The Spirit of Prophecy Vindicated

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The Counterfeit Spirit of Prophecy Exposed


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Testimony for the Church

No. 14

By Ellen G. White

Steam Press of the Seventh-day Adventist

Publishing Association

Battle Creek, Michigan

1868NUMBER FOURTEEN

TESTIMONY FOR THE CHURCH

INTRODUCTIONPUBLISHING PERSONAL TESTIMONIES

In Testimony No. 13, I gave a brief sketch of our labors and trials, reaching from Dec.December 19, 1866, to Oct.October 21, 1867. In I will, in these pages, I will notice the less painful experience of the past five months. p. 2630, Para. 1, [14OT].


During this time I have written many personal testimonies. And for many persons whom I have met in our field of labor during the past five months, I have testimonies still to write as I find time and have strength;, but just what my duty is, in relation to these personal testimonies, has long been a matter of no small anxiety to me. With a few exceptions, my courseexceptions I has been tove sendt them to the personsones to whom they related, and leave themhave left these persons to dispose of them as they chose. The results have been various, as follows: p. 2630, Para. 2, [14OT].


1. Some have thankfully received the testimonies, and have responded to them in a good spirit, and have profited by them. These have been willing that their brethren should see the testimonies, and have freely and fully confessed their faults. p. 2630, Para. 3, [14OT].


2. Others have assentedacknowledged that the testimonies to them were true, andbut after reading them have laid them away to remain in silence, while they have made but little change in their lives. And tThese testimonies related more or less to the churches to which these persons belonged, who could also have be en benefitted by them. But all this was lost in consequence of these testimonies' being held in private. p. 2 630, Para. 4, [14OT].


3. And yetStill others have rebelled against the testimonies. Some of these have responded in a fault-finding spirit. Some have shown bitterness, anger, and wrath, and have,in return for my toil and pains in writing the testimonies, they have turned upon us to injure us all they could. W; while others, in personal interviews, have held me for hours in personal interviews to pour into my ears and my aching heart their complaints, murmurings, and self-justifications, perhaps in a spirit of appealappealing to their own sympathies with weeping, in which they would loseand losing sight of their own faults and sins. The influence of these things has been terrible upon me, and has sometimes has driven me nearly to distraction. That which has followed from the conduct of these unconsecrated, unthankful persons has cost me more suffering, and has worn upon my courage and health ten times more, than all the toil of writing the testimonies. p. 3631, Para. 1, [14OT].


And all this has been suffered by me, and my brethren and sisters generally have known nothing about it. They have had no just idea of the amount of wearing labor of this kind which I have had to perform, nor of the burdens and sufferings unjustly thrown upon me. I have given some personal communications in several numbers of my testimonies, whichand in some cases persons have been offended because I did not givepublish all such communications. This, oOn account of their number, this would be hardly possible, and it would be improper, on account of from the fact that some of them relating relate to sins which need not, and should not, be made public. p. 3 631, Para. 2, [14OT].


But, I have finally, I have decided that many of these personal testimonies should be published, as they all contain more or less reproofs and instructions which apply to hundreds or thousands of others in similar condition. These should have the light which God has seen fit to give, which meets their cases. It is a wrong to shut it away from them by sending it to one person, or to one place, where it is kept as a light under a bushel. My convictions of duty on this point have been greatly strengthened by the following dream: p. 3 631, Para. 3, [14OT].


A grove of evergreens was presented before me. Several, including myself, were laboring among them. I was bidden to closely inspect the trees, and see if they were in a flourishing condition. I observed that some of them were fading, and turning yellow, as if dying. Some were dwarfed. They did not grow. Some were being bent and deformed by the winds, and needed to be supported by stakes. I was carefully removing the dirt from the feeble and dying trees, to ascertain the cause of their condition. I I discovered worms at the roots of some. SomeOthers had not been watered properly, and were dying withfrom drought. The roots of others had been crowded together to their injury. My work was to explain to the workmen the different causes of thereasons want of prosperity of allwhy these trees did not prosper. This was necessary from the fact that trees in other grounds were liable to be affected from different causes as these had been, and the knowledge of the cause of their not flourishing, and how they should be cultivated and treated, must be made known. p. 4632, Para. 1, [14OT].


I have spokenn this testimony I speak freely of the case of sSister Hannah More, not from a willingness to grieve the Battle Creek church, but from a sense of duty. I love that church notwithstanding their faults. I know of no church that in acts of benevolence and general duty do so well. I present the frightful facts in this case to arouse our people everywhere to a sense of their duty. There is nNot one in twenty of those who have a good standing with Seventh-day Adventists who is living out the self-sacrificing principles of the word of God. p. 4, Para. 2, [14OT].


AndBut let not their enemies, who are destitute of the first principles of the doctrine of Christ, take advantage of the fact that they are reproved. This is evidence that they are the lawful sons and daughtersthey are the children of the Lord. Those who are without chastisement, says the apostle says, are bastards and not sons. Then let not these illegitimate children boast over the legal ones lawful sons and daughters of the Almighty. p. 5632, Para. 1, 2, [14OT].


THE HEALTH INSTITUTE. p. 5, Para. 2, [14OT].


In former numbers of Testimonies tofor the Church, I have spoken of the importance of such an institution, established by Seventh-day AdventistsAdventists' establishing an institution for the benefit of the sick, especially for the suffering and sick among us. I have spoken of the ability of our people, in point of means, to do this; and have urged that, in view of the importance of this branch of the great work of preparation to meet the Lord inwith gladness of heart, our people should feel themselves called upon, according to their ability, to do, to put a portion of their means into such an institution. And I have also pointed out, as they were shown to me, some of the dangers to which physicians, managers, and others, would be exposed in the prosecution of such an enterprise; and I did hope that the dangers shown me, would be avoided. In this, however, I enjoyed hope for a time, only to suffer disappointment and grief. p. 5633, Para. 31, [14OT].


TI had taken great interest in the health reform was a subject in which Iand had taken great interest, and my high hopes of the prosperity of the Health Institute were high. T. I felt, as no other one could feel, the responsibility of speaking to my brethren and sisters in the name of the Lord, relative to it, concerning this institution and of their duty to furnish necessary means, I felt as no other one could feel, and I watched the progress of the work with intense anxiety and interest and anxiety. p. 6, Para. 1, [14OT].


When I saw those who managed and directed, running into the dangers shown me, and of which I had warned them in publicly, and also in private conversation and letters, a terrible burden came upon me. That which had been shown me as a place where the suffering sick among us could be helped, was one where sacrifice, hospitality, faith, and piety, should be the ruling principles. But when unqualified calls were made for large sums of money, with the statements that stock taken would pay large per cent; when those brethren employedwho occupied positions in the institution to fill their several stations, all more or less responsible, seemed more than willing to take larger wages than those were satisfied with, who filled other and equally important stations in the great cause of truth and reform; when I learned, with pain, that, in order to make the institution popular with those not of our faith, and to secure their patronage, a spirit of compromise was rapidly gaining ground at the iInstitute, which, in order to meet the unbelief of unbelievers, was manifested in the adoption of the use of Mr., Miss, and Mrs., instead of Bro.Brother and Sister, and in popular amusements, in which all could engage in a sort of comparatively innocent frolic; --when I saw these things, I said,: This is not that which was shown me as an institution for the sick, which would share the signal blessing of God. This is another thing. p. 633, Para. 2, [14OT].


And yet calculations for more extensive buildings were being made, and calls for large sums of money were urged. As it Awas the thing was beingthen managed, I could but regard the Institute, on the whole, as a curse. Although some were being benefitted in the point of healthbenefited healthwise, the influence on the church at Battle Creek, and upon brethren and sisters who visited the Institute, was so bad to such a degree as to overbalance all the good that was being done; and this influence was reaching churches in this and other Sstates, and was terribly destructive to faith in God, and in the present truth. Several who came to Battle Creek humble, devoted, confiding Christians, who went away almost infidels. The general influence of these things was creating prejudice against the health reform in very many of the most humble, the most devoted, and the best of our brethren, and was destroying faith in my tTestimonies and in the present truth. p. 7634, Para. 1, [14OT].


It was this state of matters relative to the health reform and the Health Institute, with which other things were brought to bear, that made it my duty to speak as I did in Testimony in No. 13. I well knew that that would produce a reaction and trial uponin many minds. I also knew that a reaction must come sooner or later, and, for the good of the Institute, and the cause generally, the sooner the better. Had matters been moving in a wrong direction, to the injury of precious souls, and the cause generally?, the sooner this could be checked, and they be properly directed, the better. The further the advance, the greater the ruin, the greater the reaction, and the greater the general discouragement. Such a check, tThe misdirected work must have such a havecheck; and there must be time to correct errors, and start again in the right direction. p. 7634, Para. 2, [14OT].


The good work wrought for the church at Battle Creek last fall, the thorough reform and turning to the Lord, by physicians, helpers, and managers, at the Health Institute, and the general agreement of our brethren and sisters in all parts of the field, relative to the great object of; the Health Institute and the manner in which tot should be conducted, the Health Institute,to to which is added the varied experience of more than one year, not only in the wrong course, but also in a right direction, give me more confidence that the health reform and the Health Institute will prove a success, than I ever had before had. I still fondly hope to see the Health Institute at Battle Creek prospering, and in every respect, the institute shown me. But it will take time to fully correct and outgrow the errors of the past. With the blessing of God this can and will be done. p. 8635, Para. 1, [14OT].


The brethren who have stood at the head of this work have appealed to our people for means, on the ground that the health reform wasis a part of the great work connected with the third angel's message. In this they have been right. It is a branch of the great, charitable, liberal, sacrificing, benevolent work of God. Then why should these brethren say,: "Stock in the Health Institute will pay a large per cent.," "it is a good investment," "a paying thing"? Why not as well talk of stock in the Publishing Association paying a large per cent? If these are two branches of the same great, closing work of preparation for the coming of the Son of man, why not? Or why not make them both matters of liberality? The pen and the voice that appealed to the friends of the cause in behalf of the publishing fund, held out no such inducements. Why, then, represent to wealthy, covetous Sabbath-keepers,Sabbathkeepers that they may do great good by investing their means in the Health Institute, and at the same time retain the principal, and also receive large per cent, for the simple use of it? The brethren were called upon to donate for the Publishing Association, and they nobly and cheerfully sacrificed unto the Lord, following the example of the one who made the call, and the blessing of God has been upon that branch of the great work. But it is to be feared that hHis displeasure is upon the manner in which funds have been raised for the Health Institute, and that hHis blessing will not be upon that Iinstitution to the full, till this wrong shall be corrected. In my appeal to the brethren in behalf of such an institution, in Testimony No. 11, page 50492, I said: p. 8635, Para. 2, [14OT].


"I was shown that there is no lack of means among Sabbathkeeping Adventists. At present, their greatest danger is through is in their accumulations of property. Some are continually increasing their cares and labors. T; they are overcharged, and the. The result is, God and the wants of hHis cause are nearly forgotten by them, and; they are spiritually dead. They are required to make a sacrifice to God, an offering. A sacrifice does not increase, but decreases and consumes." p. 9636, Para. 1, [14OT].


My view of this matter of means was that there should be "a "sacrifice to God, an offering;" and I never received any other idea. But, if the principal is to be held good by stockholders, and they are to draw a certain per cent., where is the decrease, or the consuming sacrifice? And how are the dangers of those Sabbath-keepers who are accumulating property, decreased by the present plan of holding stock in the Institute? Their dangers are only increased. And here is an additional excuse for their covetousness. In investing in stock in the Institute, held as a matter of sale and purchase like any other property, they do not sacrifice. As a large per cent, is held out as an inducement, the spirit of gain, not sacrifice, leads them to invest so largely in the stock of the Institute that they have but little or nothingif anything to give, to sustain other and still more important branches of the work still more important.. God God requires of these close, covetous, worldly persons, a sacrifice for suffering humanity. He calls on them to let their worldly possessions decrease for the sake of those afflicted ones who believe in Jesus and the present truth. They should have a chance to act in full view of the decisions of the final Jjudgment, as described in the following burning words of the King of kings: p. 9, Para. 2, [14OT].


"Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him. saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. p. 10636, Para. 2, [1T].


Matthew 25:34-46: "Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was anhungered, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in: naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me. Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee anhungered, and fed Thee? or thirsty, and gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? or naked, and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me. p. 637, Para. 1, [14OT].


"Then shall hHe say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from mMe, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the Ddevil and his angels: for I was an hungeredanhungered, and ye gave mMe no meat;: I was thirsty, and ye gave mMe no drink;: I was a stranger, and ye took mMe not in;: naked, and ye clothed mMe not;: sick, and in prison, and ye visited mMe not. Then shall they also answer hHim, saying, Lord, when saw we tThee an hungeredanhungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto tThee? Then shall hHe answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to mMe. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal." Matt. xxv, 34-46. p. 11637, Para. 12, [14OT].


Again, on pp. 51-53page 494 of Test. Testimony No. 11, I said: p. 11, Para. 2, [14OT].


