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

July 17, 1844

Vol. VII. No. 24. Boston, Whole No. 168

Joshua V. Himes



NEW SERIES VOL. VII. NO. 24. Boston, Wednesday, July 17, 1844. WHOLE NO. 168. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.1




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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” HST July 17, 1844, page 185.7

Before the circling years began,
Thou blessed One, Most High!
Or ere the stars their courses ran,
Thou fill’dst immensity!
Before the deeps did limit know
Or rose the mountain height,
Before the gushing fountains flow,—
Before the call of light:
In the beginning thou wast there,
And in creation hadst a share.
HST July 17, 1844, page 185.8

For thou, O Lord, the earth didst found—
And, too, the heavens array—
Thy counsels gave the seas a bound
Dividing night and day.
Before the sun, with golden crown,
Or moon, with silver crest,
From their abodes shed blessings down,
Heaven bowed at thy behest!
The Highest speaks—it is thy voice,
And all the sons of God rejoice!
HST July 17, 1844, page 185.9

Let there be light! and there was light!
Straightway the brightness gleamed,
The great decree went forth, obeyed,
Noonday obedient beamed!
Effulgent One! thou the true Light,
With glorious majesty
Thy look dispelled the brooding night,
And still illumes the sky!
At thy command arose the day,
And drakness fledged, then fled away!
HST July 17, 1844, page 185.10

And sweet the heavenly echoes rang
To welcome praise prolong,
When morning stars together sang
Creations earliest song!
But sweeter still will praises ring
When Eden is restored—
When thou shall full redemption bring,
And be on earth adored.
For thou wilt bring thine Israel
To their own land and with them dwell!
HST July 17, 1844, page 185.11

Rochester, July 3rd, 1844. E. C. C. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.12

No Cause for Discouragement


Having been induced, by William Miller and other men of God, to examine, believe and proclaim the Midnight Cry, fully believing the Jewish year, (so called) 1843, would bring us to the close of all the prophetic periods and the consummation of all earthly things, and having frequently, with much assurance and confidence in God’s holy word, affirmed my faith in said doctrine, and now the time being past in which I did expect to see my King and Savior, I frankly confess that I have erred as to chronology, and I have consequently been greatly disappointed, in so much that I have been in heaviness through manifold temptations, but out of them all the Lord, hath delivered me. But notwithstanding my disappointment in the termination of the times appointed of the Father for the glorious appearing of His Son from heaven, still I have no less confidence in my Bible, nor have I any thought of turning infidel. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.13

I believe that I am sustained by common sense, and fortified by almost the whole train of Protestant commentators, such as Mede, the Newtons, Faber, Scott, Keith, Clark, Henry, Gill, and a host of others, who all reckon the days of Daniel and John as the prophetical term for a year. “They all agree that the leading periods of Daniel and John do actually expire about this age of the world.” HST July 17, 1844, page 185.14

I believe that the Lord God did make known unto Daniel his servant the prophet, the time when all earthly thrones should be cast down and broken to pieces, together when the judgment shall be set, the Son of man come in the clouds of heaven, and the kingdom under the whole heaven, be given to the saints, and that the time for the accomplishment of these events was definitely declared to be “unto two thousand and three hundred days, or years.” That the time here appointed will bring us to the the end, the final consummation of all earthly things my soul fully believes. No sophistry here, no spiritualizing. The Lord write truth on every heart. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.15

I do further believe, that the man Gabriel did make Daniel understand the vision. He gave him “seventy weeks,” which were equal to 490 years, and were cut off from the 2300 years, and made sure the vision. The seventy weeks are to be reckoned in their commencement “from the going forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem,” according to the instruction of Gabriel. This commandment went forth “in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.” Now as The seventy weeks commenced here, so must the 2300 years commence at the same time, because the seventy weeks or 490 years were cut off from the 2300 years to make Daniel understand it. Commencing our reckoning, therefore, at the point specified, viz:—457 B. C. according to our chronology, then 1843, A. D. would bring us to the close of the vision. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.16

But says the objector, you have failed in your calculations. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.17

Ans. It is the word of the Lord on which we rely, and that has not failed. On this platform of heaven we rest our all, being assured that at the time appointed the end will be. We now, therefore, wait daily in expectation of our returning Nobleman, in hope that when Christ who is our life shall appear, that we shall appear with him in glory. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.18

As to the time of reckoning, I acknowledge a failure, if the objector will have it so, just so far as our chronology varies from the true time, or the time appointed; and here is the head and front of our offence. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.19

Obj. Well, will you now give it up. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.20

No, never. My heart sickens at the thought. I cannot give up my blessed hope. What, give up and go to sleep when our Lord assures us that he is at the very door, and commands us to know the fact. Nay, rather let us at this important crisis watch so much the more and ever pray, Lord increase our faith. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.21

Go to sleep at the very time our lamps should be burning bright, and we ourselves waiting for the Bridegroom from heaven. God forbid. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.22

Obj. What do you intend to do? HST July 17, 1844, page 185.23

Surely what should a man do but adhere to the faith once delivered to the saints, and wait for the vision. We are not of them that draw back unto perdition, but fully believe the vision is for an appointed time. Relying, therefore, on the word of God. we still wait for the vision, knowing it will not tarry, but will immediately come. Even so, Amen. Come. Lord Jesus. j. hazelton. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.24

Derry, July, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.25

D’Aubigne on the Reformation


The work of D’Aubigne is one of great value. He has accomplished what few historians have accomplished before him—he keeps God and grace before him throughout. He sees God in history—all history—everywhere in history. And he appears to apprehend the design of Providence, in an unusual degree, in every movement. None can read the work without interest. All, too, will be profited by it, that read it. It is a work, as I believe, of rare merit. Perhaps it would not be saying too much, to say, It is the history of the present age. No topic of course can surpass the one he has chosen. The mighty upheaving of the sixteenth century, which resulted in the establishment of the Protestant church, is of itself more absorbing than any other since the establishment of Christianity. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.26

But D’Aubigne has given life to the living picture. Everything is clothed with interest. The picture by consequence will long remain on the mind. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.27

Besides the above remarks, it should be added, that the work is adapted to the present crisis. Convulsive movements are now going on in the churches and out of the churches, in Europe and America. He who wishes to know how to endure well the storm, would do well, exceedingly well, to read D’Aubigne. He who would shun the fate of indecision, let him read D’Aubigne. He who wishes to know how to treat an erring brother, let him read this work. Let him study the character of Luther, Melanethon, Erasmus, Tetzel, Layola, Zuiugle, and he will know whom to follow in the hour of trial. He will perceive, too, that one spirit pervades all society—I mean all ages of a false character; and it is met by another from above. These spirits are in conflict. Men appear to be, and in truth are in some sense, although not exclusively, the agents. Yet God is in the armies of men; the wicked are in them also. None can be too careful on which side they are found, and by what spirit they are moved. We may see errors, too, in good men, and by reading the history of that intensely interesting revelation, we may shun them. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.28

I hope I may be allowed to commend the work to our Sabbath Schools. I would commend it to all who are looking for the immediate coming of Christ. I would commend it also to all who be have that sentiment heretical—an opinion not to be countenanced. Indeed, I wish the work were in the head, nay, heart of every man in America, and in the world. It would do them all good. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.29

G. F. Cox. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.30

Saco, July, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.31

Letter from E. Bellows


Bro. Bliss:—Permit me, through the columns of the Herald, to state, as briefly as possible, the rise and progress of the Second Advent cause in this place. It has ever been interesting and encouraging to the little band here, to learn, through the. Herald, the state of the cause in other places; and I thought a few words in relation to our hopes and conflicts might not be without some interest to those abroad who are looking for the Savior. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.32

The first light upon the subject here received, was given us by Bro. Reed, in the fall of 1842, when some interest was manifested, and many were desirous of giving the subject an investigation. In the winter following, brednen Thayer and Snow delivered a course of lectures in the Free-Will Baptist meeting-house. Brother Snow continued with us a few weeks, and preached the word with power, the result of which was glorious. The church, as a body, was awakened to attend to the midnight cry, and sinners, by scores, thronged the anxious seats. But the excitement soon passed away, and with it the interest of many subsided, both in the church and out. Some in the church lost all their faith in the Lord’s near approach, while others stood on the fence, ready to go the way the popular wind happened to blow. But, bless the Lord, there was a flame kept burning, and which has never been extinguished by all the engines of the devil and wicked men. We have two or three meetings during each week. The Lord has been with us by his spirit, to guide us into all truth, and unite us, heart and hand, to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints; while cold professors, in both churches, and all around us, have had to acknowledge that the Lord was on our side, and with us by his spirit. HST July 17, 1844, page 185.33

Those around us, who have prophesied that when the time Brother Miller fixed upon, as the termination of the prophetic periods, passed by, we should give up our hope in the Savior’s appearing, are proved to be false prophets. They are greatly disappointed in seeing the true believers in the Advent at hand so firmly united and steadfast, patiently waiting for the event. We have much opposition from many in the professed church of Christ—many who say they love the Lord with all their hearts, but who cannot bear a word said in their meetings about his coming. How great that love, which would keep its object at a distance! HST July 17, 1844, page 186.1

There is, at present, more than usual interest manifested among us. Some who have long been in a cold and indifferent state, are being revived and prepared to meet the Lord when he shall appear. May the same spirit of love and union which dwelt in the breasts of the primitive disciples of Christ, continue with us, till we, with him, shall come into the inheritance of the purchased possession. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.2

Yours, in hope,
E. Bellows.
Blackstone, July 3, 1844.

