers at Christianity. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.4

The author has been in the habit of conversing with unbelievers whenever he could obtain the privilege, during the last eighteen years. Having once been of their number, he has since felt for them a kindly solicitude (as he hopes) moving him, at a prudent opportunity, to speak of heavenly things, although at times, even at the risk of their displeasure. He has found that certain items of history or tradition, such as might seem to militate against the Holy Writ, they receive readily, and remember long. Out of the ten thousand facts of a different description, they treasure none. They seem either not to hear, or they understand slowly, or forget very soon. We have been naming some of the kind which secure their attention and their recollection. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.5



Dear Brother Himes:—I have been a Christian nearly twenty years, and in that time I do not remember to have witnessed as cold a time in religion as the present. If the Laodicean character is a sign of the last days, there is no mistake but what we have it in this part of the world. The church resembles a patient in the last stage of fever, whose life is sustained by the aid of powerful stimuli. With a large majority of professors, there is scarcely the form of godliness. Money-making, eating and drinking, cegar smoking, politics and fashion, engross their time and thoughts. They act as though they regarded religion a mere conveinience or secondary affair. If they had but half the zeal for the Lord that they have for certain political aspirants for the presidency, they would be ornaments to the church of God. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.6

Notwithstanding, your unworthy fellow-laborer has faithfully taught the doctrine of the Lord’s speedy coming, and others have visited this place and Louisville, (yourself included) and announced the glorious truth—yet the believers in the doctrine are like angel’s visits, few and far between. There are not more, perhaps, than, a half dozen in this town watching for the event. While my faith grows stronger, it appears that others around me are becoming more skeptical. I often think of the question propounded by our Lord, “Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh stall he find faith on the earth.” So far as this part of the earth is concerned, the truth affirmed in the interrogatory would be fulfilled were he now to appear. My very soul sickens with disgust at the infidelity of professors. Their ignorance of the subject is only equaled by their cold-hearted indifference to the event. I do verily believe they are in heart opposed to the Lord’s coming. That they are unwilling that the Lord should come in their life-time, does not admit of a reasonable doubt, when we look at their character and behavior. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.7

My dear brother, the times are truly perilous. A change must soon take place, or Christianity will be swept away by the tide of infidelity and licentiousness which is fast rising over our guilty land. When we take a survey of the condition of society, religious and civil, what do we see to encourage the Christian or philanthropist? Is not the earth filled with violence just as it was in the days of Noah? Is not crime daily. and hourly increasing? Is it not manifest to every observer, that there is more turbulence and distraction in society every day, a greater disregard to Christian obligation and personal honesty, more lukewarmness and sensuality among professors of religion?—And do not these perils of our social system portend with unerring certainty its speedy dissolution? HST July 10, 1844, page 182.8

Under such circumstances, what can human agency do towards accomplishing the moral and political regeneration of the world? How preposterous it is to suppose that our present sectarian churches, filled as they are, with pride and covetousness, and lacking in almost every Christian virtue, scarcely able to keep life in themselves, can reform the world! To suppose such an event possible, is to suppose that a stream can rise higher than its fountain. Our only hope is in the coming of our King; and blessed be God, my faith in the event increases as time rolls on. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.9

There is resting upon my mind a deep and abiding conviction, that the end of all things is at hand, and that nothing of importance remains to be fulfilled of historical prophecy prior to the appearing of the Lord. The extinction of the power of the Mahometans to slay, is doubtless the closing event of the sixth trumpet, and if it did not take place in 1840, it will likely occur this year. For beginning the 391 years and 15 days at the fall of Constantinople, in 1453, its sounding will end 1844. Then of course the seventh begins; and when it begins the mystery of God will be finished. God grant that it may be so, and that his saints who are now looking up in the hope of redemption, may be delivered from this wicked and sin-cursed earth. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.10