"There is a liberal supply of means among our people to carry forward this great enterprise without any embarrassment, if all will feel , and if all felt the importance of the work, this great enterprise could be carried forward without embarrassment. All should feel a special interest in sustaining this enterprise; and eit. Especially should those who have means should invest in itthis enterprise. A suitable home should be fitted up for the reception of invalids, that they may, throughby the use of proper means, and the blessing of God, be relieved of their infirmities. and learn how to take care of themselves, and thus prevent sickness. p. 11638, Para. 31, [14OT].


"Many who profess the truth are growing close and covetous. They need to be alarmed for themselves. They have so much of their treasure upon the earth, that their hearts are on their treasure. They have mMuch the largestr share of their treasure is in this world, and but little in Hheaven; therefore their hearts and affections are placed on earthly possessions, instead of on the heavenly inheritance. There is now a good object beforeopportunity for them where they canto use their means for the benefit of suffering humanity, and also for the advancement of the truth. This enterprise should never be left to struggle in poverty. These stewards to whom God has entrusted means should now come up to the work and use their means to theHis glory of God. ThoseTo those who through covetousness withhold their means, will find it will prove to them a curse rather than a blessing." p. 11638, Para. 42, [14OT].


In what I have been shown, and what I have said, I received no other idea, and designed to give no other, than that the raising of funds for this branch of the work was to be a matter of liberality, the same as for the support of other branches of the great work. And although the change from the present plan to one that can be fully approved of the Lord, may be attended with difficulties, and require time and labor and time to bring it about, yet I think that it can be donemade with little loss of stock already taken, and that it will result in a decided increase of capital donated, to be used in a proper manner to relieve suffering humanity. p. 12 638, Para. 13, [14OT].


Many who have taken stock who are not able to donate it. Some of these persons are suffering for the very money which they have invested in stock. As I travel from Sstate to State state, I find afflicted ones standing on the very verge of the grave, who should go to the Institute for a while, but cannot for want of the very means they have in Institute stock. These should not have a dollar invested there. One case, in Vermont, I will mention. As early as 1850 this brother was became a Sabbath-keeper, and began atfrom that date to he contributed liberally donate to the several enterprises that have been undertaken to advance the cause, untiltill he became reduced in property. Yet when the urgent, unqualified call came for the Institute, he took stock to the amount of one hundred dollars. At the meeting at West Enosburgh he introduced the case of his wife, who is very feeble, and who can be helped, and but must be helped soon, if ever. He also stated his circumstances, and said that if he could command the one hundred dollars then in the Institute, he could send his wife there to be treated. B; but as it was, he could not. We replied that he should never have invested a dollar in the Institute; , that there was a wrong in the matter which we could not help;, and there the matter dropped. I do not hesitate to say that this sister should be treated, a few weeks at least, at the Institute, free fromof charge. They areHer husband is able to do but little more than to pay her fare to and from Battle Creek. p. 12639, Para. 21, [14OT].


The friends of humanity, of truth and holiness, should act in reference to the Institute on the plan of sacrifice and liberality. I have $500five hundred dollars in stock in the Institute, which I wish to donate, and if my husband succeeds well with his anticipated book, he will give $500five hundred dollars more. Will those who approve this plan please address us at Greenville, Montcalm Co. County, Michigan, and state the sums they wish to donate, or to invest in stock to be held as the stock in the Publishing Association is held?. When this is done, then let the donations come in as needed; let the sums, small and large, come in. Let expenditures of means be madeexpended judiciously. Let charges for patients be as reasonable as possible. Let brethren donate to partly pay the expenses at the Institute, of the suffering, worthy poor in their midstamong them. Let the feeble ones be led out, as they can bear it, to cultivate the beautifully-situated beautifully situated acres owned by the Institute. Let them not do this with the narrow idea of pay, but with the liberal idea that the expense of the purchase of them was a matter of benevolence for their good. Let their labor be a part of their prescription, as much as the taking of baths. Oh! yes, lLet benevolence, charity, humanity, sacrifice for others' good, be the ruling idea with physicians, managers, helpers, patients, and with all the friends of Jesus, far and near, instead of wages, good investment, a paying thing, stock that will pay. Let the love of Christ, love offor souls, sympathy for suffering humanity, rule and govern all we say and do relative to the Health Institute. p. 13639, Para. 12, [14OT].


Why should athe Christian physician, who is believing, expecting, looking, waiting, and longing for the coming and kingdom of Christ, when sickness and death will no longer have power over the saints, expect more pay for his services than the Christian editor, or the Christian minister? He may say that his work is more wearing. That is yet to be proved. Let him work as he can endure it, and not violate the laws of life which he teaches to his patients. There are no good reasons why he should overwork and receive large pay for it, more than the minister or the editor. Let all who act a part in the Institute and receive pay for their services, act on the same liberal principle. No one should be suffered to remain as helper in the Institute who does it simply for pay. There are those of ability, who, for the love of Christ, hHis cause, and the suffering followers of their Master, will faithfully and cheerfully fill stations in that Institute faithfully and cheerfully, and with a spirit of sacrifice. Those who have not this spirit should remove and give place to those who have it. p. 14640, Para. 1, [14OT].


As nearly as I am able to judge, one-halfone half of the afflicted among our people who should spend weeks or months at the Institute, are not able to pay the entire expenses of the journey and a tarry at the Institutethere. Shall poverty keep these friends of our Lord from the blessings hwhich He has so bountifully provided? Shall thesey be left to struggle on with the double burden of feebleness and poverty? The wealthy feeble ones, who have all the comforts and conveniences of life, and are able to hire their hard work done, may, with care, and rest, by informing themselves, and taking home practice, receive andtreatment, enjoy a very comfortable state of health without going to the Institute. But what can that our poor, feeble brotherbrethren or sisters do to recover health.? They may do something;, but poverty drives them to labor beyond what they are really able to do. They have not even all the comforts of life; and as for conveniences in house-room, furniture, means of taking baths, and arrangements for good ventilation, they do not have them. Perhaps their only room is occupied by a cook-stove, winter and summer; and it may be that all the books they have in the house, excepting the Bible, youcould be can hoeld between yourthe thumb and finger. They have no money to buy books, that they may read and learn how to live. These dear brethren are the very ones who need help. Many of them are humble Christians. They may have faults, and some of these may reach far back, and be the cause of their present poverty and misery. And yet they may be living up to duty better than we who have the means of selfimprovement, and to improve the our own condition and that of others. These must be patiently taught and cheerfully helped. p. 15641, Para. 1, [14OT].


But they must be willing and anxious to be taught. They must cherish a spirit of gratitude to God and their brethren for the help they receive. Such persons generally have no just ideas of the real expenses of treatment, board, room, fuel, &c., &cetc., at a Health Institute. They do not realize the magnitude of the great work of present truth and reform, and the many calls for the liberalities of our people. They may not be aware that the numbers of our poor are many times larger than the numbers of our rich. And they may not also feel the force of the frightful fact that a majority of these wealthy ones are holding on to their riches, and are onin the sure road to perdition. p. 641, 16, Para. 12, [14OT].


These poor, afflicted persons, should be taught that when they murmur at their lot, and against the wealthy on account of their covetousness, they commit a great sin in the sight of Hheaven. They should first understand that their sickness and poverty are their misfortunes, most generally caused by reason of their own sins, follies, and wrongs; and if the Lord puts it into the hearts and minds of hHis people to help them, it should inspire in them feelings of humble gratitude to God and hHis people. They should do all in their power to help themselves. If they have relatives who can and will help defray them toir expenses at the Institute, theyse should have the privilege. p. 16642, Para. 21, [14OT].


And in view of the many poor and afflicted ones who must, to a greater or less extent, be objects of the charity of the Institute, moreand because or less, f the lack of funds, and the want of accommodations at the present time, the stay of such at the Institute must be brief. They should comego there with the idea of obtaining, as fast and as far as possible, a practical knowledge of what they must do, and what they must not do, to recover health and to live healthfully. The lectures, which they hear while at the Institute, and good books from which to learn how to live at home, must be the main reliance of such. They may find some relief during a few weeks spent at the Institute, but will realize more at home, in carrying out the same principles. They must not come to the Institute relying rely on the physicians to cure them in a few weeks, but to must learn so to live as to give nature a chance to work the cure. This may commence during a few weeks' stay at the Institute, and yet it may require years to complete the work by correct habits at home. p. 17642, Para. 12, [14OT].


A man may spend all that he has in this world at a Health Institute, and find great relief. He, and may then return to his family and to his old habits of life, and in a few weeks or months be in a worse condition of health than ever before. He has gained nothing. H; he has spent his limited means for nothing. The object of the health reform and the Health Institute is not, like a dose of "Pain Kkiller" or "Instant Relief," to quiet the pains of to-day. No, indeed! Its great object is to teach the people how to live so as to give nature a chance to remove and resist disease. p. 17, 643, Para. 21, [14OT].


To the afflicted among our people I wish to say, Be not discouraged. God has not forsaken hHis people and hHis cause. Make known your state of health and your ability to meet the expenses of a stay at the Institute, to Dr. H. S. Lay, the physicians, addressing Health Institute, Battle Creek, MichMichigan. Are you diseased, running down, feeble, then do not delay till your case is hopeless. Write immediately. But I must say again to the poor, a: At present but little can be done to help you, on account of capital already raised being invested in material and a partly erected building, where it can do no one any goodbuildings. Do all you possibly can yourself for yourselves, and others will help you some. p. 17643, Para. 32, [14OT].


SKETCH OF EXPERIENCE p. 18, Para. 1, [14OT].


From October 21, 1807,1867 to February 1December 22, 1868. p. 18, Para. 2, [14OT].


Our1867--Our labor had just closed with the Battle Creek Cchurch had just closed, and, notwithstanding we were much worn, we had been so refreshed in spirits as we witnessed the good result, that we cheerfully joined Bro.Brother J. N. Andrews in the long journey to Maine. On the way we held a meeting at Roosevelt, NNew York. Y. Testimony No. 13 was doing its work, and those brethren who had taken part in the general disaffection were beginning to see things in their true light. This meeting was one of hard labor, in which pointed testimonies were given. Confessions were made, followed by a general turning to the Lord on the part of backsliders and sinners. p. 18643, Para. 3, [14OT].


Our labors in Maine commenced with the Conference at Norridgewock, the first of November. The meeting was large. MAs usual, my husband and myself, as usual, bore a plain and pointed testimony in favor of truth, and proper discipline, and against the different forms of error, confusion, fanaticism , and disorder, naturally growing out of a want of proper such discipline. This testimony was especially applicable to the condition of things in Maine. Disorderly spirits who professed to observe the Sabbath, were in rebellion, and labored to diffuse the disaffection through the Conference. Satan helped them, and they succeeded to some extent. The details are too painful and of too little general importance to givebe given here. p. 18644, Para. 41, [14OT].


It may be enough to say at this time, that in consequence of this spirit of rebellion, fault-finding, and in, with some a, a sort of babyish jealousy, murmuring, and complaining, our work in Maine, which might have been done in two weeks, required seven weeks of the most trying, laborious, trying and disagreeable toil. Five weeks were lost, yes, worse than lost, to the cause in Maine; and our people in other portions of New England, New York, and Ohio, were deprived of five general meetings in consequence of our being held in Maine. But as we left that state we were comforted with the fact that all had confessed their rebellion, and that a few had been led to seek the Lord and embrace the truth. The following, relative to Mministers, Oorder, and Oorganization, has a more special application to the condition of things in Maine. p. 19644, Para. 12, [14OT].


MINISTERS, ORDER, AND ORGANIZATION. p. 19, Para. 2, [14OT].


Some ministers have fallen into the error that they cannot have liberty in speaking unless they raise their voices to a high pitch, and talk loud and fast. TheySuch should understand that noise, and loud, hurried speaking, are not evidence of the presence of the power of God. It is not the power of the voice that makes the lasting impression. p. 19, Para. 3, [14OT].


Ministers should be Bible students. They, and should thoroughly furnish themselves with the evidencesreasons of our faith and hope, and then, with full control of the voice and their feelings, they should present these evidences in such a manner that the people can calmly weigh them, and decide upon the evidences presented given. And as ministers feel the force of the arguments which they present in the form of solemn, testing truth, they will not lack feeling, but will have zeal and earnestness according to knowledge. The Spirit of God will sanctify to their own souls the truths which they present to others, and they will be watered themselves while they themselves water others. I sawp. 645, Para. 1, [1T].


I saw that some of our ministers do not understand how to preserve their strength so as to be able to perform the greatest amount of labor without exhausting itexhaustion. p. 20, Para. 1, [14OT].


Ministers should not pray so loud, and long, as to exhaust the ir strength. It is not necessary to weary the throat and lungs in prayer. God's ear is ever open to hear the heartfelt petitions of hHis humble servants, and hHe does not require them to wear out the organs of speech in addressing him Him. It is the perfect trust, the firm reliance, the steady drawing uponclaiming of the promises of God, the simple faith that hHe is, and that hHe is a rewarder of all those who diligently seek hHim, that prevails with God. p. 20645, Para. 2, [14OT].