Letter from Brother O. W. Hazen


Dear Brother Himes:—I have been wishing and waiting, for some months past, to hear from the brethren in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This morning my desire was gratified, and I send you this short epistle in answer to the inquiry, “What has become of brother Hazen?” I am yet alive, and looking up, bless God! I have felt, for a year past, very much interested for the brethren in that vicinity. It was there I commenced, in the capacity of a public speaker, feebly to wield the “Sword of the Spirit,” and cry “Behold, He cometh!” My health soon failed me, and I returned to Vermont. I have continued to labor since that time, (when my health would permit) in Vermont and N. H. I have been able to preach and lecture about an hundred times. While toiling and suffering with pain of body, Jesus has been with me, and the hope of soon seeing him has buoyed me up, and I toil on still, knowing that if I patiently suffer with Jesus, and endure to the end, I shall reign with him, and the rest will be glorious. I expected, ere this, to have been in the kingdom; but while the “vision tarries,” I “wait for it.” My faith grows stronger, and my hope brighter. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.3

“My longing heart, my longing heart is there.” HST July 17, 1844, page 186.4

The brethren in this vicinity are still enabled “to give a reason of their hope;” while Satan rages, his kingdom trembles, and his crew are mocking, scoffing, deriding, crying Millerism, delusion, fanaticism heresy, “peace and safety,” “My Lord delayeth his coming,” etc. “But Jesus has been with us, is still with us, and has promised to be with us to the end.” Yours, in the hope of the Gospel. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.5

Hartford, Vt., June 21, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.6

Letter from Brother L. Bullough


Dear Brother Himes:—I should like to say a few words through the columns of your paper, in regard to my present belief relative to the Lord’s coming, as some have thought that I had about given up my faith. It is now about four years since I embraced the Advent doctrine: and I have never felt to regret that I looked for the appearing of my Savior in 1843, for it led me to seek the Lord with all my heart, and to search his word with all diligenoe, to see if these things are so; and although that time has passed by, I have no desire to turn Infidel as some said we should, after ‘43 passed—No. I love the precious word of God better than ever. It is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. I still believe that the word of God teaches us that Christ is near, even at the doors, and, by the help of my dear Lord, I shall continue to look for him until he comes. The apostle says, Hebrews 10th chap., 35, 36, 37: “Cast not away, therefore, your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward, for ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise, for yet a little while, and he that shall come, will come, and will not tarry.” Again: 1 John 2:28—“And now little children, abide in him, that when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” O, may we wait with patience, and have our lamps trimmed and burning, and all ready to meet our Lord, when he shall come. O that men would be wise, and seek the Lord while the door of mercy is open, for soon Christ will leave the mediatorial throne, and then it will be forever too late. O, sinner, fly to Christ, while there is room. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.7

“I’m not ashamed to be despised
By those who ne’er religion prize;
Nor will I prove to Christ untrue,
For all that men can say or do.”
HST July 17, 1844, page 186.8

Yours in love. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.9

Newton, June 12, 1844.

Letter from Brother Stevens


Dear Brother Himes:—I drop you a line, in answer to yours of the 20th, which I received to-day. It would give me pleasure to see you, and to visit the Advent friends in Boston. But I am, for the present, engaged. After my Western wanderings, for a whole year, I felt somewhat excusable for partially retiring, at least for a while. I have, therefore, been pursuing my former, habits here for a few weeks, and endeavoring to sustain the few friends of the good cause in this place. They have felt much neglected, and truly enjoyed the season we have spent together. I have not, however, been left in peace. Importunate calls have been pouring in upon me so thick and fast, that I have consented to take the more open field again next Sabbath I go to N. Y., to spend a season—it is uncertain how long. Providence, I intend, shall be my guide. I write in haste, excuse my brevity. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.10

Believe me, truly yours, HST July 17, 1844, page 186.11

A. A. Stevens. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.12

Yale College, June 24, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.13

Letter from London


Dear Brother Himes:—It is with pleasure we acknowledge the receipt of the third box of books, the expenses on which amount to L9 9s. It does our hearts good to see the spirit of generosity manifested by yourself, and the dear brethren in that quarter. I am thankful to God for what is doing in England through the sound of the Midnight Cry. You will see, by the papers, what is doing in Bristol. The cause is prospering in Nottingham: Brethren Macklenwood and Dealtry are there: London appears the worst place in this country for genuine religion, and of course for the Second Advent. It abounds with vice of every description. But thank God there are a few who are still looking with great interest for the Master’s return. My faith is firm in his speedy coming; daily occurrences in the world strengthen me in the truth of these words, “the second Woe is past, and behold the third Woe cometh quickly.” HST July 17, 1844, page 186.14

Mr. Habershon presents you with a copy of his new work. Brother Barker sends his love to you all, he is strong in faith; he says he cannot see anything in the prophetic periods extending beyond this year 1844. He is doing all he can to spread the truth. Yours in hope of soon seeing the King in his beauty. Elizabeth Lloyd. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.15

21 Parkers Terrace, Nicenger Road, Bonnandsey. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.16

Letter from Bro. T. Cole


Lowell, July 3, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.17

Br. Hale:—I have just returned from the Gilmanton Camp-meeting. It was a glorious gathering of the saints, and all seemed to be full of faith and patience, looking for our King, and waiting his return. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.18

The meeting ended gloriously, all felt that it was good to be there, and I presume that the enemies of the cause felt assured that they must give up all hope of our going back. Onward, and onward, seemed to be the word with all. I never saw greater faith in the great truths of the advent, than at this meeting. I must confess, for one, that I felt myself far behind many of the brethren and sisters, that I met at that meeting, in the faith. I found them more willing to sacrifice and risk on the promise and sure word of prophecy, than many with us. The Lord help us, my dear brethren, to show our faith by our works. The Judge standeth before the door, and oh, how holy, how free from the contaminating influence of this world, ought we to be; how little we should love and care about its riches and honors, how empty will they all appear to that soul when expects any day his Lord and Redeemer. My dear brethren, I awfully fear that thousands in that day will wail and mourn who have even made great professions of faith in his near approach. They have not been willing to start out of Sodom, until they see the fire, it will then be too late. My brethren, Lot left Sodom by faith, Noah entered the ark by faith, we must leave the world by faith. Shall the Son of Man, when he cometh, find faith on the earth? HST July 17, 1844, page 186.19

Timothy Cole. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.20

Philadelphia, Pa


A letter from Br. J. W. Dyre, dated Phil., July 1, says:—The Prot. Methodist preacher, stationed at Kensington, has just avowed his faith in the Advent doctrine, and two-thirds of the church are with him. The excitement is great, and they are turned out without judge or jury. They intend to make a permanent stand in Kensington. The cause was never more successfully onward, than at present.—Though our city congregations are not so large as they were, the mass is evidently more learned than ever. We are comforting one another with the words of His coming. We have a grove meeting on the 4th of July.” HST July 17, 1844, page 186.21

They are much in want of lecturers in Philadelphia and that region. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.22

Waterloo, L. C.—Bro. A. Garlick writes:—“The brethren in this place are still waiting for the consummation of their hopes. They are strong in the faith, that the time is near. We need help Cannot some good brother ‘come over and help us?’ “ HST July 17, 1844, page 186.23

Cannot some brother comply with the above request? Eds. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.24

Lockport, N. Y.—Bro. Elon Galusha writes:—“The band at Lockport are all firm and united. The same is true in Buffalo; and thank God it seems to be so everywhere, with very few exceptions. Every day develope new evidences that the end is approaching. May we all be in the watch-tower. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.25

Letter from I. H. Shipman.—“Dear Bro. Himes—The camp-meeting at Cambridge was one of the best I ever attended. Brn. Miller, Powell, Kimball and others were in attendance. Many backsliders were reclaimed, and a few sinners were converted. About 4,000 were present on the Sabbath; good order prevailed throughout the meeting. I never saw the saints stronger or in better spirits. The last evening of the meeting, the unconverted gathered in a group and sung several hymns, and left the ground in silence. May God have mercy on these precious souls, before it is forever too late. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.26

On Monday morning we formed the parting circle; it was a time of deep feeling; it seemed as though every heart beat in unison; it was one of the most melting heavenly times I ever witnessed. The entire ground, within the tents, was encircled, and weeping and rejoicing went up from every side of the encampment. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.27

North Springfield, July 8th, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.28