Although Brother Miller’s time has run out, yet, I cannot but think that the Bible student is as much indebted to him, as any man now living. He has done a vast amount of good. He has beautifully harmonized the Scriptures, and presented to the Christian a tangible heaven; and has thereby dissipated the etherial and sublimated notions of the dark ages. No matter what his enemies may say against him: and no matter how much the learned clergy may sneer at his pretensions to Biblical knowledge, he has proved himself too formidable for them. And they are bound to admit that time has done for them, what they could not do for themselves. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.11

The Baptists have lately had a grand carnival or tea party, as they call it, in the city of Louisville; at which they had rare doings. Two large pound cakes, the one for Whigs, the other for Democrats, were served up by way of exciting a wholesome and profitable competition between partizan gormandizers. Other exhibitions and performances, equally in accordance with Christian character, were had recourse to, in order to abstract the dimes from the pockets of the unwary and the drunken. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.12

Brother Campbell, of the Millennial Harbinger, has copied a long list of the tea parties, fares and jollifications, and thence concludes that the Methodists, Baptists, etc., have “run down on a dead level with the world.” He cautions his brethren against all such folly and extravagance; and tells them to take in their sails, preparatory to an approaching storm, which he says is coming upon our country. From his tone he is evidently of opinion that the signs are very ominous. That wo may be found watching, is the prayer of your unworthy brother and fellow-laborer in the Kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, whom we hope soon to see. Nat. Field. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.13

Jeffersonville, Indiana, June 22, 1844. HST July 10, 1844, page 182.14

Prayer.—Prayer—says Jeremy Taylor—is an action of likeness to the Holy Ghost, the spirit of dove-like simplicity; an imitation of the holy Jesus, whose spirit is meek. Prayer is the peace of our spirit the stillness of our thoughts, the evenness of recollection, the seas of meditation, the rest of our cares, and the calm of our tempest; prayer is the issue of a quiet mind, of untroubled thoughts, it is the daughter of charity, and the sister of meekness; and he that prays to God with an angry, that is, with a troubled and discomposed spirit, is like him that retires into a battle to meditate, and sets up his closet in the outer quarters of an army, and chooses a frontier garrison to be, wise in. Anger is a perfect [original illegible] of the mind from prayer, and therefore is contrary to that intention, which presents our prayer in a right line to God. For so have I seen a lark rising from his bed of grass, and hopes to get to heaven, and climb above the clouds; but the poor bird was beaten back with the loud sighing of an eastern wind, and his motion made irregular and inconstant, descending more at every breath of the tempest, than it could recover by the libration and frequent weighing of his wings; till the little creature was forced to sit down and pant, and stay till the storm was over; and then it made a prosperous flight, and did rise and sing, as if it did learn music and motion from an angel, as he passed sometimes through the air about his ministries here below. So is the prayer of a good man; his duty met with the infirmities of a man, and anger was its instrument and the instrument became stronger than the prime agent, and raised a tempest, and overruled the man; and then his prayer was broken, and his thoughts pulled them back again and made them without intention; and the good man sighs for his infirmity, but must be content to loose the prayer, and he must recover it when his anger is removed, and his spirit is becalmed, made even as the brow of Jesus, and smoothe like the heart of God; and then it ascends to heaven upon the wings of the holy dove, and dwells with God, till it return, like the useful bee, laden with a blessing and the dew of heaven. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.1

Foreign News


by the britannia.

