Ellen G. White: The Lonely Years: 1876-1891 (vol. 3)


Temperance Meeting in Haverhill

No sooner was Ellen White finished with her afternoon discourse than the officers of the Temperance Reform Club of Haverhill approached her, inviting her to speak the next evening in an auditorium in the city; they promised an audience of one thousand. Although weary, she consented to fill the appointment. She reported that leading men from the city were on the platform. She wrote: 3BIO 46.3

The Queen of England could not have been more honored.... One thousand people were before me of the finest and most select of the city. 3BIO 46.4

I was stopped several times with clapping of hands and stomping of feet. I never had a more signal victory.... 3BIO 46.5

Never did I witness such enthusiasm as these noble men leading out in temperance reform manifested over my talk upon temperance. It was new to them. I spoke of Christ's fast in the wilderness and its object. I spoke against tobacco. I was besieged after the meeting and commended, and I was urged, if I came to Haverhill, to speak to them again.—Letter 42, 1876. 3BIO 46.6