Springfield, Ms. Bro. H. Heath writes:—In this place there is a small band of brethren who are rooted and grounded in the blessed doctrine of the Savior’s coming, who meet on the Sabbath and Wednesday evenings to comfort and encourage one another in the faith. Those passing through the place that can stop and scatter seed by the way side, are directed to Bro. Beckwith’s one fourth of a mile north of the Depot. H. Heath. HST July 17, 1844, page 186.29

Renunciation of Millerism.—Rev. G. F. Cox has, in the last Zion’s Herald, renounced his belief in Millerism.—Hartford, Ct. Courant. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.1

We are sorry that our good friends of the Courant should be so led away by the error of the wicked as to publish the above; and we are the more sorry because from the credit of that paper for veracity, many may be led to believe it correct. It is true that Brother Cox did publish his confession in Zion’s Herald, and in the Advent Herald, but renounced nothing. He confessed what we all confess, but he is still with us in every thing for which we contend; and he is still one of our correspondents, as an article in this paper will show. Will the Courant please correct. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.2

There are a few papers, when they are misled by our opponents, that have the justice to rectify their errors, as the following will show. Their number is, however, small. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.3

The Midnight Cry is no longer published.—N. Y. Sun of June 1st. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.4

It appears we were in error in announcing the death of the Midnight Cry. That paper is still published.—N. Y. Sun of June 3d. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.5

Father Miller, at the Tabernacle in Boston, on Tuesday night, said he had made a great mistake about the end of the world. The time has now gone by, and he must confess he knew nothing about it.—N. Y. Tribune of June 6th, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.6

End of the World.—We have had our attention called to the “Address” of the Second Advent Conference recently held in Boston, by which it appears that the statement attributed to Father Miller, that he had given up waiting for the end of the World, is incorrect. The Address says:—The events in the history of the world and the signs of the times all assures us that the end is near. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.7

The prophetic periods, as we have understood them from the first, bring us to the same results. Indeed we have felt, for more than a year past, that their termination might be expected at any time; and although there may appear to be a delay of the events which are then to come, we are confident that our views of these periods are based upon data and interpretations which no man has been able to overthrow. It is true we have been called to wait beyond the definite time at which it was supposed there was reason to expect the end would come! But we believe as fully as ever, that these periods express the time of that event, that at the time appointed the end shall be, and that it cannot be far distant in the future.—N. Y. Tribune of June 10th, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.8

Rumor states that Elder Rollins has publicly denounced—Miller and all his humbugery—The Brunswicker, June 27th, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.9

Not so.—In our last we stated that rumor said that Elder Rollins had publicly denounced (renounced) Miller and all his humbugery, since which Mr. Rollins has called upon the publisher and informed him that the statement was incorrect, and requested that it should be rectified, which we most fully comply with.—The Brunswicker, July 4th, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.10

This list might be greatly extended. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.11

Prospect of the World’s Conversion


This extract is from a letter from Dr. Hawes, of Hartford, Ct., which we copy from the N. Y. Evangelist. Dr. Hawes has been travelling in Syria, and finds but little evidence of the world’s immediate conversion. With such facts, and the word of God staring us in the face, who cannot see the hopelessness of such expectations: HST July 17, 1844, page 187.12

“I have seemed to myself in the midst of paradise, and could hardly think it possible that the people could be otherwise than happy. But on turning to view the moral and social aspect of things, I have again and again been overwhelmed by the dark and gloomy contrast. The people are poor, ignorant, degraded and miserable beyond what I had before supposed possible. Family and domestic comforts are unknown: children ragged, dirty, neglected;—houses and villages in ruins; plains and valleys of exuberant fertility are lying waste and barren.—Crowds of beggars are througing on every side, and degradation and misery are everywhere visible. Such, especially, is the state of things in Syria and Palestine, where I have last travelled. In a rich and fertile region beyond the Jordan, 466 villages have been found in ruins, and nowhere, as I passed from Mount Lebanon through Gallilee and Samaria to Jerusalem, did I witness one single mark of progress, or improvement in anything; but everywhere the most affecting signs of decay and hastening ruin. The cause of all this, I said, is sin—is departure from God, and neglect and abuse of his visitation. Nothing else, I felt sure, would sink the people so low, or make them so miserable; and nothing, I am sure, but a return to God and duty, through the blessed influence of the gospel of his Son, can bring intelligence and happiness to the people, or save [original illegible] everlasting. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.13

I have a deeper impression than ever of the great difficulty of introducing the gospel in its purity and power among the people of these lands. They are shielded by many corrupt forms of Christianity.—They are held under the power of superstition and ignorance by a corrupt and selfish priesthood; are ground down to the earth by oppressive governments; are disheartened, broken-spirited, and, to a deplorable extent, are led captive by the devil, who as a strong man armed holds them in quiet subjection to his will. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.14

The people are furnished with numerous substistutes for the pure gospel; are riveted to dead forms; believe themselves to belong to the only true church, and heirs of salvation, because they are baptized, or have been on a pilgrimage, or have done some work of supposed merit. At the recent celebration of Easter in Jerusalem, it is supposed there were 5000 pilgrims present, from different and distant parts of the world. All are seeking salvation in a way in which it is not to be found, and resting perfectly satisfied with their state and prospects; often having gone through the prescribed forms and ceremonies, washed in the Jordan, and visited the various holy places around Jerusalem.” HST July 17, 1844, page 187.15

Letter from Bro. Turner


Dear Bro. Hale.—I wish to say to my Advent brethren and sisters, that I have recently followed my Savior into the water. Notwithstanding my former views, having been a Methodist Preacher, and although I had supposed I had been baptised by pouring, I have been led to examine myself critically, and also the law and the testimony; and feeling sensible, that to be ready for the coming of my Lord, I must stand, having my loins girt with truth, I have taken my cross and followed Jesus.—On examination, I remember that my early impressions were, that to be buried was baptism, and I am now satisfied as to the Bible mode, and while declaring my convictions of duty, the Lord abundantly blessed my soul. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.16

The opposition in this state is now most powerful; since our opponents have failed in all their prophecyings, they resort, in many instances, to the vilest misrepresentation, with a view to injure the cause and its advocates. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.17

It is now reported, both by ministers and church members, in all these regions, that I was ordained at Boston by those men who had never been themselves ordained, and, therefore, I have no right to administer the ordinances. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.18

Now, as these reports are injuring the cause of truth, will you just correct them by stating the facts in the Herald, as they occurred in your city. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.19

We would say, for the information of those interested, that the ordination of Bro. Turner took place in this city, in the Scriptural form: “With the laying on of the hands of the Presbytery.” 1 Timothy 4:14. Eds. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.20

Alexander Campbell, in the Harbinger, after copying from us a long article on church feasting, without giving us any credit, says:— HST July 17, 1844, page 187.21

Let our brethren that fear the Lord, and understand the spirit of this present age, avoid luxurious living, both at home and abroad, gay and fantastic apparel, costly furniture, and every species of sensual indulgence. Let them take in their sails; for a storm is coming upon this land, more to be dreaded than the Sirocco or Levanter of more eastern climes. Alas, for the times! when Methodism, and every form of Protestantism, of ancient Puritanism, have so run down to the dead level of all manner of conformity to the world. Splendid churches, rich saloons, well crimsoned pulpits, superb curtains, sublime organs, ‘elegant preachers,’ well read sermons, well feasted hearers, and polite audiences, have gained the day, and triumphed over reason, conscience, the law, and the gospel. A. C. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.22

Another article in a late number of the Harbinger, which is spoken of by the editor, as indicative of more than usual attainments in their present state of the Christian world, in contrast with the primitive church, was credited to “The Bible Student and Family Monitor.” It was, however, quoted in connection with some four columns of other matter, by the “Student,” from this paper, without credit. “The Herald of the Future Age,” is also credited by the Christian Journal, from an article which was copied by the “Age,” from this paper, without credit. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.23

Popery.—A Woman sentenced to Death for embracing Protestantism!—It will be seen by the following article from an English paper, (the London Witness) that in Madeira, a woman, the mother of seven children, has been sentenced to death for embracing the Protestant faith:— HST July 17, 1844, page 187.24

“On Tuesday last a meeting of the town council of Edinburgh was held in the council hall, the Lord Provost in the chair. After some routine business had been transacted, Mr. Macfarlan, a councillor, called the attention of the council to the case of a woman named Maria Joaquina, who had been sentenced to death in the Island of Madeira, for denying the worship of the Virgin, and the doctrine of transubstantiation; and moved that the council transmit a memorial to Lord Aberdeen, Secretary for Foreign Affairs, on the subject. Mr. James Duncan (who had resided for some time in Madeira) seconded the motion, which was unanimously agreed to. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.25

The council at the same time directed copies to be sent to Lord Howard de Walden, our ambassador at the Court of Portugal, and to Mr. Stoddard, the British consul at Funchal, in Madeira. The poor victim in this case, Maria Joaquina, wife of Manuel Alves, is the mother of seven children, of which the youngest was an infant at the breast when she was cast into prison. Of the various counts in her indictment, all relating, not to conduct, but to belief, two only have been established. It was sworn against her by one witness, that he had heard her say the Host is bread; and it was attested by several witnesses that she had said the Holy Scriptures forbid the worship of images. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.26

And for these heresies—identically the old truths for which so many suffered death in our own country during the minority of one Mary, and in the sister kingdom during the bloody reign of another—this poor woman was sentenced, on the 2nd day of May, after her long imprisonment in a noisome dungeon, to die on a scaffold.” HST July 17, 1844, page 187.27

Infidels.—It is not in general the want of evidence, but the want of virtue, that makes men infidels; let them cease to be wicked, and they will soon cease to be unbelievers. “It is with the heart,” says St. Paul, (not with the head) “that man believeth unto righteousness.” Correct the heart, and all will go right. Unless the soil is good, all the seed you cast upon it will be wasted in vain. In the parable of the sower, we find that the only seed which came to perfection, was that which fell on good ground, or an honest and a good heart. This is the first and most essential requisite to belief. Unbelievers complain of the mysteries of revelation, but we have the highest authority for saying that, in general, the only mystery which prevents them from receiving it, is the mystery of iniquity. HST July 17, 1844, page 187.28

Advent Herald & Reporter

No Authorcode

“The Lord is at Hand.”