The Brittannia arrived from Liverpool the 3rd inst., bringing intelligence to the 19th ult., but of very little interest. The following are some of the more important items:— HST July 10, 1844, page 183.2



It is announced in the French journals that the Emperor of Morocco has proclaimed a holy war against France, and, in conjunction with Abd-el-Kader, is making active preparations for invading the territory claimed by the latter country. It appeals from despatches just received from Algiers, that actual hostilities have already commenced on the frontiers of Morocco. The despatch of General Lamoreiere states that the attack was made quite suddenly, and almost unexpectedly, by the Arabs, who were, however, defeated, after some sharp fighting, leaving upwards of fifty of their men dead on the field. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.3

This engagement will afford France an excellent excuse for retaliatory measures. The ultimate result of the contest may be easily divined. Our Gallic neighbors will acquire possession of the most fertile part of the coast, and, at the same time, gain a footing on one side of the Straits of Giberaltar. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.4



Advices from Constantinople, the 22nd May, report that the Turkish forces sent against the Albanian rebels had twice defeated them between the 13th and 17th. Krischowa had been taken by assult, after a desperate resistance on the part of the rebels, of whom 100 were killed, and about the same number wounded; but the loss of the Turks is stated to have been more considerable. Russia, it is said, has offered to furnish troops for the suppression of the rebellion, should the Turkish force prove unequal to the task. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.5

Italy.—The news from Punjaub represents that country in as disturbed a state as ever. Another member of the Dogra family has fallen, the victim of his own nephew. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.6

We also have intelligence of a startling character, announcing that some of the most illustrious families of Rome are compromised by the late events, and that the spirit of disaffection is daily becoming more alarming in the Papal States. According to these accounts, the Prince Doria Hambli, the Prince Piombino, and other persons of rank, have been obliged to leave Rome. If this statement be true, it proves, in connection with the recent desertions in the Austrian Navy, that, the discontent is wildly spread through all classes of Italian society. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.7

The Cologne Gazette assures us that the Papal Government [original illegible] Cabinets of London, Vienna, and Paris, on the subject of the late disturbances in its territories. The note declares that there has been no real cause for political discontent, and that the disaffection is chiefly to be ascribed to the machinations of anarohists in France and England. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.8

The Journal of the Two Sicilies announces that several steamers left Naples on the 21st ult., with troops destined to relieve the garrisons of Sicily The railroad between Torre-Annunciata to Nocera, by Pompi, Scafati, Angri, and Pagani, has just been opened to the public. The King was present at the inauguration HST July 10, 1844, page 183.9



Mr. O’Connell and his companions in captivity are in excellent health and spirits, and so far from the step having put down Repeal, it appears to have increased the movement. The rent has risen from hundreds to thousands. Mr. O’Connell has comforable quarters, airy apartments and two gardens to walk in, and he is permitted to see his friends at seasonable times and in considerable numbers. The wiley lawyer strove hard to keep the Repeal flame blazing brightly during his confinement, by making speeches to deputations within the walls of his prison. This, however, the government would not tolerate, though there seems no reason to believe that the chief, or, indeed, any of the traversers, are treated other than with the utmost courtesy. In the meantime, the writ of error is being carried before the House of Lords, and Thursday, July the 4th, is fixed for the opening of the case. Until its decision the judges are prevented from going the summer circuits, and the legal business of the country is interrupted. All this, by the way, is more complimentary to the political power and the moral influence of the chief traverser, than some supporters of the government seem willing to admit. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.10

Public Feeling towards Mr. O’Connell. The demonstration of sympathy with O’Connell have been strongly evinced throughout the country. The repeal button has been universally adopted and public meetings have been called and held for the purpose of expressing opinions on the State Trials and on the incarceration of “the martyrs,” in Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin, and Liverpool. Addresses to Mr. O’Connell have been voted by the corporate bodies in Dublin, Kilkenny, Newry, and Limerick, and public prayers have been recommended by the priests to be put up for the protection of Heaven on the “Liberator,” and for his delivery. The repeal papers have appeared in mourning. The contributions to the repeal rent has greatly increased. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.11

The Corporation of Dublin, on the 6th, inst., adopted an address to the Queen on the subject of Mr. O’Connell’s imprisonment, and an address of sympathy to Mr. O’Connell himself. A petition to the House of Commons was also agreed to, praying that Mr. O’Connell may be liberated. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.12