Ministers should discipline themselves, and learn how to perform the greatest amount of labor in the brief period allotted them, and yet preserve a good degree of strength, so that if an extra effort should be required, they may have a reserve of vital force, sufficient for the occasion, to draw upon, which they can employ without injuring themselves. Sometimes all the strength they have is needed to put forth effort at a given point, when,and if they have previously exhausted their fund of strength, and cannot command the power to make this effort, all they have done is lost. At times all the mental and physical energies may be drawn upon to make the very strongest stand, to array evidences in the clearest light, and set them before the people in the most pointed manner, and urge them home by the strongest appeals. p. 20, Para. 3, [14OT].


As souls are about on the point of leaving the enemy's ranks, and are coming uponup on the Lord's side, the contest is theis most severe, and close. Satan and his angels are unwilling to yield one of their men,that any who hasve served under his the banner of darkness, to should take their position under the blood-stained bloodstained banner of Prince Immanuel. p. 21645, Para. 13, [14OT].


OI was shown opposing armies were presented before me who had endured a painful struggle in battle. The victory was gained by neither. A, and at length the loyal realize that their strength and force is wearing away, and that they arewill be unable to silence their enemies unless they make a charge upon them, and obtain their instruments of warfare. It is then, at the risk of their lives, that they draw uponsummon all their powers, and rush upon the foe. It is a fearful struggle; but victory is gained, the strongholds are taken. If at the critical period the army is so weak through exhaustion that it is impossible to make the last charge, and batter down the enemy's fortifications, the whole struggle of days, weeks, and even months, is lost,; and many lives are sacrificed, and with nothing gained. p. 21646, Para. 21, [14OT].


A similar work is before us. PeopleMany are convinced that we have the truth, and yet they are held as with iron bands.; Tthey dare not risk the consequences of taking their position on the side of truth. Many are in the valley of decision, where special, close, and pointed appeals are necessary to move them to lay down the weapons of their warfare, and take their position on the Lord's side. Just at this critical period, Satan throws the strongest bands around these souls. If the servants of God are at this period all exhausted, having expended their fund of physical and mental strength expended, they think they can do no more, and frequently leave the field entirely, to commence operations in a new fieldelsewhere. And all, or nearly all, the time, means, and labor have been spent for naought. Yes, it is worse than if they had never had commenced the work in that place, for after the people, after they have been brought to the point of decision, have been deeply convicted by the Spirit of God, and brought to the point of decision, and are left to lose their interest, and decide against these evidences, they cannot againas easily be brought where their minds will again be agitated upon the subject as easily as before. They have in many cases made their final decision. p. 22646, Para. 1 2, [14OT].


If ministers would preserve a reserve force, and at the very point where everything seemeds to move the hardest, then make the morest earnest efforts, the strongest appeals, the closerst applications, and, like valiant soldiers, at the critical moment make the charge upon the enemy, they would gain the victory. Souls would have strength to break the bands of Satan, and make their decisions for life everlasting life. p. 22, Para. 2, [14OT].


Well-directed labor at the right time will make a longtried long-tried effort successful, when to leave the labor even for a few days, will in many cases cause an entire failure. Ministers must give themselves as missionaries to the work, and learn how to make their efforts to the very best advantage. p. 23647, Para. 1, [14OT].


I have been shown that sSome ministers at the very commencement of a series of meetings become very zealous, take on burdens which God does not require them to bear, exhaust their strength in singing, and in long, loud praying, and in loud talking, and then are worn out and must go home to rest. What was doneaccomplished in that effort? Literally nothing. TheyThe laborers had spirit, and zeal, a feeling, but lacked understanding. They manifested no wise generalship. They rode upon the chariot of feeling, and but there was not one victory gained against the enemy. His stronghold was not taken. p. 23647, Para. 2, [14OT].


I was shown that ministers of Jesus Christ should discipline themselves for the warfare. Greater wisdom is required in generalship in the work of God than is required of the generals engaged in national battles. Ministers of God's choosing are engaged in a great work. They are warring not merely against men, but against Satan and his angels. Wise generalship is required here. They must become Bible students, and give themselves wholly to the work, and w. When they commence labor in a place, they should be able to give the reasons of our faith, not in a boisterous manner, not with a perfect storm, but with meekness and fear. The power which will convince, will be is strong arguments presented in meekness and in the fear of God. p. 23647, Para. 3, [14OT].


Able ministers of Jesus Christ are required for the work in these last days of peril. A, able in word and doctrine, acquainted with the Scriptures, and understanding the reasons of our faith. I was directed to these scriptures, the meaning of which has not been realized by some ministers: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts,: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you, a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." "Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man." "And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth,; and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will." p. 24648, Para. 1, [14OT].


The man of God, the minister of Jesus Christ, is required to be thoroughly furnished unto all good works. A pompous minister, all dignity, is not needed for this good work. But decorum is necessary in the desk. A minister of Jesusthe Christgospel should not be regardless of his attitude. If he is the representative of Jesus Christ, his deportment, his attitude, his gestures, should be of thatsuch a character which as will not strike the beholder with disgust. The mMinisters of Christ should possess refinement. AThey should discard all uncouth manners, attitudes, and gestures, and should be discarded, and they should encourage in themselves humble dignity of bearing. They should be clothed fittingin a manner befitting the dignity of their position. Their speech should be in every respect solemn and well chosen. p. 24, Para. 2, [14OT].


I was shown that to make irreverent, coarse expressions, chosen. I was shown that it is wrong to make coarse, irreverent expressions, relate anecdotes to amuse, or present comic illustrations that are comical to create a laugh, is all wrong. Sarcasm and playing upon the words of an opponent are all out of God's order. Ministers should not feel that they can make no improvement in voice or manners; much can be done. The voice can be cultivated so that quite lengthy speaking will not injure the speakingvocal organs. p. 648, Para. 2, [1T].


Ministers should love order, and should discipline themselves, and then they can successfully discipline the church of God and teach them to work harmoniously aslike a well-drilled company of soldiers. p. 25, Para. 1, [14OT].


If discipline and order is are necessary for successful action on the battle fieldbattlefield, the same order isare as much more needful in the warfare in which we are engaged, to that degree that as the object to be gained is of greater value and more elevated in character, than those warfare of for which opposing forces contend upon the field of battle field. In this e conflict in which we are engaged, eternal consequencesinterests are at stake. p. 649, Para. 1, [1T].


Angels work harmoniously. Perfect order characterizes all their movements. p. 25, Para. 2, [14OT].


The more closely we imitate the harmony and order of the angelic host, the more successful will be the efforts of these heavenly agents in our behalf. If we see no necessity of for harmonious action, and are disorderly, undisciplined, and disorganized in our course of action, angels, who are thoroughly organized, and move in perfect order, cannot work for us successfully. They turn away in grief, for they are not authorized to bless confusion, distraction, and disorganization. p. 25, Para. 3, [14OT].


All who desire the co-operation of the heavenly messengers, must work in unison with them to the same end. If they. Those who have the unction from on high, will in all their efforts will be to encourage order, discipline, and union of action. T, and then can the angels of God can co-operate with them. But never, never will these heavenly messengers place their endorsement upon irregularity, disorganization, and disorder. All these evils are the result of the work ofSatan's efforts Satan to weaken our forces, andto destroy courage, and prevent successful action. p. 26649, Para. 12, [14OT].


Satan well knows that success can only attend order and harmonious action. He well knows that every thingeverything connected with Hheaven is in perfect order. S, that subjection and thorough discipline mark the movements of the angelic host. Satan's It is his studied efforts areeffort to lead professed Christians just as far from Hheaven's arrangement as he can. T; therefore he deceives even the professed people of God, and makes them believe that order and discipline are enemies to the spirituality of God's people;, that the only safety for them is to let each pursue his or her own course, and to remain especially distinct from bodies of Christians who are united, and are laboring to establish discipline and harmony of action. All the efforts made to establish order are considered dangerous, and are feared as popery, a restriction of right andrightful liberty. p. 26, Para. 2, [14OT].


and hence are feared as popery. These deceived souls consider it a virtue to boast of their freedom to think and act independently. They will not take any man's say -so. They are amenable to no man. I was shown that it is Satan's especialspecial work to lead men to feel that it is in God's order for them to strike out for themselves, and choose their own course, independent of their brethren. p. 26650, Para. 31, [14OT].


I was pointed back to the children of Israel. Very soon after leaving Egypt they were organized and most thoroughly disciplined. God had in hHis special providence qualified Moses to stand at the head of the armies of Israel. He had been a mighty warrior to lead the armies of the Egyptians, and in their warfares. His generalship he could not be surpassed by any man. p. 27, Para. 1, [14OT].


The Lord designated a special family of the tribe of the Levites to bear the sacred ark. He did not leave his holy by any man. The Lord did not leave His holy tabernacle to be borne indiscriminately by any tribe who that might choose. He was so particular as to specify the order he He would have observed in bearing the sacred ark and to designate a special family of the tribe of the Levites to bear it. When it was for the good of the people, and for the glory of God that they should pitch their tents in a certain place, God signified his His will to them by causing the pillar of cloud restingto rest directly over the tabernacle, and therewhere it remained until He he would have them journey again. p. 27, Para. 2, [14OT].


In all their journeyings they were required to observe perfect order. Every tribe bore a standard with the sign of their father's house upon it. A, and everyeach tribe was required to pitch under theirits own standard. And wWhen, the ark moved, the armies journeyed, the different tribes marching in order, under their own standards. The Levites were designated by the Lord as the tribe in the midst of whom he placed the sacred ark was to be borne by them. , Moses and Aaron marching just in front of the ark. T, and the sons of Aaron were to marchfollowing near them, each bearing trumpets. They were to receive directions from Moses, which they were to signify to the people by speaking through these trumpets. These trumpets gave special sounds which the people understood, and directed their movements accordingly. p. 27 650, Para. 32, [14OT].


A special signal was first given by the trumpeters to call the attention of the people. T; then all were to be attentive and obey the certain sound of the trumpets. There was no confusion of sound in the voices of the trumpets, therefore there was no excuse for confusion in movements. The head officer overof each company gave definite directions in regard to the movements they were required to make. N, and none who gave attention were left in ignorance of what they were required to do. If any failed to comply with the requirements God gavegiven by the Lord to Moses, and by Moses to the people, they were punished with death. They hadIt would be no excuse to offer plead that they knew not the nature of these requirements, for they would only prove themselves willingly ignorant, and would receive the just punishment for their transgression. If they did not know the will of God concerning them, it was their own fault. They had all the benefits of thesame opportunities to obtain the knowledge imparted thatas others of the people had, therefore their sin of not knowing, not understanding, when they hadwas all the opportunity, wass great in the sight of God regarded the same as if they didhad heard and then transgressed. p. 28651, Para. 1, [14OT].


The Lord designated a special family of the tribe of Levi to bear the ark. A; and others of the Levites were to bear the tabernacle and all its furniture. These were specially appointed of God to engage inbear the tabernacle and all its furniture, and to perform the work of setting up and taking down the tabernacle. And if any man from curiosity, or from lack of order, got out of his place, and touched any part of the sanctuary, or furniture, or even came nigh near any of the workmen, they shouldhe was to be put to death. God did not leave hHis holy tabernacle to be borne, and erected, and taken down, indiscriminately, by any tribe who might choose the office. Proper; but persons were chosen to the office who could appreciate the sacredness of the work in which they were engaged. And tThese men appointed of God were directed to impress upon the people the especial special sacredness of the ark and all that appertained thereunto, lest they should look upon these things without realizing their holiness, and should be cut off from Israel. All things pertaining to the most holy place were to be looked upon with reverence. p. 28 652, Para. 21, [14OT].


The travels of the children of Israel are faithfully described. Also; the deliverance Godwhich the Lord wrought for them, their perfect organization and special order, their sin in murmuring against Moses, and thus against God, their transgressions, their rebellions, their punishments, their carcasses strewn in the wilderness, because of their unwillingness to submit to God's wise arrangements. Thisarrangements--this faithful picture is hung up before us, as a warning to showlest we follow their example of disobedience lest weand fall like them. p. 29 652, Para. 12, [14OT].


"But with many of them God was not well pleased,: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them:; as it is written:, The people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples;: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall." p. 29, Para. 2, [14OT].


Has God changed from a God of order? No, h; He is the same God in the present dispensation as in the former. Paul says,: "God is not the author of confusion, but of peace." He is as particular now as then. And hHe designs that we should learn lessons of order and organization from the perfect order he instituted in the days of Moses, for the benefit of the children of Israel. p. 30652, Para. 13, [14OT].


FURTHER LABORS Experiences from December 23, 1867 to February 1, 1868 I will now resume the sketch of incidents, and perhaps I cannot better give an idea of our labors up to the Vermonttime of the Vermont meeting than by copying a letter which I wrote to our son at Battle Creek, Dec.December 27, 1867.: p. 30653, Para. 21, [14OT].


"My dear son Edson: I am now seated at the desk of BroBrother D. D. T. Bourdeau, at West Enosburgh, VtVermont. After our meeting had closed at Topsham, Me.Maine, I was exceedingly weary. While packing my trunk, I nearly fainted from weariness. The last work I did there, was to call Bro.Brother Howland's family together, and have a special interview with them. I spoke to this dear family, giving words of exhortation and comfort, andalso of correction and counsel to one connected with the familythem. All I said, was fully received, and was followed by confession, weeping, and great relief to Bro.Brother and Sr. Sister Howland. This is crossing work for me, and wears me much. p. 30653, Para. 32, [14OT].