BOSTON, JULY 17, 1844.



I.—The word of God teaches that this earth is to be regenerated; in the restitution of all thing, and restored to its Eden state as it came from the hand of its Maker be fore the full, and is to be the abode of the righteous in their resurrection state. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.1

II.—The only Millenium justified in the word of God, is the 1000 years which are to intervene between the first and second resurrections, as brought to view in the 20th of Revelations. And the various portions of Scripture which are adduced as evidence of such a period in time, are to have their fulfilment only in the New Earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.2

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 17, 1844, page 188.3

IV.—The signs which were to precede the coming of our Savior, have all been given; and the prophecies have all been fulfilled but those which relate to the coming of Christ, the end of this world, and the restitution of all things. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.4

V.—There are none of the prophetic periods, as we understand them, extending beyond the [Jewish] year 1843. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.5

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 17, 1844, page 188.6

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 comnencement 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 2500 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. 308. Reckoning from those several dates, the respective periods can extend only to about the Jewish Year 1843. This being ended, our published time it now past; but as we can find no new dates for the events from which we have reckoned those periods, we cannot extend them beyond the time specified, which has been our only time; and yet our faith is as strong as ever, that at the end of those periods the Lord will surely come; while we can only wait for his coming such time as human chronology may have varied from the exact time,—continually looking for, and momentarily expecting his appearing. This we do in accordance with Habakkuk 2:3,—“For the vision is yet for an appointed time but at the end” [of the prophetic periods] “it shall speak and not lie; though it tarry,” [beyond their apparent termination] “wait for it; because” [when they are fulfilled] “it will surely come, it will not tarry,“ HST July 17, 1844, page 188.7

The Retrospect—State of things


Having travelled among the brethren extensively since the close of the Jewish year, 1843, and attended many Conferences and several Camp-meetings, we wish to give a few facts relating to the state of the Advent cause. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.8

I. The position taken, as to the prophetic periods. They generally hold that our principles of interpretation are correct. If there is any mistake it is only such as all chronologers and historians alike have fallen into, and which can be only a short time, “a little while,” during which we are to “wait,” while the vision tarries to be “tried,” and fitted for the Kingdom. And at the true termination of the prophetic periods, they expect the Advent, and revelation of the Kingdom of God. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.9

II. Their faith, and confidence in the coming of the Lord. I have never witnessed a stronger, or more active faith. Indeed, the faith and confidence of the brethren in the prophetic word was never stronger. I find few, if any who ever believed on Bible evidence, that are at all shaken in the faith; while others are embracing our views. The hope and the theme of the glorious Advent is becoming more heart cheering every day. It now, more than ever, has all the interest of an eternal reality. They will hold on, till that hope is realized by the coming of its glorious Author. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.10

III. Their practice, and general course as to the business of the world. On this subject there is some difference of opinion. Some few abandoned their general routine of business performing only so much labor as was necessary for their present wants, and devoting the rest of their time to duties of philanthrophy and religion. Others have continued in their usual employments, curtailing only so much as not to have “the heart overcharged with surfeiting and cares of this life.” All have acted for themselves, in the fear of God, in these matters. As a general thing, I have found the Advent believers, consistent, and devoted, “fervent in spirit serving the Lord. That there are some exceptions we do not doubt. Some with us, as among all other classes of professed Christians are indiscreet, and in some cases extravagant. This the faithful and judicious have to bear as a burden and reproach. But no fair, or candid mind will condemn the good with the evil. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.11

IV. Doctrine of HolinessIts perversion. The Advent doctrine has had a tendency to awaken the conscience, and lead its real believers to seek the highest state of Christian holiness, as a preparation for the advent. Mr. Miller preached the advent doctrine with the most close and strong appeals to the heart,—the tendency of which was to lead to a life of holiness. He does not hold to a second work, called by some sanctification; but to the regeneration of the heart, and then the practice of all christian duties, which perfect the faith in a life of entire consecration, which embraces all that others call a work of sanctification. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.12

Some have taken the Methodist view of sanctification, and yet another class, the Oberlin view.—These views, as held by either class, and carried out in a holy state of the affections, and the life, have been instrumental in preparing souls for the kingdom of God. This doctrine held and illustrated by Brn. Fitch, Brown, Cox, Eastman, and others, has had a salutary influence. But we find, in several parts of the country, another view, a perversion of this holy doctrine. A view that has led to “spiritual pride,” “self-exaltation,” “vainly puffing” up unsanctified human nature, bringing forth the fruits of selfishness, division, confusion and every evil work. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.13

The germ of this mischief is brought to view in the following extract from a communication received from one, who for a time appeared to be with us, though his present position is extremely doubtful, and who is well known in this vicinity to have been a principal instrument in encouraging these fanatical transactions, under the profession of superior holiness. He says: “With this superior illumination, aided by their past experience, it is not difficult for them to determine, to their own satisfaction, in view of what they may see and hear, who are and who are not New Testament Christians; for they have been clearly taught of the Holy Ghost, in connexion with the Swerd of the Spirit, which is the word of God, what are and what are not genuine developements of a heart altogether right with God, in which is no guile. They have now, also, no need that other Christians should tell them what is, and what is not their duty, in any case.” HST July 17, 1844, page 188.14

Again: “And if any one in the community of such Christians, who has not this experience, regards himself as authorized to guide or direct the course of others, in any respect, there will almost unavoidably be a continual clashing, if not an open rupture,” etc. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.15

Again: He speaks of “indescribable yearnings of solicitude, which suddenly prostrates them on the floor or ground, or nerves them to some peculiar bodily exercises, and to the performance of some peculiar duties and prompts for them inexpressible groans of agony,” as the “making up in their flesh, that which is behind of the sufferings of Christ, for his body’s sake” (!!!) HST July 17, 1844, page 188.16

In consequence of receiving, and giving way to the above views and impression, some persons in the vicinity of Boston, also in Connecticut, and elsewhere have gone into excesses, and various ridiculous airs and movements, which violate both the precept and spirit of Christianity. I am happy to find that this spirit has not spread far thorough the country, and that the originators, who, for a time, had all the outward marks of sincerity and piety, have now exposed themselves and their principles, to the rebuke of all who understand their movements. The eyes of the friends of the cause are now open, and we have nothing to fear on this account. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.17

The following admonition of our Saviour commends itself, especially at this crisis, to all who are looking for their Lord:— HST July 17, 1844, page 188.18

“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.19

“Watch ye, therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” J. V. HIMES. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.20

Boston, July 11, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.21

Men are Prone to Error


In every great and good cause there have always been found those, who would fain abandon the great question at issue, that they might draw away disciples after them—men whom God never fitted for the position to which they aspire—who as the apostle says, desire to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm. This was the case not only in the Jewish and primitive Christian church, but in every great movement of the church since. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.22

When God had given the law to Israel amid all the thunders of Sinai, it required an absence of Moses in the mount of but forty days, for the whole nation to relapse into idolatry. At the request of the people Aaron was ready to make a golden calf which they worshipped as the god that led them out of Egypt. After Israel had been about two years in the wilderness, Korah and his company, two hundred and fifty princes of the people rebelled against the Lord; “and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them; wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord?” So they all perished. And thus Israel continued to be afflicted by those who would turn away their ears from the truth. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.23