The Jews in Poland.—Advices contained in the Hamburg papers of the 17th, and dated Polish Frontiers, May 10, state that the lamentation of the Jews in the kingdom of Poland is boundless at this moment, because the government is seriously engaged in carrying into effect a measure which the Jews have hitherto hoped to avert—namely, to oblige them to military service. Orders have just been received to levy the recruits in all the governments in the course of this month, and no longer to exempt the Jews. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.13

Royal Visitors in England.—On Tuesday, the 28th ultimo, his Majesty the King of Saxony arrived with his suite at Dover. He was met at the Nine Elms station by Prince Albert, who attended him to Buckingham Palace. The Emperor of Russia arrived in one of the royal steamers at Woolwich, on Saturday night, the 1st instant, with his suite. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.14

The appearance of the Emperor in London, has started the quidnues and the right gazers. He has travelled with amazing speed since leaving his own capital, stopping only a few hours on his route to visit the crowned heads of Prussia and Holland, anxious, no doubt, to bring the intelligence of his own arrival in England. It was rumoured some time back, that the Emperor intended to visit us, but great uncertainty prevailed as to the time, and all expectations of his appearance were in abeyance, when lo! the great Czar presents himself at the palace of England’s Queen. It is well that he has taken the nation by surprise, for the suddenness of his appearance has given to it an eclat which his deliberately announced arrival would have failed to create. The British nation, in [original illegible] reception of the Emperor of Russia, will be puzzled to draw the line between extending a courteous affability on the one hand towards an illustrious stranger, one of the great ones of the earth; and on the other, the suppression of any enthusiasm at all indicative of personal respect for the man or for the iron despotism by which he upholds his power. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.15

A German journal announces, on the authority of recent accounts from St. Petersburg, that the Emperor Nicholas will go at the beginning of July to Carlstad, where there will be important negotiations. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.16

In addition to the news contained in the Liverpool European Times, we find the following in the London Times. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.17

“Our letters from Constantinople of the 17th May, announce the return of Emir Pasha, member of the supreme Board of War, who had been sent to Albania to enquire into the situation of that province. His report stated that the insurrection was fast subsiding since the recent successes obtained by the imperial troops.” HST July 10, 1844, page 183.18

“The latest intelligence from Beyrout received by this express is dated the 4th ult. The amount of the indemnity awarded to the Maronites had been fixed at 5,500,000 piasters, payable one half immediately, and the remainder in six yearly instalments. The delegates of the parties interested had, however, objected to the mode of payment, and refused the terms proposed. The question of the limits of the Lebanon still remained unsettled. The Chevalier Basily, Consul-General of Russia in Syria, had returned to Beyrout.” HST July 10, 1844, page 183.19

The alarming state of society in Suffolk County, on account of incendiaries is thus referred to;— HST July 10, 1844, page 183.20

“The danger is imminent; no man can be said to rest secure; no resident of a rural district can retire to his bed, without the painful feeling that his homestead, perchance the lives of his family, may before morning be sacrificed to the vengeance of the incendiary. In this frightful state of things, it is madness to temporize or procrastinate, in the vain hope that the mania will exhaust itself. The remedy may be difficult; but the demand is imperative, this is not the opinion of men rendered timid by individual suffering; it is the feeling entertained by the great mass of the tenant farmers, a class of men not easily alarmed, and who can have no possible interest in pretending to be so. There is no parallel case on record, where a whole county has been proved to be the arena of insidious and systematic aggression, directed against private property, continuing almost uninterruptedly for six months, without the suggestion of some remedial measure, or without the adoption of prompt and vigorous steps on the part of the Government and the local authorities, in order to maintain the supremacy of the law. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.21

Murder by an Irish mob in Yorkshsre.—On Whit-Monday a large and numerous procession of the members of the several Orange lodges in this vicinity was appointed to take place, and for the purpose of giving eclat to their proceedings two bands of musicians were engaged, one of them being known as the Calverley band, and not more than two or three of its members, if so many, being members of the Orange fraternity. HST July 10, 1844, page 183.22