"After we were seated in the cars, I lay down, and rested about one hour. We had an appointment that evening at Westbrook, Me.Maine, to meet the brethren from Portland and the region round aboutvicinity. We made our home with the kind family of Bro. Brother Martin. I was not able to sit up during the afternoon. B; but, being urged to attend the meeting in the evening, I went to the school-house, feeling that I had not strength to stand and address the people. The house was filled with deeply-interesteddeeply interested listeners. p. 31, Para. 1, [14OT].


Bro.Brother Andrews opened the meeting, and spoke a short time; your father followed him with remarks. I I then arose, and had spoken but a few words, when I felt my strength renewed. All; all my feebleness seemed to leave me., and I spoke about one hour with perfect freedom. I felt inexpressible gratitude for this help from God at the very time when I so much needed it. I also spoke to the people,On Wednesday evening, I spoke with freedom nearly two hours, upon the health and dress reforms, with freedom. . To have my strength so unexpectedly renewed, when I had felt completely exhausted before these two meetings, has been a mattersource of great encouragement to me. p. 31653, Para. 2 3, [14OT].


"We enjoyed our visit with the family of Bro.Brother Martin, and we hope to see their dear children givinggive their hearts to Christ, and with their parents war the Christian warfare, and wear the crown of immortality when the victory shall be gained. p. 31654, Para. 31, [14OT].


"Thursday, we went into Portland again, and took dinner with the family of Bro.Brother Gowell. We had a special interview with them, which we hope will result in their good to them. We feel a deep interest for the wife of Bro.Brother Gowell. This mother's heart has been torn by seeing her children in affliction and in death, and laind in the silent grave. It is well with the sleepers. May the mother yet seek all the truth, and lay up a treasure in Hheaven, that, when the Life-giver shall come to bring the captives from the great prison-houseprison house of death, father, mother, and children may meet, and the broken links of the family chain may be reunited, no more to be severed. p. 31654, Para. 42, [14OT].


"Bro.Brother Gowell took us to the cars in his carriage. We had just time to get on the train before it started. We rode five hours, and found Bro.Brother A. W. Smith at the Manchester depot, waiting to take us to his home in that city. Here we expected to find rest one night; but, lo! quite a number were waiting to receive us. They had come nine miles from Amherst to spend the evening with us. We had a very pleasant interview, profitable, we hope, to all. Retired about ten. Early next morning. we left the comfortable, hospitable home of Bro.Brother Smith, to pursue our journey to Washington. It was a slow, tedious route. We stepped off left the cars at Hillsborough, and found a team waiting to take us twelve miles to Washington. Bro.Brother Colby had a sleigh and blankets, and we rode quite comfortably, until we were within a few miles of our destination. There was not snow enough to make good sleighing. The; the wind arose when within, and during the last two miles, and blew the falling sleet into our faces and eyes, producing pain, and chilling us almost to freezing. We were brought underfound shelter at last at the good home of Bro. Brother C. K. Farnsworth. They did everything all they could for our comfort, and everything was arranged so that we could rest as much as possible. That was but little, I can assure you. p. 32654, Para. 13, [14OT].


"Sabbath, your father spoke in the forenoon, and, after an intermission of about twenty minutes, I spoke, bearing a testimony of reproof for several who were using tobacco, also to Bro.for Brother Ball, who had been strengthening the hands of our enemies, against us, by holding the visions up to ridicule, and publishing bitter things against us in the Crisis, from of Boston, and in the Hope of Israel, thea paper issued fromin Iowa. p. 33, Para. 1, [14OT].


"The meeting for the evening was appointed at Bro.Brother Farnsworth's. The church was present, and your father there requested Bro.Brother Ball to state his objections to the visions and give an opportunity to answer them. Thus the evening was spent, and Bro.. Brother Ball manifested much stiffness and opposition. Some things; he admitted himself satisfied upon, some points, but held his position quite firmly. Bro.Brother Andrews and your father talked plainly, explaining matters which he had misunderstood, and condemning his unrighteous course toward the Sabbath-keeping Adventists. We all felt that we had done the best we could that day, to weaken the forces of the enemy. Our meeting held until past ten. p. 33655, Para. 21, [14OT].


"The next morning, we attended meetings again in the meeting-house. Your father spoke in the morning. But just before he spoke, the enemy tried what he could do by making made a poor, weak brother feel that he had a most astonishing burden for the church. He walked the slip back and forth, , talked, and groaned, and cried, and had a terrible something upon him, which nobody seemed to understand. We were trying to bring those who professed the truth to see their state of dreadful darkness and backsliding before God, and to make humble confessions of the same, thus returning unto the Lord with sincere repentance, that hHe might return unto them, and heal their backslidings. Satan sought to hinder the work by pushing in this poor, distracted soul, to disgust those who wished to move understandingly. I arose, and bore a plain testimony to this man. He had taken no food for two days, and Satan had deceived him, and pushed him over the mark. p. 33656, Para. 31, [14OT].


"Then your father preached. We had a few moments' intermission, and then I tried to speak upon the health and dress reforms, and bore a plain testimony to individualsthose who had forbeen standing in the way of the young and of unbelievers. God helped me to say plain things to Bro.Brother Ball, and to tell him in the name of the Lord what he had been doing. He was affectedwas considerably affected. p. 34656, Para. 12, [14OT].


"Again we held an evening meeting at Bro.Brother Farnsworth's. It The weather was a stormy time during the meetings, yet Bro. Brother Ball did not remain away from one meetingof them. The same subject was resumed, the investigation of the course he had pursued. If ever the Lord helped a man talk, hHe helped Bro. Brother Andrews that night. Ho, as he dwelt upon the subject of suffering for Christ's sake. The case of Moses was mentioned, who refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he had respect unto the recompense of reward. He showed that this is one of many instances where the reproach of Christ was esteemed above worldly riches and honor, highsounding high-sounding titles, a prospective crown, and the glory of a kingdom. The eye of faith was fixed upon the glorious future, and the recompense of the reward was regarded of such value as to cause the richest things which earth can offer to appear valueless, and. The children of God endured mockings, scourgings, bonds, and imprisonments, to be; they were stoned, sawn asunder, tempted, wandering about in sheep skinssheepskins and goat skins goatskins, destitute, afflicted, tormented, they could call light affliction, and, sustained by hope and faith, while they could call these light afflictions; the future, the eternal life, appeared of so great value that thethey accounted their sufferings endured they accounted small in comparison with the recompense of the reward. p. 34656, Para. 23, [14OT].


"Bro.Brother Andrews related an instance of a faithful Christian about to suffer martyrdom for his faith. A brother Christian had been conversing with him in regard to the power of the Christian hope --if it would be strong enough to sustain him while his flesh should be consuming with fire. He asked this Christian, about to suffer, to give him a signal, if the Christian faith and hope were stronger than the raging, consuming fire. He expected his turn to come next, and this would fortify him for the fire. The devoted Christianformer promised that the signal should be given. He was brought to the stake amid the taunts and jeers of the crowd ofidle the idle and curious who hadcrowd assembled to witness the burning of this Christian. The fagots were brought, and the fire kindled, and the brother Christian fixed his eyes upon the his suffering, dying brothermartyr, feeling that much depended upon the signal. The fire burned, and burned. The flesh was blackened; but the signal came not. His eye was not taken for a moment from the painful sight. The arms were already crisped. There was no appearance of life. All thought that the fire had done its work, and that no life remained; when, lo! amid the flames, up went both arms toward Hheaven. The brother Christian, whose heart was becoming faint, caught sight of the joyful signal, which; it sent a thrill through his whole being, and renewed his faith, his hope, his courage, his faith. He wept tears of joy. p. 35657, Para. 1, [14OT].


"And as Bro.As Brother Andrews spoke of the blackened, burned arms being raised aloft amid the flames, he, too, wept like a child. Nearly the whole congregation were affected to tears. This meeting closed about ten. I should have said tThere washad been quite a breaking away of the clouds of darkness in this meeting. Bro.Brother Hemingway arose and said he had been all completely backslidden, using tobacco, opposing the visions, and persecuting his wife for believing them, but said he would do so no more. He asked her forgiveness, and the forgiveness of us all. His wife spoke with feeling. His daughter and several others rose for prayers. He stated that the testimony that Sr. which Sister White had borne he would never dare to oppose again, for it seemed to come direct from the throne. p. 36, Para. 1, [14OT].


"Bro. throne, and he would never dare to oppose it again. p. 658, Para. 1, [1T].


"Brother Ball then said that if matters were as we viewed them, his case was very bad. He said he knew he had been backslidden for years, and had stood in the way of the young. We thanked God for that admission. We designed to leave early Monday morning, and had an appointment at Braintree, Vt. Vermont, to meet about thirty Sabbath-keepers. But it was very cold, rough, blustering weather to ride twenty-five miles after such constant labor. W, and we finally decided to hold on, and continue the work in Washington until Bro.Brother Ball decided either for or against the truth, that the church might be released relieved in his case. p. 36658, Para. 2, [14OT].


"Meeting commenced Monday at ten A10 a.Mm. Brn.Brethren Rodman and Howard were present. Bro.Brother Newell Mead, who was very feeble and nervous, almost exactly like your father in his past sickness, was sent for to attend the meeting. Again the condition of the church was dwelt upon, and the severest censure was passed upon those who had stood in the way of the its prosperity of the church. With the most earnest entreaties we pleaded with them to be converted to God, and face right about rightabout. The Lord aided us in the work. Bro.; Brother Ball felt, but moved slowly. His wife felt deeply for him. Our morning meeting closed at three or four. All in the afternoon. All these hours we had been engaged in earnest labor, first one of us, then another, filling up the time earnestly laboring for the unconverted youth. We appointed another meeting for the evening, to commence at six. p. 37658, Para. 13, [14OT].


"Just before going into the meeting, I had a revival of some interesting scenes which had passed before me in vision, and I spoke to Brn.Brethren Andrews,. Rodman, Howard, Mead , and several others who were present. It seemed to me that the angels were making a rift in the cloud, and letting in the beams of light from heaven in. The subject that was presented so strikingly, was the case of Moses. I exclaimed: Oh!'Oh, that I had the skill of an artist, that I might picture the scene of Moses upon the mount.!' His strength was firm. Unabated 'Unabated,' is the language of the Scripture. His eye was not dimmed through age, andyet he was upon that mount to die. The angels buried him, but the Son of God soon came down and raised him from the dead and took him to Hheaven. But God first gave him a view of the land of promise, with his His blessing upon it. It was as it were a second Eden. As a panorama this passed before his vision. He was shown the appearing of Christ at hHis first advent, hHis being rejected rejection by the Jewish nation, and at last sufferingHis death upon the cross. Moses then saw Christ's second advent and the resurrection of the just. I also spoke of the meeting of the two Adams-- Adam Adams--Adam the first, and Christ the second Adam--when Eden shall bloom on earth again. The particulars of these interesting points I design to write out for Test. Testimony No. 14. The brethren wished me to repeat the same in the evening meeting. p. 659, Para. 1, [1T].


"Our meeting through the day had been most solemn. I had such a burden upon me Sunday evening I hadthat I wept aloud for about half an hour. p. 37, Para. 2, [14OT].


"Monday, solemn appeals had been made , and the Lord was sending them home. I went into meeting Tuesday evening a little lighter. I spoke an hour with great freedom upon subjects I had seen in vision, which I have hinted atreferred to. p. 38, Para. 1, [14OT].


"Our meeting was very free. Bro.Brother Howard wept like a child., as did also Bro.Brother Rodman, Bro. . Brother Andrews talked in an earnest, touching manner, and with weeping. Bro.Brother Ball arose and said that there seemed to be two spirits about him that evening, one saying to him. : Can you doubt that this testimony from Sr.Sister White is of Heaven heaven? Another spirit would present before his mind the objections he had opened before the enemies of our faith. Oh! 'Oh, if I could feel satisfied,' said he, in'in regard to all these objections, if they could be removed, I shouldwould feel that I had done Sr.Sister White a great injury. I have recently sent a piece to the Hope of Israel. If I had that piece, what would I not give.!' p. 38, Para. 2, [14OT].


He felt deeply. He, and wept much. The sSpirit of the Lord was in the meeting. Angels of God seemed drawing very near, driving back the evil angels. Minister and people wept like children. We felt that we had gained ground, and that the powers of darkness had given back. Our meeting closed well. p. 659, Para. 2, [1T].


"We appointed still another meeting for the next day , commencing at ten A 10 a. Mm. I spoke upon the humiliation and glorification of Christ. Bro.Brother Ball sat near me, and wept all the time I was talking. I spoke about an hour, then we commenced our labors commenced for the youth. p. 39, Para. 1, [14OT].


"Parents had come to the meeting bringing their children with them to receive the blessing. Bro.Brother Ball arose and made humble confession that he had not lived as he should before his family. He confessed to his children and to his wife for being in such that he had been in a backslidden state; that he, and had been no help to them, but rather a hindrance. Tears flowed freely from; his eyes. His strong frame shook, and his sobs choked his utterance. p. 39660, Para. 21, [14OT].