Under the Christian dispensation, one of the twelve was found base enough to betray his Lord; and while Peter with oaths and curses denied him, the rest forsook him and fled. And when the Holy Spirit had been poured upon the church, we find Ananias, with Sapphira his wife lying unto God; Simon Magus endeavoring to purchase the gift of the Holy Ghost with money; and also “certain vagabonds of the Jews, exorcists, taking upon them to call over them which had evil spirits, the name of the Lord Jesus,” that they too might work miracles. Again the apostle informs us how false brethren were brought in unawares, “who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage, to whom we gave place by subjection no not for an hour;” “for,” he says, “they who seemed to be somewhat, in conference added nothing to me.” Others of the early church dissembled. so that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation, and Paul withstood Peter to his face, because he was to be blamed. Again we find Hymeneus and Alexander making shipwreck of the faith, whom the apostle delivered unto Satan that they might learn not to blaspheme; Hymeneus and Philetus we find teaching that the resurrection was past already, which overthrew the faith of some; and phigellus and Hermogenes with all Asia turning away from the Apostles doctrines; while Alexander the coppersmith did him much evil, and greatly withstood his words; so that at Paul’s first answer, no man stood with him, but all men forsook him. Demas also forsook him, having loved this present evil world. There was Diotrephes also “who loved to have the pre-eminenee,” and received not the apostles; and John said, he would remember “his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words, and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. There was also the sect of the Nicolaitanes whose deeds God hated. HST July 17, 1844, page 188.24

Paul informs us that he had to contend with many gainsayers and “unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision, whose mouths,” he says, “must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.” HST July 17, 1844, page 189.1

Now all those things were written for our admonition, and for ensamples unto us, upon whom the ends of the world have come, that we may be steadfast in the faith, and “be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the slight of men and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.” HST July 17, 1844, page 189.2

In the reformation, and in the days of Fletcher and Whitefield, and in every time of special religious interest, the same spirits have manifested themselves as though they had been called in myriads from the vasty deep, to oppose, to distract and to defeat the expected good, by a mixture of error. We therefore need not be at all surprised at having to contend with the same elements in the glorious Advent cause. The devil is too jealous of his interests not to watch with an eagle’s eye, a cause like this; and no means will he leave unused to prevent men from listening to this truth. His object is to drive men to extremes,—bigotry on the one hand, and anarchy and fanaticism on the other. He will fill some with a spirit of bitterness and denunciation that they may denounce and turn away those from the truth, who might otherwise listen to it. Others he will tempt to weak and foolish interpretations of scripture, that all the advent teachings may be dispised. Some will be prompted to new and strange, and startling exercises, and heresies, and errors, that all may be condemned; while others will seek openly or covently to turn away the minds of men from the great question of the advent at the door, to their own narrow and bigoted and sectarian views, that the coming of the Lord may be forgotten. And all these will fain to believe that God has raised them up to guide the advent ark. “Of this sort” says the apostle, “are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly ahall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.” HST July 17, 1844, page 189.3

In the hour of temptation, all those who are loving the Lord’s appearing in sincerity, have need of continual watchfulness, that no man turn them aside after fables, and that no man take their crown. To the law and the testimony let every appeal be made; on the word of God let us be steadfastly fixed, and should the rains descend, and the floods come, and the winds blow, and beat upon the house, it will not fall: for it will be founded on a rock. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.4

Acts 20:29.—For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.5

Statement and Protest


Of Advent believers in Watertown, Ms. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.6

It is known to our friends and the public generally around us, that the believers in the Second Advent of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at hand, set up a meeting by themselves in this village about a year since; and although we belonged to different sects, and differed in our opinions on other points, there was a general agreement in these particulars:—1. That the renewed earth is to be the final inheritance of the people of God. 2. That the Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to Hebrews 1:10-12; 12:25-28, and Revelation 20:11; 21:5, is to “change” the heavens and the earth which are now, and “make all things new,” is to reign over the new earth, and be personally present with his saints forever and ever. 3. That this change is to take place at the second coming of our Lord, when all who are his, whether they sleep in the dust of the earth, or may be alive and remain unto his coming, will be changed from a state of mortality to immortality, and become equal to the angels; and that the wicked, who are then alive, will be destroyed out of the earth. 4. That all the prophecies which unfold the time when this new state of things is to be ushered in, by specifying the signs which should indicate the coming of the Lord to be near, or by connecting his coming with the prophetic history of the world, have all been fulfilled, so that we have nothing now to look for, according to these prophecies, but the coming of the Lord; and, 5, That the prophetic periods which make known the chronology of this great event, terminate “about the year 1843.” HST July 17, 1844, page 189.7

In the belief and promulgation of these views of the above Scriptural questions, we were united and prosperous until a few individuals 12 came among us from abroad, who made pretensions to the possession of superior light to that derived from the word of God, whose devotions were characterized by strange, disgusting, and indecent “exercises,” which they ascribed to the “power of God,” while all who could not approve them were denounced as blind, spiritually dead, and exposed to hell. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.8

And as some of our number saw fit to receive these persons as the servants of God, and to countenance their proceedings, while the principal part of the Advent believers could not approve them, as they could give no reason from the word of God for their opinions and practices still, as we were unacquainted with these workings of Satan, though the history of the church shows that they have characterized every remarkable movement of Providence in past ages, we now see that we did not oppose them with the promptness and decision which the case demanded. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.9

The result has been, our peace and Christian harmony have been disturbed—the efforts which should have been directed to the good of our fellowmen generally, have been turned against one another, (for it was deemed of more importance that Christians should be converted to the silly whims of these “praters” about questions that are of no profit, than that men should be converted to the truth as it is in Jesus,) the weak who should have been nourished and strengthened, have been stumbled and trampled upon by these harsh and cruel enemies of the flock, the cause of God has been disgraced, the kindness of Christian hospitality has been returned with outrage and insult, and the peace of the community has been unnecessarily and unrighteously broken while evil and only evil has been the result of their agency. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.10

We therefore, as Adventists, protest that the opinions of these persons above referred to, in reference to the working of miracles—the attainment of resurrection bodies, before death is swallowed up in victory—the relation of those whom God has made “one flesh” by the holy institution of marriage—the gift of intuitive discernment of spirits, etc., etc., are no part of the Advent faith; and for the most part are directly opposed to the word of God, while in one case at least, they are condemned as “doctrines of devils.” 1 Timothy 4:1-3. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.11

We can have no sympathy with their opinions, their spirit or practices. And though we are grieved that any of our former number should still adhere to, and sustain them, however sincere they may be, we believe they are deceived, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.12

We have, therefore, resolved to seperate ourselves from all who walk thus disorderly and unscripturally, and so contrary to the views of all intelligent and consistent Adventists, according to the command of the apostle: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them:” We can hold no fellowship with them in these things. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.13

But while we take this course which duty requires, and speak what we believe to be the truth, we do not wish to injure any person. We have repeatedly proposed a separation. We have offered to let them take our place of worship and consented to meet by ourselves; we have offered to take it entirely ourselves if they would leave, but they have refused all these offers. 13 We are therefore, compelled to take this course or be partakers of other men’s sins, by allowing the truth of God to be blasphemed on their account. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.14

We wish to be prepared to give up our account to him who is ready to judge the quick and dead; and we must clear ourselves from all things which are contrary to the requirements of his word. If there may be no more than eight souls—the number saved in the ark, or even two—the number that entered the land of Canaan of those who came out of Egypt, we wish to know who they are, that we may comfort one another as we travel on the remainder of our pilgrimage, exhorting one another, and so much the more as we see the day approaching. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.15

Our views as Adventists remain unchanged. Though the exact time specified by Mr. Miller, in which be supposed the prophetic periods terminated, has past, still we are confident that these periods express the time when the end of all things is to come, and that the apparent delay is only the result of the inaccuracy of historians and chronologers, in reckoning the time from the events at which these periods commenced, and as that inaccuracy cannot amount to any considerable period, we are confident the end must be near. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.16

And while we feel unspeakably anxious that our friends and fellow men should seriously consider these things, we do play that they may not be ensnared in this common device of the devil, that of rejecting the truth on account of the faults of its professed friends. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.17

As we would not have any man believe the truth simply because we believe, so we entreat them not to reject it because some of its professed disciples have given occasion to speak evil of it. The truth is as important as ever, and its claims should be considered independent of any such questions. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.18

Our earnest prayer is that we ourselves, and our fellow men, may be prepared for the hastening judgment. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.19

Watertown, July 7, 44. MARTHA F. HORN.
HST July 17, 1844, page 189.20

The “Wiles of the Devil” are various, and we cannot always know on which side to find him. Sometimes he stands arrayed against the doctrine of the Advent as its most bitter enemy. But if he finds that, a less favorable position to injure the cause, he is ready to turn Adventist, and modestly asks that the helm be committed to his care. Bitter enemies do not always make the staunchest friends. Says the apostle, Ephesians 6:11-12. “Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” HST July 17, 1844, page 189.21

Error, always shuns the light; truth, never. Error fears to stand by the side of truth, lest its naked deformity shall be seen. Truth courts investigation, and challenges comparison with an erroneous views, knowing it will suffer nothing by such comparison. While the truth wishes to be presented side by side with the opposite error, that impartial minds may decide its merits; error shrinks from such scrutiny, as embarrassing and unjust restrictions. HST July 17, 1844, page 189.22