The Calverley band left Thornton a little before 8 on their return home, and they entered the town Bradford playing a common march until they reached the bottom of the principal street, (Kirkgate) when they put up their instruments and proceeded on their way to the Green Man, at Ecoleshill (a village between Bradford and Calverly,) where they had appointed to divide their remuneration. They had not, however, proceeded above a mile on the Eccleshill-road, when they were attacked by a body of from 200 to 300 Irishmen, armed for the purpose with shillelaghs, bludgeons, large stones, and other missiles, at a part of the road there are no houses. The poor musicians, 13 in number, were equally surprised by, and unprepared, for such a savage and brutal attack; and therefore offered no resistance, but endeavored to effect their escape as best they might. Several of them were, however, seriously hurt, and their instruments were shivered to atoms; but one of them, more unfortunate than the rest, after being prostrated by blows from bludgeons, and severely beaten on the ground, while begging for mercy, received a mortal fracture of the skull from a heavy coping stone that was dashed upon his head by one of his ferocious assailants. He lingered in a speechless state, scarcely able to take any sustentation, for 48 hours, when he died. His death has excited a great sensation in the village; as he was a quiet inoffensive man, about 45 years of age, unconnected with the Orange body, and has left a wife and six helpless children, the youngest at the breast.” HST July 10, 1844, page 183.23

In the supplement to the London Times, we find this singular remark in reference to the Emperor of Russia:— HST July 10, 1844, page 184.1

“No fitter occasion can arise for reflection on the character of Russia. An example is presented in a recent conspiracy by her against the life of the Prince of Servia—suppressed in the journals of Europe. Official documents, detailing this transaction, have appeared in the Portfolio for June. England no less than Servia, is the object of Russia’s care.” HST July 10, 1844, page 184.2

Affairs of Italy


The public mind is in a good degree turned towards Italian affairs, in the present disturbed state of feeling among the inhabitants, and the news from that country will be received and read with interest. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.3

Extract of a letter from Corfu:—“We have received news of a most lively interest from Trieste, under the date of the 15th April. The seed of resistance to the religious and political absolution of the Holy See, which has been for a long time creeping amongst the Italian clergy, and which the Roman court endeavored by all means to suppress and conceal, has acquired in these latter times a public and imposing character. The number of secular and regular clergymen arrested for preaching against the actual political and religious system is stated to be not less than seventy. On the other hand, then, everything also acquires much gravity on the side of the revolutionary spirit throughout the Peninsula. The Austrian government has deemed it necessary to put Venice in a state of quasi siege. Its garrison has been increased to 11,000 men. One frigate is constantly and openly kept with her guns turned against the city. Defections in the Austrian army still continue. In these latter days twenty Italian and Hungarian officers are said to have disappeared from the corps in which these two nations serve promiscuously. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.4

rebellion against the pope


The Journal of Commerce in speaking of this state of things ‘says:—“It is evident that nothing but the presence or proximity of Austrian bayonets, prevents the Pope from being regulated by his own subjects. According to these accounts, no less than seventy clergymen, either secular or regular, have been arrested in Italy for preaching against the political and religious system now in force. The very fact of these arrests, for such a cause, shows the extreme of despotism under which the people groan. It shows that there is no liberty of speech even; and as to the press, every body knows that it is fettered and trampled to the last degree. This is Popery—the instrument of oppression, whenever it has the power—the enemy of freedom and inteligence the world over.” HST July 10, 1844, page 184.5

Prof. Gaussen’s Discourse


This discourse which we conclude to-day is thus spoken of by the New York Evangelist:— HST July 10, 1844, page 184.6