"Bro. Jas.Brother James Farnsworth had been influenced by Bro. Brother Ball, and had not been in full union with the Sabbath-keeping Sabbathkeeping Adventists. He confessed with tears. Then we began to entreat the children. We plead with them earnestly until thirteen arose and expressed their pleaded earnestly with the children, until thirteen arose and expressed a desire to be Christians. Bro. Brother Ball's children were among the number. One or two had left the meeting, being obliged to return home. One young man, about mantwenty years old, walked forty miles to see us and hear the truth. He had never professed religion. He was about twenty years old. He , but took his stand on the Lord's side before he left. This was one of the very best of meetings. AfterAt its closed Bro., Brother Ball came to your father and confessed with tears that he had wronged him, and entreated his forgiveness. He next came to me, and confessed that he had done me a great injury. Can 'Can you forgive me, and pray God to forgive me?' We assured him we would forforgive him as freely as we hoped to be forgiven. We parted with all with many tears, feeling the blessing of Hheaven resting upon us. We had no meeting in the evening. p. 39660, Para. 32, [14OT].


"We arose Thursday morningwe arose at four4 a.m. It was raining, and had rained throughin the night and was still raining, yet we ventured to start in the rain to ride to Bellows' Falls, a distance of twenty-five miles. The first four miles was exceedingly rough, as we took a private track through the fields in a private track to escape steep hills. We rode over stones, and plowed ground, nearly throwing us out of the sleigh. About sunrise itthe storm cleared away, and we had very good sleighing when we reached the public road. We never had a more beautiful day to travel. It was very mild. We found after The weather was very mild; we never had a more beautiful day to travel. On arriving at Bellows' Falls, we found that we were one hour too late for the express train, and one hour too early for the accommodation train. We could not get to St. Albans until nine in the evening. We took seats in a nice car, then took our dinner, and we all three enjoyed our simple fare. We then prepared to sleep if we could. p. 40661, Para. 1, [14OT].


"While I was sleeping some one, someone shook my shoulder quite vigorously. I looked up, and saw a pleasant -looking lady bending over me. Said she, Do not: 'Don't you know me? I am Sr.Sister Chase. The cars are at White River. Stop only a few moments. I live just by here, and have come down every day this week and been through the cars to meet you.' I then remembered that I took dinner at her house at Newport. She was so glad to see us. Her mother and herselfshe keep the Sabbath alone. Her husband is conductor on the cars. She talked fast. Said she prized the Review so much. S, as she had no meeting to attend. She wanted books to distribute to her neighbors, but had to earn all the money herself which she expended for books or for the paper. We had a profitable interview, although short, for the cars started, and we had to separate. p. 40661, Para. 2, [14OT].


"At St. Albans, we found Brn.Brethren Gould and A. C. Bourdeau and Gould. Bro. B.Brother Bourdeau had a convenient covered carriage and two horses, but he drove very slowly, and we did not reach Enosburgh until past one in the morning. We were weary and chilled. We lay down to rest a little after two, o'clock and slept until after seven. p. 41662, Para. 1, [14OT].


"Sabbath morning. There is quite a large gathering here although the roads are bad, neither sleighing nor good wagoning. I have just been in meeting, and occupied a little time in conference. Your father speaks this morning, I in the afternoon. May the Lord help us, is our prayer. You see how largelong a letter I have written you. Read this to those who are interested, especially to father and mother White. You see, Edson, that we have work enough to do. I hope you do not neglect to pray for us. Your father works hard, too hard for his good. He sometimes realizes the special blessing of God. T, and this renews him and cheers him in the work. We have allowed ourselves no rest since we came coming East. We; we have labored with all our strength. May our feeble efforts be blessed to the good of God's dear people. p. 41662, Para. 2, [14OT].


"Edson, I hope that you will adorn your profession by a wellordered well-ordered life, and godly conversation. Oh, be earnest! be zealous and persevering in the work. Watch unto prayer. Cultivate humility, and meekness. This will meet the approval of God. Hide yourself in Jesus. L; let self-love, and self-pride be sacrificed, and you, my son, be fitting with a rich Christian experience, to be of use forin any position that God may require you to occupy. Seek for thorough heart work heartwork. A surface work will not stand the test of the judgment. Seek for thorough transformation from the world. Let not your hands be stained, your heart spotted., your character sullied, by its corruptions. Keep distinct. God calls, Come: 'Come out from among them, and be ye separate, andsaith the Lord, and touch not the unclean, thing; and I will receive you, and will be a fFather unto you, and ye shall be my My sons and daughters , saith the Lord Almighty.' Having 'Having therefore these promises , dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit , perfecting holiness in the fear of the LordGod.' p. 42662, Para. 13, [14OT].


"The work rests upon us to perfect holiness. When God sees us doing all we can on our part, then He will he help us. Angels will aid us, and we shall be strong through Christ strengthening us. Do not neglect secret prayer. Pray for yourself. Grow in grace. Advance. Don't stand still. D, don't go back. Onward to victory. Courage in the Lord, my dear boy. Battle with the great adversary only a little longer, and then release will come, and the armor will be laid off at the feet of our dear Redeemer. Press through every obstacle. If the future looks somewhat clouded, hope on, believe on. The clouds will disappear, and light again shine. Praise God, my heart says, praise God for what hHe has done for you, for your father, and for myself. Commence the new year right. Your mother., E. G. W." p. 42663, Para. 21, [14OT].


The meeting at West Enosburgh, Vt.Vermont, was one of deep interest. It seemed good to again meet with, and speak to, our old, tried friends in this Sstate. A great and good work was done in a short time. These friends, though were generally poor, and toiling for the comforts of life where one dollar is earned with more labor than two in the West, yet they were liberal with us. Many particulars of this meeting have been given in the Review, and want of room in these pages alone seems to forbid their repetition. The brethren iIn no other Sstate have the brethren been truer to the cause than in old Vermont. p. 43663, Para. 12, [14OT].


On our way from Enosburgh, Vt., we stopped for the night with the family of Bro. Wm.Brother William White. Bro.Brother C. A. White, his son, introduced to us the matter of his Combined Patent Washer and Wringer, and wished counsel. As I had written against our people engaging in patent rights, he wished to know just how I viewed his patent. I freely told him what I did not mean in what I had written, and also what I did mean. p. 43, Para. 2, [14OT].


I did not mean that it was wrong to have anything to do with patent rights, for this wasis almost impossible, as very many things with which we have to do daily are patented. Neither did I wish to convey the idea that it was wrong to get patented, manufactured, and sell any article worthy of being patented. p. 43, Para. 3, [14OT].


I did mean to be understood that it was is wrong and a sin for our people to suffer themselves to be so imposed upon, deceived, and cheated, by those men who go about the country selling the right of territory offor this or that machine or article. Many of these are of no value, as they are no real improvement. And to securethose who are engaged in the ir sale of them, a class of deceiversare, with few exceptions, are engaged in their salea class of deceivers. p. p. 44664, Para. 1, [14OT].


And, again, some of our own people have engaged in the sale of patented wares which they had reason to believe were not what they represented them to be. WhyThat so many of our people, some of them after being fully warned, will still suffer themselves to be deceived by the false statements of these vendors of patent rights, has seemed s astonishing. Some of these patents are worthyreally valuable, and a few have made well on them. But it is my opinion that where $1one dollar has been gained, $100one hundred dollars have been lost. No reliance whatever can be placed on these patent-right pledges. And the fact that those engaged in them are, with few exceptions, downright deceivers and liars, makes it hard for an honest man, who has a worthy article, to receive obtain thate credit and patronage due him. p. 44664, Para. 2, [14OT].


Bro.Brother White exhibited his Combined Washer and Wringer before the company, including the Brn.Brethren Bourdeau, Brother Andrews, my husband, and selfmyself, and we could but look with favor upon it. He has since made us a present of one, which Bro. Corless Brother Corliss from Maine, our hired man, in a few moments put together and in running order. Sister Burgess, from Gratiot County, our hired girl, is very much pleased with it. p. 44, Para. 3, [14OT].


It does the work well, and very fast. FA feeble women, woman who haves a son or husband to work this machine, can do have a large washing done in a few hours, and theyshe do but little more than oversee the work. Bro.Brother White sent circulars, which any can have by addressing us, enclosing postage. p. 44665, Para. 41, [14OT].


Our next labormeeting was at Adams Center, NNew York. Y. TheIt was a large gathering at this meeting was large. There were several persons in and around this place whose cases had been shown me, for whom I felt the deepest interest. They were men of moral worth. Some were in positions in life which made the cross of the present truth heavy to bear, or, at least, they thought so. Others , who had reached the middle age of life, and had been brought up from childhood to keep the Sabbath, but had not borne the cross of Christ,. These were, in a position where it seemed hard to move them. Thesey needed to be shaken from relying on their good works, and to be brought to feel their lost condition without Christ. We could not give up these souls, and labored with our might to help them. They were at last moved, and I have since been made glad to hear from some of them, and good news respecting all of them. We hope that the love of this world will not shut the love of God out of their hearts. God is converting strong men of wealth and bringing them into the ranks. If they would prosper in the Christian life, grow in grace, and at last reap a rich reward, they will have to use of their abundance to advance the cause of truth. p. 44 665, Para. 52, [14OT].


FromAfter leaving Adams Center, we came to stayed a few days at Rochester, and stayed a few days, and from thencethat place came to Battle Creek, where we spent remained over Sabbath and first-day, and from tfirst day. Thence we returned to our home, where we spent the next Sabbath and first-day first day with the brethren who assembled from different places. p. 44 666, Para. 61, [14OT].


My husband had taken hold of the book matter at Battle Creek, and a noble example had been set by that church. HeAt broughtthe meeting at Fairplains he presented the matter of placing in the hands of all who were not able to purchase, such works as Spiritual Gifts, Appeal to Mothers, How to Live, Appeal to Youth, Sabbath Readings, and the Ccharts, with kKey of eExplanation, before the meeting at Fairplains, which. The plan met with general approval. But of this important work, I will speak in another place. p. 46666, Para. 12, [14OT].


THE CASE OF HANNAH MORE The next Sabbath we met with the Orleans church, where my husband introduced the case of our much-lamented sister, Hannah More. When Bro.Brother Amadon visited us last summer, he stated that Sister More had been at Battle Creek; that, and not finding employment there, had gone to Leelaenaw Co.County to find a home with an old friend who had been a fellow-laborerfellow laborer in missionary fields in Central Africa. My husband and myself felt grieved that this dear servant of Christ found it necessary to deprive herself of the society of those of like faith, and we decided to send for her to come and find a home with us. We wrote toinviting her that if she would accept a home with us, to meet us at our appointment at Wright, and come home with us. She did not meet us at Wright. I here give her response to our letter, dated August 29, 1867, which we received at Battle Creek: p. 46666, Para. 23, [14OT].


"Bro.Brother White: Your kind communication reached me by this week's mail. As the mail comes here only once a week, and is to leave tomorrow, I hasten to reply. We are here in the bush, as it were, and an Indian carries the mail Fridays on foot, and returns Tuesdays. I have consulted Bro. Brother Thompson as to the route, and he says my best and surest way will be to take a boat from here and go to Milwaukee, and thence to Grand Haven. p. 46666, Para. 34, [14OT].


"As I spent all my money in coming here, and was invited to have a home in Bro.Brother Thompson's family, I have been assisting Sr.Sister Thompson in her domestic affairs and sewing, at one dollar and fifty cts.cents per week, of five days each, as they do not wish me to work for them on Sunday, and I do not work on the Sabbath of the Lord, the only one the Bible recognizes. They are not at all anxious to have me leave them, notwithstanding our difference of belief; and he says I may have a home with them, only I must not make my belief prominent among his people. He has even invited me to fill his appointments when on his preaching tour, and I have done so. Sr.Sister Thompson needs a governess for her children, as the influences are so very pernicious outside, and the schools so vicious that she is not willing to send her dear ones among them until they are Christians, as she says. Their eldest son, to-day sixteen years of age, is a pious and devoted young man. They have partially adopted the health reform, and I think will fully come into it ere longerelong, and like it. He has ordered the Health Reformer. I showed him some copies which I brought. p. 47 667, Para. 1, [14OT].


"I hope and pray that he may yet embrace the holy Sabbath. Sr. Sister Thompson does believe in it already. He is wonderfully set in his own ways, and of course thinks he is right. Could I only get him to read the books I brought, the History of the Sabbath, &cetc., but he looks at them and calls them infidel,; and says they seem to him to carry error in their front, when, if they would only read carefully each sentiment of our tenets, I can but think they would embrace them as Bible truths, and see their beauty and consistency. I doubt not but that Sr. T.Sister Thompson would be glad to immediately becaome a Seventh-day Adventist were it not that her husband is so bitterly opposed to any such thing. It was impressed upon my mind that I had a work to do here, before I came here,; but the truth is present in the family, and if I can carry it no farther, it would seem that my work is done, or nearly so. I do not feel like being ashamed of Christ, or his His, in this wicked generation, and hadwould much rather cast in my lot with Sabbath-keepers,Sabbathkeepers and God's chosen people. p. 47 667, Para. 2, [14OT].