Our meeting at Gilmanton, N. H., was indeed a feast to the saints, who gathered together to spend a week in tents to contemplate the “promise made to the fathers,” and to examine our title to the heirship, with them, of the “same promises.” Retired from the busy scenes of the world, and the splendor of a worldly and popular worship, we sought and found Him who is to be “worshipped in spirit and in truth,” to be very precious to our souls. Though the multitude was made up of those who were recently of almost all sects and creeds, we found ourselves united in “one faith,” and in one “blessed hope.” The bond of union was not artificial, but natural—arising out of our unity of faith and hope, which take hold on heaven, and consequently is of heavenly origin. We felt it to be so. Nothing else could unite and cement us, (with all our varying views on minor matters) in such heavenly bonds of peace and love. In this time of trial, while our minds are struggling for higher attainments, and for all practical truth, there is, of necessity, a difference of opinion in relation to faith and duty;—and, seeing the “Judge at the door,” we all wish to act promptly and faithfully in what we regard of high practical moment. Yet, on these imperative duties, we have different views, which make it the more difficult to keep the unity of action, as well as faith. Yet, in the mighty struggling of the elements, in reference to the present truth and present duty, God has kept us in indissoluble bonds. Our most earnest prayer goes up daily to Him who died for us, that he may thus keep us till the end. HST July 17, 1844, page 190.1

Our meeting was held on the old ground, where the brethren met two years since, near the residence of Elder Clark, in Upper Gilmanton. It is an excellent place, in most respects, for a Camp Meeting. The society is good, (and with the exception of a few irresponsible persons, from the neighboring villages, who amused us a little,) we were received in a most christian and hospitable manner. We cannot, in justice, omit to say, that our special gratitude is due to our venerable father in the Gospel, Elder Peter Clark, and his family, for their unremitting attention to us during the meeting. He is now in the forty-fifth year of his ministry,—is in good health,—his mind is vigorous and active, and his faith is clear and strong in the speedy coming of the Lord. May he live to see the Second Advent, as good old “Simeon” did the first. HST July 17, 1844, page 190.2

Lectures were given on appropriate subjects, by Brn. Jones, Cole, Eastman, Simpson, Churchill, and others. They seemed to speak from the heart. God was with them. The saints were refreshed, and “built up in the faith.” There were nine large tents on the ground, in which prayer meetings were held during the intermission of service at the stand. These were powerful. God’s presence was manifested, and the “feeble became as David, and the strong as an angel of the Lord.” Many were blessed with a full salvation. There was but little impression made upon the wicked for their salvation. The word took hold of them, but seemed not to melt or break the heart as in former times. “The wicked are doing wickedly” at this time, under the strongest moral restraints; while “the righteous are holding on their way, and he that hath clean hands is growing stronger and stronger.” HST July 17, 1844, page 190.3

The brethren in this section of the country, are stronger in the faith of the speedy advent than ever. I have not seen so great faith, no, not in Israel. They seem to feel a deep consciousness that we are now living in the “little while;” Hebrews 10:37—and the “quickly;” Revelation 11:14—and the “waiting time” of Hebrews 2:1, 4—and the “day,” Hebrews 10:25—and are endeavoring to live out this faith, as consistent believers. Some of them, who have, in times past, been buried up in the world, have determined to perform no more labor than is necessary for their good and their ordinary wants; determined not to be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon them unawares; Luke 21:34, 36. They have not left all labor, nor become loafers and “busy bodies” working not at all, (2 Thessalonians 3:10, 12,) but are diligent in all necessary duties, “fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.” HST July 17, 1844, page 190.4

That some have taken an extreme ground, we do not deny; but that many have taken the extreme ground of the worldling, in relation to the affairs of this life, we cannot deny. As a general thing, the medium course is taken, and the consistent and devout, who are waiting for the consolation of Israel, are ready and waiting for their Lord, when he shall return from the wedding, and will, no doubt, open to him “immediately.” HST July 17, 1844, page 190.5

Our meeting continued one week from June 25th, and will be numbered among the most profitable and interesting of our feasts of Tabernacles on the earth, under the curse. But another feast awaits the faithful. It is all ready, and soon, very soon, we shall be called to participate. Are we ready? HST July 17, 1844, page 190.6

To-day we commence our Conference in this place, (East Randolph.) It is the 4th of July—memorable for the declaration of the independence of this nation from the British yoke. We shall celebrate it; but not with guns, and trumpets, and drums, or empty parade, and hypocritical pretence, but in contemplating the promise of God, relating to the final independence and triumph of God’s people over the powers of earth and hell; the deliverance of the “groaning creation from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” Then we shall sing of eternal freedom. HST July 17, 1844, page 190.7

Daughter of Zion! awake from thy sadness,
Awake, for thy foes shall oppress thee no more;
Bright o’er thy hills dawns the day star of gladness;
Arise, for the night of thy sorrows is o’er.
HST July 17, 1844, page 190.8

Strong were thy foes; but the arm that subdued them,
And scattered their legions, was mightier far;
They fled like the chaff from the scourge that pursued them;
How vain were their steeds and their chariots of war.
HST July 17, 1844, page 190.9

Daughter of Zion! the power that hath saved thee,
Extolled with the harp and the timbrel shall be;
Shout! for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee,
The oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free.
HST July 17, 1844, page 190.10

J. V. Himes. HST July 17, 1844, page 190.11

East Randolph, July 4, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 190.12

The Apostacy of the Church


No candid person can fail to see that, in the principles of interpretation advanced by our opponents against the doctrine of the Advent, the most prominent and conspicuous among them have taken the same arguments which have been heretofore used by Universalists and errorists of various schools. This startling fact has stood out prominently in the writings of those who stand high in the confidence of their various denominations, and in the leading organs of the different sects. Now these men and those presses speak for, and are sustained in their views by the different sects, or they are not. If they are not, it devolves upon those who dissent from them to protest in tones of thunder against such perversions, of the word of God; and wash their hands from the apostacy of the age. But has such a protest been heard? No. A few feeble notes of dissent have been heard in certain quarters; but, as far as the great majority are concerned, there is nothing to show but that the views of Stuart, Chase, and Co., are fully endorsed. And, without some general avowal of dissent, they will be considered as pleading guilty to the charge of sanctioning the views promulgated by those who have presumed to speak for them, and who have been so highly extolled by the religious press. Now those who have thus departed from the simplicity of the gospel, we fully believe are guilty of preaching another gospel. And, says the apostle, Galatians 1:18, “Though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” We therefore dare not go after them or follow them, so long as they do not wash their hands of all fellowship for such etherealizing of the glorious and sublime gromises of God. HST July 17, 1844, page 190.13

We are commanded to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints; to be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; and to beware, lest we also being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from our own steadfastness; and also to turn away from those who have the form of godliness, but deny the power thereof. And when God’s word is set at nought, the command is, “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord God Almighty.” We are commanded to prove what is acceptable unto the Lord; and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. And, says the apostle, “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.” HST July 17, 1844, page 190.14

According to the scriptures, we have reason to believe that the great body of Christendom would in the last days make sad departures from the truth. Says Paul, 2 Timothy 4:2-5, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure affliction, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” And, says Peter 2 Epistle, 2:1-3, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord, that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” HST July 17, 1844, page 190.15

That the prominent ones, who have written against the Advent, have taught as the false prophets prophesied in the days of the true prophets, none can deny. Those false prophets cried peace and safety, deferred to a distant day the predictions of God’s prophets, and could see no evidences of present evil; or they accused the prophets of speaking parables, and claimed their visions had failed. Thus have those taught at this present time, who have denied the doctrine of the Advent. And those who silently acquiesce in such teachings, will be partakers of their doctrines. We therefore call upon the pulpits and presses to speak out on this question, or stand convicted of endorsing the teachings of those who have spoken for them. HST July 17, 1844, page 190.16

The Bible, its own Interpreter


When parables, figures of speech, visions, or symbols, used in the Scriptures, are explained and defined by the Scriptures, those explanations, interpretations, or definitions, are to be received in their literal acceptation. HST July 17, 1844, page 190.17

This rule is one of the most important to be observed, in the study of the word of God; and on it much of the Second Advent faith depends.—If this is a correct rule, it at once, and forever, puts an end to all spiritual and etherial expositions, of that which God has by his spirit expressly defined; and does away with all the unscriptural hopes of the church. Horne, in speaking of the Scriptures, says:— HST July 17, 1844, page 190.18

“The received signification of a word is to be retained. unless weighty and necessary reasons require that it should be abandoned or neglected.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.1

“Where the literal meaning of a word is contrary to common sense, to the context or parallel passages, or to the scope of a passage, it is to be given up.” Intro., pp. 504, 583. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.2

The neology of the church, the transcendentalism, and all the doctrines which have crept into it, the tendency of which are to do away with the personal Advent, the resurrection and future judgement, or to defer those events to the end of 1000 years, are all founded on rules of interpretation which do violence to these. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.3

If, when figures and symbols are used in the Scriptures, and are defined by the Scriptures, we reject the literal import of such explanation, we have no more any umpire, or dictionary of terms, to which we can appeal; then, each must be governed by their own fancy. And if, where God has defined his word, we can reject his exposition in one instance, we can in all. If we make the explanations of symbols symbolical also, we lose the very object for which those explanations were given. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.4