“The object of the discourse is to show “that Rome is the ‘Babylon’ of St. John; the Pope the ‘Man of Sin,’ the ‘Son of Perdition,’ of whom St. Paul speaks; and the Popedom the ‘little horn’ of Daniel.” The author directs attention chiefly to the seventh chapter of Daniel’s prophecies, and endeavors to establish the position that the” ‘little horn’ is designed to represent the Pope. He presents fourteen characteristics of features of the ‘little horn,’ with which he compares the Popedom, as portrayed in history, and observes that there is nothing now existing under heaven, nor that has existed through all the history of the past ages, to which it is possible to apply these descriptions of holy writ, except the Pope, and to no other than the Pope.” HST July 10, 1844, page 184.7

THE GREAT BODY OF THE GERMAN EXPOSITORS, together with Profs. Stuart and Chase, and a respectable body of American Divines, entirely dissent from this last statement; and the application of the prophecy can by no means, therefore, be regarded as settled. It must conceded however, that Prof. Gaussen presents a strong case in which those who agree with him as to the meaning of the fourth kingdom will feel deeply interested.” HST July 10, 1844, page 184.8

“Here is an acknowledgment of a tendency to Germanism, on the part of “a respectable body of American Divines,” at the head of whom are Profs. Stuart and Chase. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.9

The pamphlet containing the discourse of Prof. Gaussen, with a preface, notes, and diagrams, is in press, and will probably be ready for delivery next week. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.10

We have also in a state of forwardness, a Sermon on the duties of Watchfulness, in reference to the Coming of Christ, from Revelation 16:15, by the “Rev. Haldane Stuart, incumbent of St. Brides, Liverpool, Eng. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.11

Conferences & Campmeetings



July 16—21, Near Albany. N. Y. Campmeeting. (To be appointed by the committee, and if held at the time above mentioned, Brn. Miller and Himes will attend.) HST July 10, 1844, page 184.12

July 24—29, Rochester, N.Y. Campmeeting or Conference, as the brethren may appoint. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.13

July 30 to Aug. 1, Buffalo, N. Y. Conference. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.14

Aug. 3rd and 4th, Toronto, Canada West. Conference. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.15

Aug. 10 and 11, Cleveland, Ohio. Conference. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.16

Aug. 18, and onward, Cincinnati, Ohio. Conference. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.17

Remarks. We shall attend the above meetings, if the Lord permit. And if practicable, Bro. Miller will accompany us to the west. We intend to pitch the Tent beyond Cincinnati, and go as far as St. Louis, if practicable. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.18

J. V. HIMES. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.19

Boston, June 22, 1844. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.20

A Second Advent Campmeeting will be held, if time continue, and the Lord is willing, in Newington, eight miles south of Hartford. Ct. on land of Oliver Richards, commencing on Wednesday Sept.4, and continue one week, or more. Brethren Miller, Himes, Fitch, Litch, and Storrs, with others, are invited to attend. Arrangements for board will be made upon the ground. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.21

Com—W. D. Tuller, H. A. Parsons, A Belden, C. Bald win, A. Mix, H. Munger, John Sutgliff, E Parker, E. L. H. Chamberlan., Wm. Rogers. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.22

A Campmeeting will be held in Brooklyn, Ct. commencing the 20th of Aug. next, and continue over the Sabbath. We give this early notice that other meetings of a similar kind may not be appointed at the same time. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.23

Yours in the Advent faith,
Thomas Huntington,
Thomas Farnum,
Wm. Wheeler,
Brooklyn, Ct. June 17, 1844.
HST July 10, 1844, page 184.24

Advent Conference, will commence at Hamilton, Canada West, at the Tabernacle, July 16, to continue over the Sabbath. Lecturers and brethren are most urgently called upon to attend; especially Br. J. V. Himes—they need help. The Cry will please copy. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.25

A Second Advent Conference at Cooperstown, Otsego County, N Y, (64 miles west of Albany) will commence, of time continue, on Tuesday, July 30th, and continue over the succeeding Sabbath. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.26