"I shall need ten dollars at least to get to Greenville. That, with the little I have earned, might be sufficient. But now with the little I have earned, might be sufficient. But now I will wait for you to write me, and do what you think best about forwarding me the money. In the spring I would have enough to go, myself, and think I should like to do so. May the Lord guide and bless us in our every undertaking, is the ardent desire of my heart. And may I fill that very position my God allots for me in hHis moral vineyard, performing with alacrity every duty, however onerous it may seem, according to hHis good pleasure, is my sincere desire and heartfelt prayer. "Hannah More." p. 47, 668, Para. 31, [14OT].


On receiving this letter, we decided to send the needed sum to Sister More as soon as we could find time to do so. But before we found the spare moments, we decided to go to Maine, to return in a few weeks, when we could send for her before navigation should close. And when we decided to stay and labor in Maine, N. H.ew Hampshire, Vt.Vermont, and N.Y.ew York, we wrote to a brother in this county to see leading brethren in the vicinity and consult with them concerning sending for Sr. Sister More, and making her a home until we should return. But the matter was neglected until navigation closed, and we returned and found that no one had taken interest to help Sister More to this vicinity, where she could come to us when we should reach our home. We felt grieved and distressed, and at a meeting at Orleans the second Sabbath after we came home, my husband introduced her case to the brethren. A brief report of what was said and done in relation to Sister More was given by my husband in the Review for Feb.February 18, 1868, as follows:-- p. 47668, Para. 42, [14OT].


"At this meeting we introduced the case of Sr.Sister Hannah More, now sojourning in northwestern Michigan with friends in north-western Michigan, who do not observe the Bible Sabbath. We stated that this servant of Christ embraced the Sabbath while performing missionary labors in Central Africa. When this was known, her services in that direction were no longer wanted. S, and she returned to America, to seek a home and employment with those of like faith. We judge, from her present location, that in this she has been disappointed. No one in particular may be worthy of blame in her case; but it appears to us that there is either a lack of suitable provisions connected with our system of organization, for the encouragement of such persons, and to assist them to a field of useful labor, or that those brethren and sisters who have had the pleasure of seeing Sr.Sister More have not done their duty. A unanimous vote was then given to invite her to find a home with the brethren in this vicinity until General Conference, when her case should be presented to our people. Bro.Brother Andrews, being present, fully indorsed endorsed the action of the brethren." p. 49669, Para. 1, [14OT].


From what we have since learned of the cold, indifferent treatment which Sr.Sister More met with at Battle Creek, it is evident that my husband in stating that no one in particular was worthy of censure in her case, my husband took altogether a too charitable view of the matter. When all the facts are known, no Christian could but blame every all members of that church who knew her circumstances, and did not individually interest themselves in her behalf. It certainly was the duty of the officers of that church to do this and report to the church, if others did not take up the matter before them. But individual members of that, or any other church, should not feel excused from taking an interest in such persons. From After what has been said in the Review of this self-sacrificing servant of Christ, every reader of the Review in Battle Creek, on learning that she had come to the city, would have been excused for giving her a personal call, and inquiring into her wants. p. 50669, Para. 12, [14OT].


Sister Strong, the wife of Eld.er P. Strong, Jr., was in Battle Creek at the same time Sr.as Sister More was. They both reached that city the same day, and both left at the same time. Sister Strong, who is by my side, says that Sr.Sister More wished her to intercede for her, that she might get employment, so that she could as to remain with Sabbath-keepers. Sr. Sister More said she was willing to do anything, but teaching was her choice. She also requested Eld.er A. S. Hutchins to introduce her case to leading brethren at the Review Ooffice, and try to get a school for her. This, Bro.Brother Hutchins cheerfully did. But no encouragement was given, as there appeared to be no opening. She also stated to Sr.Sister Strong that she was destitute of means, and must go to Leelanaw Co.Leelenaw County unless she could get employment at Battle Creek. She frequently spoke in words of touching lamentation that she was obliged to leave the brethren. p. 50670, Para. 21, [14OT].


Sister More wrote to Mr. Thompson relative to accepting his offer to make it her home with his family. S, and she wished to wait until she should hear from him. Sr. Sister Strong went with her to find a place for her to stay until she should hear from Mr. TThompson. At one place she was told that she could stay from Wednesday until Friday morning, when they were to leave home. This sister made Sr. Sister More's case known to her natural sister, living near, who was also a Sabbath-keeper. When she returned she told Sr.Sister More that she could stay with her until Friday morning; that her sister said that it it was not convenient to take her. Sr.Sister Strong has since learned that the real excuse was that she didwas not know Sr. acquainted with Sister More. She could have taken her, but did not want her. p. 51 670, Para. 12, [14OT].


Sister More then asked Sister Strong what she should do. Sister Strong was almost a stranger in Battle Creek, but she thought she could get her in with the family of a poor brother, of her acquaintance, who had recently moved from Montcalm CoCounty. Here she succeeded. Sr.Sister More remained until Tuesday, when she left for Leelaenaw Co.,County by the way of Chicago. There she borrowed money to complete her journey. Her wants were known to some, at least, in Battle Creek, for as the result of their being made known, she was charged nothing for her brief stay at the Institute. p. 51670, Para. 23, [14OT].


Immediately after our return from the East, my husband, learning that nothing had been done, as we had requested, to get Sr.Sister More where she could at once come to us on our return, wrote to Sr. Moreher to come to us as soon as possible, to which she responded as follows :-- p. 52671, Para. 1, [14OT].


"Leland, Leelaenaw Co.County, Mich.Michigan, Feb.February 20, 1868. p. 52, Para. 2, [14OT].


"My dear Bro.Brother White: Yours of Feb.February 3, is received. It found me in poor health;, not being accustomed to these cold, northern winters, with the snow three or four feet deep on a level. Our mails are brought on snow-shoes. p. 52 671, Para. 3 2, [14OT].


"It does not seem possible for me to get to you till spring opens. The roads are bad enough without snow. They tell me my best way is to wait till navigation opens;, then go to Milwaukee, and thence to Grand Haven, to take the railroad to the point nearest your place. I had hoped to get among our dear people last fall, but was not permitted the privilege. p. 52671, Para. 43, [14OT].


"The truths which we believe, seem more and more important; , and our work, in of making ready a people prepared for the Lord's coming, is not to be delayed. We must not only have on the wedding garment ourselves, but be faithful in recommending the preparation to others. I wish I could get to you, but it seems impossible, or, at least, impracticable , in my delicate state of health, to set out alone on such a journey, in the depth of winter. When is the General Conference to which you allude? and where? I suppose the Review will eventually inform me. p. 52671, Para. 5 4, [14OT].


"I think my health has suffered from keeping the Sabbath alone in my chamber, in the cold; but I did not think I could keep it where all manner of work and worldly conversation was the order of the day, as with Sundaykeepers. I think it is the most laborious working-day working day with those who keep first-dayfirst day. Indeed, it does not seem to me that the best of Sunday-keepers observe any day as they should. Oh, how I long to be again with Sabbath-keepers.Sabbathkeepers! Sister White will want to see me in the reform dress. Will she be so kind as to send me a pattern, and I will pay her when I get there. I suppose I shall need to be fitted out when I get among you. I like it much. Sister Thompson thinks she would like to wear the reform dress. p. 53672, Para. 1, [14OT].


"I have had a difficulty in breathing, so that I have not been able to sleep for more than a week;, occasioned, I suppose, by the stove-pipe's parting, and completely filling my room with smoke and gas at bedtime, and my sleeping there without proper ventilation. I did not, at the time, suppose smoke was so unwholesome, nor consider that the impure gas which generated from the wood and coal, was mingled with it. I awoke with such a sense of suffocation that I could not breathe lying down, and spent the remainder of the night sitting up. I never before knew the dreadful feeling of stifling sensations. I began to fear I should never sleep again. I, therefore, resigned myself into the hands of God for life or death, entreating him Him to spare me if hHe had any further need of me in hHis vineyard; otherwise I had no wish to live. I felt entirely reconciled to the hand of God upon me. But I also felt that satanic influences must be resisted. I, therefore, bade Satan get behind me, and away from me, and told the Lord that I would not turn my hand over, to choose either life or death, but that I would refer it implicitly to hHim who knew me altogether; and m. My future was unknown to myself, therefore said I, Thy will is best. Life is of no account to me, so far as its pleasures are concerned. All its riches, its honors , are nothing compared with usefulness. I do not crave them. They; they cannot satisfy or fill the aching void which duty unperformed duty leaves to me. I would not live uselessly, to be a mere blot or blank in life. And, though it seemeds a martyr's death to die thus, I wasam resigned, if that wereis God's will. p. 53672, Para. 2, [14OT].


"I had said to Sister Thompson the day previous, W'were I at Bro. Brother White's, I might be prayed for, and healed.' She inquired if we could send for you and Bro.Brother Andrews; but that seemed impracticable, as I could not, in all probability, live till you arrived. I knew that the Lord by hHis mighty power and with hHis potent arm, could heal me here, were it best. To hHim I felt safe in referring it. I knew hHe could send an angel to resist him that hath the power of death, that is, the Ddevil, and felt sure hHe would, if best. I knew, also, that hHe could suggest measures, were they necessary, for my recovery, and I felt sure hHe would. I soon was better, and able to sleep some. p. 54673, Para. 1, [14OT].


"Thus you see I am still a spared monument of God's mercy and faithfulness in afflicting hHis children. He doth not willingly afflict nor grieve the children of men; but sometimes trials are needed as a discipline, to wean us from earth, p. 54, Para. 2, [14OT].


earth-- "And bid us seek substantial bliss Beyond a fleeting world like this.' p. 54673, Para. 32, [14OT].


"Now I can say with the poet, p. 55, Para. 1, [14OT].


: "Lord, it belongs not to my care, Whether I die or live. If life be long, I will be glad, That I may long obey; If short, yet why should I be sad? This world must pass away. Christ leads me through no darker rooms, Than hHe went through before. Whoe'er into hHis kingdom comes , Must enter by hHis door. p. 55673, Para. 23, [14OT].


"Come, Lord, when grace has made me meet Thy blessed face to see; For, if tThy work on earth be sweet, What must tThy glory Glory be? I'll gladly end my sad complaints , And weary, sinful days, To join with the triumphant saints That sing Jehovah's praise. My knowledge of that state is small, My eye of faith is dim; But tis'tis enough that Christ knows all, And I shall be with hHim.' --Baxter -- Baxter. p. 55674, Para. 31, [14OT].


"I had another wakeful season last night, and feel poorly to-day. Pray that whatever is God's will, may be accomplished in and through me, whether it be by my life or death. p. 55, Para. 4, [14OT].


"Yours in hope of eternal life, "Hannah More." p. 55674, Para. 5 2, [14OT].


"If you know of any way by which I can reach you sooner, please inform me. H. M." p. 55674, Para. 63, [14OT].


She being dead yet speaketh. Her letters, which I have given, will be read with deep interest by those who have read her obituary in a recent number of the Review. She might have been a blessing to any Sabbath-keeping family, who could appreciate her worth;, but she sleeps. Our brethren at Battle Creek and in this vicinity could have made more than a welcome home for Jesus, in the person of this godly woman. But that opportunity is past. It was not convenient. They were not acquainted with her. She was advanced in years, and might be a burden. Feelings of this kind barred her from the homes of the professed friends of Jesus, who are looking for hHis soonnear advent, and drove her away from those she loved, to those who opposed her faith, into Nnorthern Michigan, in the cold of winter, to chill herbe chilled to death. She has died a martyr to the selfishness and covetousness of professed commandment-keeperscommandment keepers. p. 55674, Para. 74, [14OT].


Providence has administered, in this case, a terrible rebuke for the conduct of those who did not take this stranger in. She was not really a stranger. By reputation, she was known, and yet she was not taken in. Many will feel badlysad as they think of Sister More as she stood in Battle Creek, begging a home there with the people of her choice. And as they, in imagination, follow her to Chicago, to borrow money to meet the expenses of the journey to her final resting-placeresting place,--and when they think of that grave in Leelaenaw Co.County, where rests this precious outcast,--God pity those who are guilty in her case. p. 56674, Para. 15, [14OT].


Poor sSister More! She sleeps;, but we did what we could. When we were at Battle Creek, the last of August, we received the first of the two letters I have given, but we had no money to send her. My husband sent to Wisconsin and Iowa for means, and received $70seventy dollars to bear our expenses to those western Cconvocations, held last September. We hoped to have means to send to her immediately on our return from the West, to pay her expenses to our new home in Montcalm Co County. p. 56675, Para. 2 1, [14OT].


The liberal friends West had given us the needed means; but, when we decided to accompany Bro.Brother Andrews to Maine, the matter was deferred until we should return. We did not expect to be in the East more than four weeks, which would have given ample time to send for Sister More after our return, and to get her to our house before navigation should close. And, when we decided to remain in the East several weeks longer than we first designed, we lost no time in addressing several brethren in this vicinity, recommending that they send for Sister More, and give her a home till we should return. I say,: We did what we could. p. 57675, Para. 12, [14OT].