The object of this article is to point out a few cases in the Scriptures where God has himself defined his own word, and from which we are not at liberty to depart. The symbols, or figures defined, are printed in italics. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.5

Ezekial chapter 37:11.: “These bones are the whole house of Israel.” Daniel 2:38: “Thou [Nebuchadnezzar] art this head of gold.”—7:17: “These great beasts, which are four, are four kings which shall arise out of the earth.” 23 v. “The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon the earth.” 24 v. “And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise.” 8:20: “The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.6

21—22. vs., “The rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. Now that being broken, whereas tour [horns] stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.7

Matthew 13:19: “When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which receiveth seed by the way side.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.8

37—39 vs.: “He that soweth the good seed, is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one. The enemy that sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.9

Romans 2:28: “He is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumsicion is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.10

Galatians 3:29—“If ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs, according to the promise.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.11

Revelation 17:9. “The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman, sitteth.” 12 v.: “The ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet” (when John wrote.) 15. v: “The waters which thou sawest when the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 18. v.: “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city which reigheth over the kings of the earth.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.12

The above are a few of the many instances, where God has expressly defined the symbols which he has given us in his word. In all such instances we have no excuse for departing from the explanations which God has given. Now let these principles be carried out, and the doctrine of a millennium in time, with a thousand other vagaries, by which men hope to defer the day of judgement, a long time in the future, would crumble like a rope of sand before the clear testimony of the word of God. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.13

Distress of Nations


We learn from the Philadelphia, papers that that city is again the sceene of the most-alarming riots, which have resulted in bloodshed and loss of life. Says the correspondent of the New York Tribune:— HST July 17, 1844, page 191.14

“We are in the mids: of a civil war! Riot and anarchy are around us! Death and destruction stare us in the face; and for once we behold the strange anomaly in this country, of an open and regular organized rebellion on the part of a certain faction against the constituted authorities of the law. It is a fearful thing to contemplate, and the heart sickens at the thought of the sacrifice of human life that has so far attended an outbreak which in many points far exceeds in its most dreadful features the Kensington riots, and of the terrible realities we may yet expect to witness.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.15

It seems that the brother of a Catholic priest, by the name of Dunn, applied to the state for arms from the arsenal to defend St. Phillips church in Southwark. The plea was, that an anonymous letter had been received threatening to burn it. This story was very improbable, as any intending to burn the church would have given no notice. It is therefore concluded to have been a plot of the catholics to array the citizens and military of that city against each other. In this diabolical plot they have too well succeeded. When the people found that the Irish were arming for the defence of that church, they became excited, and on Saturday, July 6th, collected around the church in great numbers. The military were called out, and ordered to fire upon the citizens, which they did, killing and wounding numbers of them. This only exasperated the citizens who provided themselves with arms and ammunition. The amount of property destroyed is considerable, besides 13 killed and 50 wounded. The correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune, July 9th/says:— HST July 17, 1844, page 191.16

“At the present moment there is scarcely a house in the immediate vicinity of the battle-ground occupied by Native citizens, but is well prepared for defence, and from which destruction would be poured into the ranks of the military. There is no mistaking the feelings of the populace—they are maddened to an extent that you can little imagine. The Natives, it is now currently reported, have not less than 4000 stand of arms at their service, beside 20 pieces of cannon, and an abundance of ammunition. Even the women are armed, urging bitter retaliation against the military for the wanton and unnecessary destruction of life.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.17

Where this will end we know not. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.18

Death of Joe Smith and his Brother.—The Prophet and his Council surrendered and arrived at Carthage, Ill., the county seat of Hancock; on the 24ult, at midnight. They were there confined in the debtors’ room of the jail, which was guarded by a strong detachment of troops. Subsequently to their surrender, Governor Ford visited Nauvoo, and finding all quiet, left the holy city at five o’clock in the afternoon of the 26th. At about the same time that the Governor left Nauvoo, the Prophet and his brother were killed at Carthage. We copy the following particulars from the Quincy Herald of June 28:— HST July 17, 1844, page 191.19

“A Mormon attempted to rush by the guard for the purpose of forcing his way into the jail. He was opposed by the guard, and fired a pistol at one of the guard, giving him a slight wound. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.20

A general confusion ensued in the crowd around the jail. Joe and his Mormon fellow prisoners, it seems, had provided themselves with pistols, and commenced firing upon the guard within. He then attempted to escape from the window, when a hundred balls entered his body, and he fell a lifeless corpse. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.21

His brother Hiram shared the same fate. Richards, a leading Mormon, was badly wounded.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.22

Outrage in Canada.—The Montreal Courier mentions an outrageous assault made in that city on the night of the 28th ult. Three gentlemen of the highest respectability, as they were proceeding up the main street of the St. Lawrence Suburbs, were assaulted by a party of French Canadians, between 12 and 20 in number, who knocked them down, and kicked them with most savage brutality; they were rescued at last by some persons who came out of the neighboring houses. One gentleman was taken up senseless, and it is feared will lose the sight of one of his eyes; the others were severely cut and bruised from kicks received about the head and face. Not the slightest provocation was given by these gentlemen, who were all perfectly sober. The Courier says, it would be perfectly useless to apply to the authorities, as for want either of means or inclination, they are powerless in the premises. Yet the same paper frequently prates of the horrible state of society in the “adjoining republic!” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.23



The Vicksburg Constitutionalist of Saturday, the 29th ult. says:—The work of devastation, destruction and ruin continues; the water is rising more than one inch every twenty-four hours at this place. On Monday and Tuesday last, nearly one thousand hands were employed on the levee at Miliken’s Bend, about twenty miles above us, a crevasse was checked, and, if permanent, thousands of acres will be saved. The loss of stock, particularly cattle, is truly lamentable. For many days they have been collecting in large numbers on the ridges, near the numerous bayous, where they were enabled to find a little food, those ridges are now generally under water; and a gentleman from Richmond, La. (about twenty miles west of the city) informed us that nearly five hundred cattle could be seen at one view, dead, the water on their last place of refuge being from twelve to twenty four inches deep! and at the same time assured us that the number of cattle lost would not be less than one hundred thousand—in all the submerged country, we cannot possibly form an idea of the extent of the loss. Many, very many planters who have heretofore escaped, and who imagined themselves above an overflow, are now without a single visible acre. This deluge will have a most serious effect on the value of our river lands, and many of our enterprising planters will never again trust their labors to the whims and freaks of the mighty waters.” HST July 17, 1844, page 191.24

Later From Buenos Ayers and Montevideo.—The Swedish brig Linnea, Captain Olpon, arrived Saturday morning from Buenos Ayers, whence she sailed on the 21st May. The Captain informs us that war at Montevideo was raging fiercer than ever; the blockade was still on and provisions very scarce. No beef whatever was to be had in the city or its neighborhood. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.25



Since our last, the arrival of the Great Western brings intelligence to the 22nd ult., but nothing of much importance. We select the following items: HST July 17, 1844, page 191.26



Accounts from the Turkish frontiers of the 1st of June, bring intelligence that the Montemgrins have again committed great excesses against their Turkish neighbors, attacking a caravan of Turkish merchants from the Herzowina, returning from Rajura; they murdered part of the merchants, and carried off all their goods. They sent the heads of the murdered persons as trophies to the Vladika, who, however, immediately sent back the heads, and ordered the goods to be restored. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.27



Letters from Rome, of May 28th, state that the Russian Minister, M. Boutenieff’s, endeavors to arrange the existing differences regarding Church affairs, between the court of St. Petersburgh and that of the Holy See, have hitherto proved unavailing. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.28

Private letters from Bologna, of June 10th, state that a number of individuals implicated in the late disturbances had been secretly transported to Algiera, where they were to be draughted into the army or otherwise disposed of, in virtue of an arrangement made with the French government. HST July 17, 1844, page 191.29

England.—Incendiary fires in the eastern counties continue to be of frequent occurrence. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.1

There are in Ireland 217 parishes without a single Protestant, except the minister. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.2



Died, in this place, June 17th, Sister Mary, wife of Br. C. F. Kitridge, aged 26 years. Sister K. has been interested in the doctrine of the speedy coming of the King of Glory, and has been looking for him for more than a year past, but in the providence of God, she has fallen asleep in Jesus, to awake in his likeness. As she drew near the hour of her dissolution, her faith in the soon coming of her Lord increased, and with it (though naturally timid) her confidence increased, so that she could exhort her friends to prepare for that day that she might hail them blest. Our dear brother is left with two little ones in this dreary world, to sigh for the morning when the earth will cast out her dead. O, may he be preserved blameless. Amen. J. Turner. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.3