Also—Second Advent Conference at Esperance, Schoharie county, N Y (26 miles west of Albany) will commence if time continues, on Tuesday, August 6th, to continue over the succeeding Sabbath. It is hoped these conferences will result in extensive usefulness; to this end lectures will be given during the Conferences (evenings until Sunday,) in such adjoining places as may be deemed expedient. The Advent friends in the vicinity of these Conferences, as well as the undersigned, particularly request the attendance and labors of those Advent lectures who may find it their duty to be present. And all other friends of the Advent cause, and indeed all who are willing to give heed to the sure word of prophecy on the subject of the coming and kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, are respectfully invited to attend. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.27

H. H. Gross of Albany, HST July 10, 1844, page 184.28

Wm. Ingmire, of Cooperstown. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.29

Campmeeting in the vicinity of Albany and Troy, N. Y. The committee have decided to hold the campmeeting proposed in this vicinity, at Sand Lake, about 10 miles east of Troy and Albany, to commence Tuesday, July 16th, and continue over the Sabbath; the meeting it to be on ground owned by Henry Moul; the place where the Methodists hold their camp-meeting annually. Arrangements will be made for board, by the day or week, on reasonable terms, for those who may desire it. All who come from neighboring towns had better provide themselves with tents, provisions, etc; and the tents erected the day previous to the meeting. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.30

Those who may arrive in Troy by any public conveyance, will please call at the National Temperance House, on the corner of River and Ferry Streets, near the Steamboat Landing, where carriages may be found to convey persons to the camp ground on reasonable terms. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.31

Brethren Miller and Himes will be present, as will be [original illegible] by notices in the Cry of last week. All who are interested in the speedy coming of Christ are invited to attend. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.32

Com.—T. Wrightson, F. Platta, Wm Rowarth, Albany. Wm Harmon Br. Rogers, H Wilbur, West Troy—William Briggs, A. Wager, I Gardner, Troy.—I. G. McMurray, Lansingburg—Br. Vandercook, Waterford—Lewis Mills, Middletown. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.33

Troy, June 29, 1844. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.34

A Campmeeting will be held, if time continue, in Hillsboro’, N. H. on land of G. W. Barns, half a mile east of the road leading from the Upper village to East Washington, to commence on Tuesday, August 20th, and continue over the Sabbath. Brethren Shipman, Bennet, and others, are invited to attend. The brethren who can, are requested to come with tents: and those who wish, can be accommodated with provision for themselves and horses on reasonable terms; those who come by stage to the Upper Village, three miles distant, will find conveyances to the ground. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.35

Com.—F. Wheeler, G. W. Barns, N. Smith. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.36

There will be a Second Advent Campmeeting in Manchester Ct. on ground formerly occupied for that purpose, 9 miles cast of Hartford, commencing Monday, Aug. 19th, to continue to the Saturday following. The sole object of this meeting is to advance vital godliness in the soul. Mid. Cry will please copy. H. MUNGER. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.37



Br. Moses Chandler requests that we give notice that the Franconi (Sugar Hill) campmeeting is given up for the present. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.38

Br. Pearson informs us that Br. Stockmann died on the 25th of June, leaving a wife and three children. Particulars in our next. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.39

Br. Pearson is informed, in reply to his inquiry, that the statement as published in the Christian Herald, is not true. Mr Miller did not say that the Lord might not come for fifty years. He simply stated that his time had expired, but that he should continually look for the Lord till that event, or till his death; even if it should be delayed fifty years; but that he had no expectations that there could be any material delay. We would caution our traders against placing any confidence in any statements respecting the Advent, which the Christian Herald, or any of those papers may make that are so prone to give a false coloring to every thing pertaining to this question. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.40

SECOND ADVENT CARDS, may be had at this Office, 48 in a sett, each card contains a passage of Scripture, with the sentiment of the passage expressed, to which is added an appropriate verse of poetry. They are designed for circulation among children. By N. Hervey 10 cts a sett. HST July 10, 1844, page 184.41

Letters received to July 6, 1844


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