But why should we feel interested in this sister, more than others? What did we want of this worn-out missionary? She could not do our house workhousework, and we had but one child at home for her to teach. And, certainly, much could not be expected of one worn as she was, who had nearly reached three-score years. We had no use for her, in particular, only to bring the blessing of God into our house. p. 57, Para. 2, [14OT].


There are many reasons why our brethren should have taken greater interest in the case of Sister More than we. We had never seen her, and had no other means of knowing her history, her devotion to the cause of Christ and humanity, than all the readers of the Review. Our brethren at Battle Creek had seen this noble woman in their midst, and some of them knew more or less of her wishes and wants. We had no money with which to help her; they had. We were already over-burdened with care, and needed those persons in our house, who possessed the strength and buoyancy of youth. We needed to be helped, instead of helping others. But most of our brethren in Battle Creek are so situated that Sister More would not have been the least care and burden. They have time, strength, and comparative freedom from care. p. 57 675, Para. 3, [14OT].


Yet no one took the interest in her case that we did. I even spoke to the large congregation before we went East last fall, of their neglect of Sister More. I spoke of the duty of giving honor to whom it is due. That; it appeared to me that wisdom had so far departed from the prudent so far that they were not capable of appreciating moral worth. I told that church that there were many among them who could find time to meet, and sing, and play their instruments of music,; they could give their money to the artist to multiply their likenesses, or could spend it to attend public amusements, ; but they had nothing to give to a worn-out missionary, who had heartily embraced heartily the present truth, and had come to live with those of like precious faith. I advised them to stop and consider what we were doing, and proposed that they should shut up their instruments of music for three months, and take time to humble themselves before God in self-examination, repentance, and prayer, until they learned the claims which the Lord had upon them as hHis professed children. My soul was stirred with a sense of the wrong that had been done Jesus, in the person of Sister More, and I talked personally with several about it. p. 58676, Para. 1, [14OT].


This thing was not done in a corner. And yet, notwithstanding, the matter was made public, followed by the great and good work in the church at Battle Creek, no effort was made by that church in redeemingto redeem the past by gettingbringing Sister More back to Battle Creek again. And one, a wife of one of one our ministers, stated afterward,: "I do not see the need of Bro. Brother and Sr.Sister White's making such a fuss about Sister More. I think they do not understand the case." True, we did not understand the case. It is much worse than we then supposed. If we had understood it, we should would never have left Battle Creek till we had fully set before that church the sin of suffering her to leave them as she did, and measures had been taken to call Sister More her back. p. 58677, Para. 21, [14OT].


OneA member of that church has since said, in conversation about Sister More's leaving as she did, has since said in substance--: "No one feels like taking the responsibility of such cases now. Bro.Brother White always took the charge of thesem." Yes, he did. He would take them to his own house till every chair and bed was full, then he would go to his brethren and have them take those whom he could not. If they needed means, he would give to them, and invite others to follow his example. There must be thosemen in Battle Creek to do as he has done, or the curse of God will follow that church. Not one man only. There, there are fifty there who can do, more or less, as he has done. p. 59677, Para. 12, [14OT].


We are told that we must come back to Battle Creek. This we are not ready to do. Probably this will never be our duty. We stood up under heavy burdens there till we could stand no longer. God will have strong men and women there to divide these burdens among them. Those who move to Battle Creek--thoseCreek, who accept positions there--whothere, who are not ready to put their hands to this kind of work, had better, would a thousand times, better be somewhere else. There are those who can see and feel, and gladly do good to Jesus in the persons of hHis saints. Let them have room to work. Let those who cannot do this work, go where they will not stand in the way of the work of God. p. 59677, Para. 23, [14OT].


Especially is this applicable to those who stand at the head of the work. If they go wrong, all is wrong. The greater the responsibility, the greater the ruin in the case of unfaithfulness. If leading brethren do not faithfully perform their duty, those who are led will not do theirs. Those at the head of the work at Battle Creek, must be ensamples to the flock everywhere. If they do this, they will have a great reward. If they fail to do this, and yet accept such positions, they will have a fearful account to give. p. 6078, Para. 1, [14OT].


We did what we could. If we could have had means at our command last summer and fall, Sister More would now be with us. When we learned our real circumstances, as set forth in Testimony No. 13, we both took the matter joyfully, and said we did not want the responsibility of means. This was wrong. God wants that we should have means that we may, as in time past, help where help is needed. Satan wants to tie our hands in this respect, and lead others to be careless, unfeeling, and covetous, that such cruel work may go on as in the case of Sister More. p. 6078, Para. 2, [14OT].


We see outcasts, widows, orphans, worthy poor, and ministers in want, and many chances to use means to the glory of God, the advancement of hHis cause, and the relief of suffering saints, and I want means to use for God. The experience of nearly a quarter of a century, in extensive traveling, feeling the condition of those who need help, qualifies us to make a judicious use of our Lord's money. I have bought my own stationery, paid my own postage, and spent much of my life writing for the good of others; have paid my own postage, and all I have received for this work, which has wearied and worn me terribly, would not pay a tithe of my postage. I haveWhen means has been pressed upon me, I have refused moneyit, or appropriated it to such charitable objects as the Publishing Association, when it has been pressed upon me. I shall do so no more. I shall do my duty in labor and toil as ever, but my fears of receiving means to use for the Lord are gone. This case of Sister More has fully aroused me to see the work of Satan in depriving us of means to handle. p. 6078, Para. 3, [14OT].


Poor Sister More! When we heard that she was dead, my husband felt terriblye. We both felt as though a dear mother, for whose society our very hearts yearned for, was no more. Some may say that i, If theywe had stood in the places of those who knew something of this sister's wishes and wants, we they would not have done as they did. I should hope you would will never have to suffer the stings of conscience which some must feel who were so interested in their own affairs as not to be willing unwilling to bear any responsibility in her case. May God pity those who are so afraid of deception as to pass by neglect a worthy, self-sacrificing servant of Christ with neglect. The remark was made as an excuse for this neglect. : We have been bitbitten so many times that we are afraid of strangers. Has Did our Lord and hHis disciples instructed us to be very cautious, and not entertain strangers, lest we should possibly make some mistake and get bit,bitten by having the trouble of caring for an unworthy person? p. 6179, Para. 1, [14OT].


Paul exhorts the Hebrews,: "Let brotherly love continue." Do not flatter yourselves that there is a time when this exhortation will not be needed; when brotherly love may cease. He continues,: "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers,: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."- -Please Please read Matt. xxv, Matthew 25:31, and onward. Read it, brethren, the next time you take the Bible at your morning or evening family devotions. The good works performed by those who are to be welcomed to the kingdom were done to Christ in the persons of hHis suffering people. Those who have d done these good works did not see that they had done anything for Christ. They had done no more than their duty to suffering humanity. Those on the left hand could not see that they had abused Christ in neglecting the wants of hHis people. But they had neglected to do for Jesus in the persons of hHis saints, and for whichthis neglect they were to go away into everlasting punishment. And one definite point of their neglect is thus stated,: "I was a stranger, and ye took mMe not in." p. 6279, Para. 12, [14OT].


These things do not belong alone to Battle Creek. I am grieved at the selfishness among professed Sabbath-keepers everywhere. Christ has gone to prepare eternal mansions for us. A, and shall we refuse hHim a home for only a few days, in the persons of hHis saints who are cast out? He left hHis home in glory, hHis majesty and high command, to save lost man. He became poor that we through hHis poverty might become rich. He submitted to insult, that man might be exalted, and provided a home that would be matchless for loveliness, and enduring as the throne of God. Those who finally overcome and sit down with Christ upon hHis throne, will follow the example of Jesus, and from a willing, happy choice, will sacrifice for hHim in the persons of hHis saints. Those who cannot do this from choice will go away into everlasting punishment. p. 6280, Para. 21, [14OT].


COOKING. p. 63, Para. 1, [14OT].


HEALTHFUL COOKERY During the last seven mounths we have been at home but about four weeks. In this timeour travels we have sat at many different tables, from Iowa to Maine. Some whom we have visited live up to the best light they have. Others, who have the same opportunities of learning to live healthfully and well, have hardly taken the first steps in reform. They will tell you that they do not know how to cook in this new way. p. 63, Para. 2, [14OT].


But they are without excuse in this matter of cooking, ; for in the work, How to Live, are many excellent recipes, and this work is within the reach of all. I do not say that the system of cookery taught in that book is perfect. I may soon furnish a small work more to my mind in some respects. But, How to Live teaches cookery almost infinitely in advance of what the traveler will often meet, even among some Seventh-day Adventists. p. 6380, Para. 32, [14OT].


Many do not feel that this is a matter of duty, hence dothey do not try to prepare food properly. This can be done in a simple., healthful, and easy manner, without the use of lard, butter, or flesh-meatsflesh meats. p. 63, Para. 4, [14OT].


Skill must be united with simplicity. To do this, women must read, and then patiently reduce what they read to practice. Many are suffering because they will not take the trouble to do this. I say to such,: It is time for you to arouse rouse your dormant energies and read up. Learn, learn how to cook with simplicity, and yet in a manner to secure the most palatable and healthful food. p. 6381, Para. 51, [14OT].


Because it is wrong to cook with reference onlymerely to please the taste, or to suit the appetite, no one should entertain the idea that an impoverished diet is right. Many are debilitated with disease, and need a nourishing, plentiful, well-cooked diet. We frequently find graham bread heavy, sour, and but partially baked. This is for want of interest to learn how, , and care in performingto perform, the important duty of cook. Sometimes we find gem-cakesgem cakes, or soft biscuit, dried, not baked, and other things after the same order. And then cooks will tell you that they can do very well in the old style of cooking, but their family, to tell the truth, their families do not like graham bread; that they would starve to live in this way. p. 6481, Para. 1 2, [14OT].


I have said to myself;: I do not wonder at it. It is your manner of preparing food that makes it so unpalatable. To eat such food would certainly give one the dyspepsia. These poor cooks, and those who have to eat their food, will gravely tell you that the health reform does not agree with them. p. 64, Para. 2, [14OT].


The stomach has not power to convert poor, heavy, sour bread, into good; but this poor bread will convert a healthy stomach into a diseased one. Those who eat such food know that they are failing in strength. Is there not a cause? Some of these persons call themselves health reformers, but they are not. They do not know how to cook. They prepare cakes, potatoes, and graham bread, but there is the same round, with scarcely a variation, and the system is not strengthened. They seem to think it all a waste ofthe time wasted which is devoted to obtaining a thorough experience in the preparation of healthful, palatable food. Some seem to act as though that which they eat iswere lost. That, and anything they cancould toss into the stomach to fill it, is would do as well as food prepared with so much painstaking. It is important that we relish the food we eat. If we cannot do this, but eat mechanically, our food does not do us that good it should, and we fail to be nourished and built up by it as we otherwise would be, if we could enjoy the food we take into the stomach. We are composed of what we eat. In order to make a good quality of blood, we must have the right kind of food, prepared in a right manner. p. 6481, Para. 3, [14OT].


It is a religious duty for those who cook to learn how to prepare healthful food in different ways, hygienically, for the table, so that it may be eaten with enjoyment. Mothers should teach their children how to cook. What branch of the education of a young lady can be so important as this? The eating has to do with the life. Scanty, impoverished, illycooked ill-cooked food, is constantly depraving the blood, by weakening the blood-making organs. It is highly essential that learning to cookthe art of cookery be considered as one of the most important branches of education. There are but few good cooks. Young ladies consider that it is stooping to a menial office to become a cook. This is not the case. They do not view the subject from a right standpoint. Knowledge of how to prepare food healthfully, especially bread, is no mean science, especially that of breadmaking. . p. 6582, Para. 1, [14OT].


In many families we find dyspeptics, and frequently the reason of this is the badpoor bread. The mistress of the house decides that it must not hebe thrown away. T, and they eat it. Is this the way to dispose of poor bread? Will you put it in to the stomach to be converted into blood? Has the stomach power to make sour bread sweet? heavy bread, light? mouldy moldy bread, fresh? p. 6582, Para. 2, [14OT].


Mothers neglect this branch in the education of their daughters. They take the burden of care and labor, and are fast wearing out, while the daughter is excused, to visit, to crochet, or study her own pleasure. This is mistaken love, mistaken kindness. SheThe mother is doing an injury to her child, which frequently lasts her lifetime. At the age when she should be capable of bearing some of life's burdens, she is unqualified to do so. Care and burdens sSuch will not take takecare and burdens. They go light-loaded, excusing themselves from responsibilities, while the mother is careworn, and pressed down under her burden of care, as a cart beneath the sheaves. p. 66, Para. 1, [14OT].


The daughter does not mean to be unkind,; but she is careless and heedless, or she would notice the tired look, and mark the expression of pain upon the countenance of the mother, and would seek to do her part, hear to bear the heavier part of the burden, and relieve the mother, who must have freedom from care, or be brought upon a bed of suffering, and, it may be, of death. p. 6682, Para. 23, [14OT].