South Paris. June 25th, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.4

Died, February 21st, 1844, at the residence of his father in Newhampton, Elder John Dow, of Thornton, N. H., aged 28 years. Brother Dow was converted in April 1838, and was baptised in June following, and united to the first Free Will Baptist church in Newhampton. He by his good life sustained a Christian character till the last. He commenced preaching in 1840. He passed through some severe trials, but his trust was in the Lord, and he found support there. He was ordained pastor of the centre church in Thornton, in June 1843. He has left a wife and one child, to mourn his loss, also an aged father, and numerous other relatives. His loss is deeply felt by them, and by the brethren where he has lived. His prayers and exhortations at our family altars, and in our meetings, have been too affecting to be soon forgotten. Yes, we have shared largely in his sypathies and prayers, but they are done, we shall hear them no more. He was a believer in the near approach o his returning Lord. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.5

Discourse at the funeral by Eld. Samuel Thompson, to a large and solemn congregation. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.6

J. M. S. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.7



An Englishman, under the ordinary size rather gentlemanly in his appearance, about 33 years of age, who visited New York last winter, professing to be an Advent lecturer, and who there called his name James, as he has since in this vicinity, but who was known in Connecticut by the name of Morgan—has acted a very dishonest part here—proved himself a villain and absconded. Our friends in other places are cautioned against him. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.8

Troy, N. Y. June 20, 1844. T. M. Preble. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.9

J. Litch. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.10

To Correspondents.—The letter of G. W. B. is received; the main points have before been presented and replied to, both in the Herald and Cry, and to give it would be but a repetition. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.11

Our view of the seven seals does not differ materially from that of Mr. Miller’s, as given in his published lectures. The sixth seal, we begin with the earthquake of 1745; the sun was darkened, May 19th, 1780, and the moon became as blood the night following. On the night of May 13th, 1833, the stars of heaven fell as a fig tree casteth its untimely figs, when shaken by a mighty wind. The other events in that chapter are future. In the other particulars we adopt Mr. Miller’s view. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.12



Men are naturally prone to run to extremes; and when they would escape from one error, they too often run into its opposite. Truth, however, is usually found in neither extremes, but in the middle ground. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.13

To avoid tyranny, men have run into anarchy; and, to avoid anarchy, have sought security under the wing of tyranny; and so with moral and religious truths, men have sought the same extremes. This has been one great cause of the various and multiplied sects; men have embraced the opposite of great truths, and arrayed themselves against each other, when, had they assumed the plain middle ground, much bitterness might have been spared, and opposite theories harmonised. As a general rule, truth lies in neither extreme. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.14

The “Gospel Standard.”


We have received the first number of this paper, which is devoted to the advocacy of the “personal” reign of Christ on earth,” “Holiness,” “Anti-Slavery,” “Moral Reform,” “Temperance,” and “select items of general intelligence and passing news.” It is edited by [original illegible] jr., and D. Plumb, and is published at Cabotville, Mass. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.15

We acknowledge the receipt, from England, of M. Habershon’s New Work on the Revelations, 2 vols., 12 mo. And also a package of English Advent papers. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.16

Conferences & Campmeetings



July 16—21, Near Arbany, 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 17, 1844, page 192.17

July 24—29, Rochester, N.Y. Campmeeting or Conference, as the brethren may appoint. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.18

July 30 to Aug. 1, Buffalo, N. Y. Conference. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.19

Aug. 3rd and 4th, Toronto, Canada West. Conference. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.20

Aug. 10 and 11, Cleaveland, Ohio. Conference. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.21

Aug. 18, and onward, Cincinnati, Ohio. Conference. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.22

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 17, 1844, page 192.23

J. V. HIMES. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.24

Boston, June 22, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.25

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 17, 1844, page 192.26

Com—W. D. Tuller, H. A. Parsons, A Beldea, C. Bald win, A. Mix, H. Munger, John Sutgliff, E Parker, E.L.H. Chamberlan., Wm. Rogers. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.27

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 17, 1844, page 192.28

Yours in the Advent faith, HST July 17, 1844, page 192.29

Thomas Huntington, HST July 17, 1844, page 192.30

Thomas Farnum, HST July 17, 1844, page 192.31

Wm. Wheeler, HST July 17, 1844, page 192.32

Com. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.33

Brooklyn, Ct. June 17, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.34

A Second Advent Conference at Cooperstown, Otsego County, N Y, (64 miles west of Albany) will commence, if time continue, on Tuesday, July 30th, and continue over the succeeding Sabbath. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.35

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 lecturers 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 17, 1844, page 192.36

H. H. Gross, of Albany, HST July 17, 1844, page 192.37

Wm. Ingmire, of Cooperstown. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.38

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 is 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 17, 1844, page 192.39

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 17, 1844, page 192.40

Brethren Miller and Himes will be present, as will be seen by notices in the Cry of last week. All who are interested in the speedy coming of Christ are invited to attend. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.41

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 17, 1844, page 192.42

Troy, June 29, 1844. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.43

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 17, 1844, page 192.44

Com—F. Wheeler, G. W. Barns, N. Smith. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.45

There will be a Second Advent Campmeeting in Manchester Ct. on ground formerly occupied for that purpose, 9 miles east 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 17, 1844, page 192.46

This meeting is to be on Cheney Place, so called; and is 25 miles from Springfield. Br. M. informs us that a committee of 11 have been appointed, who have made arrangements for board, horse-keeping, etc on reasonable terms. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.47

Brethren are requested to attend, and bring their tents, provisions, etc. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.48

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 17, 1844, page 192.49

An Advent Campmeeting will commence at Stanstead, L. C. July 26, at 10 o’clock, A. M. and continue over the Sabbath. L. Kimball and I. H. Shipman will attend. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.50

I. H. Shipman will preach at the French Meeting House, in Hardwick. Vt. on Wednesday, July 24, at 1 o’clock, P M. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.51

Campmeeting at Cabot, Vt., to commence Aug. 20—Particulars hereafter. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.52

I. H. SHIPMAN. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.53

There will be an Advent Campmeeting held in the town of Gill, Mass., commencing the 19th of August next, to continue one week. The brethren throughout that region are invited to attend, with tents prepared to tarry through the meeting. Good accommodations for horses near the ground where the meeting is held. Br. T. M. Preble, and as many others as feel in duty bound, are invited to attend. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.54

Com.—Thos. W. Titus, E. G. Scott, A. Gague, S. Titus, HST July 17, 1844, page 192.55

Brn. Himes and Hale left here on Friday last, the former on a tour of labor, to Philadelphia, then, to the Albany campmeeting, and thence west; Bro. Hale has gone to Portsmouth and vicinity, to get a little sea air for his health. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.56

The Fulness of Christ.—The more the believer lives on Christ, the more is God glorified. HST July 17, 1844, page 192.57

The real Christian hides all his graces under a cover, he throws a veil over them, and but rarely reveals them; and when he does, he prays that God would keep him humble, and that it may be to his glory HST July 17, 1844, page 192.58

Letters received to July 13, 1844. 14


G F Cox; E Burnham; B Wheelock by pm $1; F Washburn by pm $1; C S Sprague by pm $1; E C Clemons; J V Himes; J Turner $1; J Damon and others; D Young; C P Whittaker $3; L Kimball; T Sheldon $1; A C Wetherby $1; T N Keyes $2; P Hardy $1; S Hastings $1; J H Stevens $1; J W Dimick $1; D C Bean $2; G Bates $1; J English $1; E Martin $2; H March $2; T Atwater and N Tuttle by pm $3: Mrs Beekley $1; pm Williamantic Ct.; O Henrick $1; Dolly Pearsall by pm $1; J King by pm $1; Capt Wilcox by pm $1; J Bates; pm Palmer Depot Ms; pm Ohio City O; pm Elsworth Me; G L Cook by pm $1; J H Shipman; T W Titus, E. G Scott, A Gague, S Titus, J S White; J Talt by pm $1; pm Hartford Ct.; D Guild by pm $1; S B Howland by pm $1; E Macomber; pm St Louis Mo; Asa Winch, the paper has been mailed regularly according to our book. Mr York is not on Marshhield list, will bro W explain. The following by bro Himes, viz; John Wright 50c; A M Billings $1; M Mann $1; D Parish $2; D Holton $2.50: G Hentley Waterbury Vt $1; S G Summer $1; D Claflin $1 50; J S Green; $2; N R Kidder $1; J A Smith $2; J Warden $1; J G Bennet $1; E G Colsen $1; Eld. Dexter $1; A Williams $1; E Kenney $2; Dr Thompson $1; F A Collier by pm $1; Israel Rice, paper sent; J Durgin by pm $1 25; Wm S Stillwell; pm Londonderry Vt; pm Princeton Ms; L Tompkins; H. Merry by pm $2; pm Great Falls N H; S Sissons by pm $1; pm Mattapoisette Ms; pm Alexandria, O; pm Marhall N Y; C Farnsworth by pm $1; pm Cincinnati O; J Wadsworth by pm $2; pm West Scituate Ms; I Bliss by pm $1; E Hamlin by pm $1; E Root by pm $1 75; S O Moon; pm Bristol Ct. pm Grafton, Vt HST July 17, 1844, page 192.59