Why will mothers be so blind and deficientnegligent in the education of their daughters? I have been distressed, as I have visited different families, to see the mother bearing the heavy burden, while the daughter, who manifested buoyancy of spirit, and had a good degree of health and vigor, felt no care, no burden. When there are large gatherings, and families are burdened with company, I have seen the mother bearing the burden, with the care of everything upon her, while the daughters are sitting down chatting with young friends, having a social visit. These things seem so wrong to me that I can hardly forbear speaking to the thoughtless young,th and telltelling them to go to work. Release your tired mother. Lead her to a seat in the parlor, and urge her to rest and enjoy the society of her friends. p. 6683, Para. 31, [14OT].


But the daughters are not the ones to be blamed wholly in this matter. Mothers areThe mother is at fault. TheyShe haves not patiently instructed theirtaught her daughters how to cook. TheyShe knows that they lack knowledge in the cooking department, and therefore feels no release from the labor. TheyShe must attend to everything that requires care, thought, and attention. Young ladies should be thoroughly instructed in cooking. Whatever may be their circumstances in life, here is knowledge which may be put to a practical use. It is a branch of education which has the most direct influence upon human life, especially the lives of those held most dear. Many a wife and mother who has not had the right education, and lacks skill in the cooking department, has is daily presented presenting her family with food illy prepared,illprepared food while it has been ch is steadily and surely destroying the digestive organs, making a poor quality of blood, and frequently bringing on acute attacks of inflammatory disease, and causing premature death. Many have been brought to their death by eating heavy, sour bread. An instance was related to me of a hired girl who made a batch of sour, heavy bread. In order to get rid of it and conceal the matter, she threw it to a couple of very large hogs. Next morning the man of the house found his swine dead, and, upon examining the trough, found pieces of this heavy bread. He institutedmade inquiries, and the girl acknowledged what she had done. She had not a thought of the influenceeffect of such bread upon the swine. If heavy, sour bread will kill swine, which can devour rattlesnakes and almost every detestable thing, what effect will the sameit have upon theat tender organs oforgan, the human stomach? p. 6783, Para. 12, [14OT].


It is a religious duty for every Christian female girl and woman to learn at once to make good, sweet, light bread, from unbolted wheat flour. Mothers should take their daughters into the kitchen with them, when very young and teach them the art of cooking when very young. The mother cannot expect her daughter s to understand the mysteries of housekeeping without education. She should instruct them patiently, lovingly, and make the work as agreeable as she can by her cheerful countenance and encouraging words of approval. If they fail once, twice, or thrice, censure not. Already discouragement is doing its work, and bringing in a spirit of;tempting them to say: "It is of no use,; I can't do it." This is not the time for censure. The will is becoming weakened. It needs the spur of encouraging, cheerful, hopeful words, as,: "Never mind the mistakes you have made. You are but a learner, and must expect to make blunders. Try again. Put your mind on what you are doing. Be very careful, and you will certainly will succeed." p. 684, Para. 1, [14OT].


Many mothers do not feelrealize the weight attached to this importantimportance of this branch of knowledge, and rather than be tohave the trouble and care of instructing their children and bearing with the ir failings and errors of their child's efforts while learning, they prefer to do all themselves. And when their daughters make a failure in their efforts, they send them away with,: "It is no use,; you can't do this or that. You perplex and trouble me more than you help me." p. 685, Para. 21, [14OT].


HereThus the first efforts of the learner iss are repulsed by many,, and and the first failure has so cooleds their interest and ardor to learn, that they dread another trial, and will propose to sew, knit, clean house, --anything but cook. Here the mother was greatly at fault. She should have patiently instructed the learner, them that shethey might, by practice, obtain an experience that which would remove the awkwardness and remedy the unskillful movements of the inexperienced practitionerworker. Here I will add extracts from Test. Testimony No. 10, published in 1864: p. 6985, Para. 12, [14OT].


"Children thatwho have been petted and waited upon, always expect it; and if their expectations are not met, they are disappointed and discouraged. This same disposition will be seen through their whole lives, and; they will be helpless, leaning upon others for aid, expecting others to favor them, and yield to them. And if they are opposed., even after they afterhave grown to manhood and womanhood, they think themselves abused; and thus they worry their way through the world, hardly able to bear their own weight, often murmuring and fretting because everything does not suit them. p. 6985, Para. 23, [14OT].


"I saw that some peopleMistaken parents are teaching their children lessons which will prove ruinous to them, and they are also planting thorns for their own feet. Mistaken parents have thought if they gratified They think that by gratifying the wishes of their children, and let letting them follow their own inclinations, they wouldcan gain their love. What a mistaken idea! What an error! Children thus disciplined,indulged grow up unrestrained in their desires, unyielding in their dispositions, selfish, exacting, and overbearing, and are a curse to themselves and everybodyto all around them. Parents, tTo a great extent, parents hold in their own hands the future happiness of their children in their own hands. Upon them rests the important work of forming their children's character of these characterchildren. The instructions they give themgiven in childhood, will follow them all through their liveslife. Parents can sow the seed which will spring up and bear fruit either for good or evil. They can fit their sons and daughters for happiness or for misery. p. 6985, Para. 34, [14OT].


"Children should be taught very young to be useful, to help themselves, and to help others. Many daughters of this age can see their mothers toiling, cooking, washing, or ironing, while they sit without remorse of conscience, see their mothers toiling, cooking, washing, or ironing, while they sit in the parlor, to and read stories, knit edging, crochet, or embroider. Their hearts are as unfeeling as a stone. But where does this wrong originate? Who are the ones usually most to blame in this matter? The poor, deceived parents. They overlook the future good of their children, and, in their mistaken fondness, let them sit in idleness, or do that which is of but little account, which requires no exercise of the mind or muscles, and then excuse the ir indolent daughters because they are weakly. What has made them weakly? ItIn many cases it has often been the wrong course of the parents. A proper amount of exercise about the house would improve both mind and body. But theychildren are deprived of this, through false ideas, until the childrenthey are averse to work. Work It is disagreeable, and does not accord with their ideas of gentility. It is thought to be unlady-like and even coarse to wash dishes, iron, or stand over the wash-tub. This is the fashionable instruction which is given children in this unfortunate age. p. 70686, Para. 1, [14OT].


"God's people should be governed by differenthigher principles than worldlings, who seek to gauge all their course of action according to fashion. In every instanceGod-fearing parents should Godfearing parents train their children for a life of usefulness. . . . Prepare them to bear burdens whenwhile young. If your children have been unaccustomed to labor, they will soon become weary. They will complain of side-acheside ache, pain in the shoulders, and tired limbs,; and parentsyou will be in danger, through sympathy, of doing their work themselvesyourselves, rather than have their childrenthem suffer a little. Let the burden upon the children be very light at first, and then increase the laborsit a little more every day, until they can do a proper amount of labor without becoming so weary. Inactivity is the greatest cause of side-acheside ache and shoulderache shoulder ache among children. . . . p. 71686, Para. 12, [14OT].


"Mothers should take their daughters with them into the kitchen, and patiently educate them. Their constitution will be better for such labor. The, their muscles will gain tone and strength, and their meditations will be more healthy and elevated at the close of the day. They may be weary, but how sweet is rest after a proper amount of labor. Sleep, nature's sweet restorer, invigorates the weary body, and prepares it for the next day's duties. Do not intimate to your children that it is no matter whether they labor or not. Teach them that their help is needed, that their time is of value, and that you depend on their labor." p. 71687, Para. 21, [14OT].


BOOKS AND TRACTS. p. 72, Para. 1, [14OT].


The proper circulation and distribution of our publications, is one of the most important branches of the present work. But little can be done without this. And our ministers can do more in this work than any other class of persons. It is true that a few years ago many of our preachers, a few years since, were carrying the matter of the sale of books too far. Some of them not only added to their stock of publications which they held for sale, not only publications of little real value, but they also united with their business, articles of merchandise, some of these of little real value equally valueless. p. 72687, Para. 2, [14OT].


But some of our ministers now take an extreme view of what I said in Testimony No. 11, upon the sale of our publications. One in the State of New York, upon whom the burdens of labor do not rest heavily, who had acted as agent, holding a good assortment of publications, decided to sell no more, and wrote to the Ooffice, stating that the publications were subject to their order. This is wrong. Here I will give an extract from Testimony No. 11: p. 72687, Para. 3, [14OT].


"The burden of selling our publications should not rest upon ministers, laboring who labor in word and doctrine, to enter into the sale of publications. . Their time and strength should be held in reserve, that their efforts may be thorough in a series of meetings. Their time and strength should not be drawn upon to become salesmen, when thesell our books when they can be properly brought before the public by somethose who have not the burden of preaching the word resting upon them. In entering new fields, it may be necessary for the minister to take publications with him, to offer for sale to the people;, and it may be necessary in some other circumstances also to sell books and transact business for the Ooffice of publication. But such work should be avoided whenever it can be done by others." p. 72 688, Para. 41, [14OT].


The first portion of this extract is qualified by the last part. To be a little more definite, my views of this matter are, that thesesuch ministers, such as Elders Andrews, Waggoner, White, and Loughborough, who have the oversight of the work, and consequently have an extra amount of care, burden, and labor, should not add to their burdens by the sale of our publications, especially at tent meetings and at General Conferences. The view was given to correct those who at such meetings so far came down from the dignity of their work as to spread out before the crowd, merchandise which had no connection with the work. p. 73688, Para. 12, [14OT].


Our ministers who enjoy a comfortable state of health, may, with the greatest propriety, engage at proper times, engage in the sale of our important publications. Especially does the sale and circulation of such works as have recently been urged upon the attention of our people, claim vigorous efforts for them at this time. In four weeks, on our tour in the Counties counties of Gratiot, Saginaw, and Tuscola, my husband sold, and gave to the poor, $400four hundred dollars' worth. He first set the importance of the books before the people; then they were ready to take them as fast as he, with several to help him, could wait upon them. p. 73688, Para. 23, [14OT].


Why do not our brethren send in their pledges on the book and tract fund more liberally? And why do not our ministers take hold of this work in earnest.? Our people should see that these works are just what is needed to help those who need help. Here is a chance to invest in means according to the blessed plan of liberality. MenWe can sometimes be read men nearly as plainly as we read books. There are those among us who put from $100 one hundred to $1000one thousand dollars or more into the Health Institute, who pledge have pledged only from $5 five to $25twenty-five dollars in the great enterprise of publishing books, pamphlets, and tracts, setting forth truths which have to do with eternal life. One was supposed to be a paying investment. The other is supposed, as we might judge from the littleness of the pledges of donation,, is supposed to be a dead losts. p. 74 689, Para. 1, [14OT].


We shall not hold our peace upon this subject. Our people will come up to the work. The means will come. And we would say to those who are poor and want books,: Send in your orders, with a statement of your condition as to this world's goods. We will send you thea packages of books, containing four volumes of Spiritual Gifts, How to Live, Appeal to Youth, Appeal to Mothers, Sabbath Readings, and the two large charts, with Key of eExplanation. If you have a part of these books, state what you have, and we will send other books in their places, or send only such of these such as you have not. Send 50fifty cents to pay the postage, and we will send you the $5five-dollar package, and charge the fund $4 four dollars. p. 74689, Para. 2, [14OT].


In this charitable book matter, all must act upon the great plan of liberality, such as is carried out in the publication and sale of the American Bibles and American Ttracts. In many respects the course of these mammoth Societies are societies is worthy of imitation. Liberality is seen in wills and donations. A, and it is carried out in sales and donations of Bibles and tracts. Seventh-day Adventists should be as far ahead of these in the book matter as in other things. May God help us. Our tracts should be offered, by the hundred, at what they cost, leaving a little margin to pay for packing, or wrapping for the mail, and directing. And ministers and people should engage in the circulation of books, pamphlets, and tracts, as they have never donebefore. Sell where people can, are able and are willing to, purchase, and where they are not, give them. p. 75, Para. 1, [14OT].


THE DRESS REFORM. p. 75, Para. 2, [14OT].


This is the title of a tract of 16 pp., in which I have appealed to the people respecting the reform dress, in behalf of those who adopt it. The people have a right to know why we change our style of dress. It is not a book of visions. It is my views of the matter adapted to the condition of the public mind. My sisters everywhere will each want a package of 100. It is offered to them at the low price of $1.00 per hundred, post-paid. Address Ellen G. White, Greenville, Montcalm Co., Michigan. Sister Burgess will fill all orders in my absence. Those who can obtain this tract more conveniently at the Review Office, can do so at the same cost. p. 75, Para. 3, [14OT].


EPISTLES. p. 76, Para. 1, [14OT].


For want of room, but three personal epistles are given in this number. The next, which we hope to have ready by the time of the General Conference, will contain more. E. G. W. p. 76, Para. 2, [14OT].


WANTED. p. 76, Para. 3, [14OT].


A copy of all my personal testimonies to individuals and churches, which have not appeared in print. Those who have them will do me a great favor to send them to my address at their earliest convenience. p. 76, Para. 4, [14OT].


I do not design to publish all these; but they contain practical matter of importance, from which I may extract and publish. E. G. W. p. 76, Para. 5, [14OT].


POSTAGE. p. 76, Para. 6, [14OT].


Bro. W. Farrar writes from Kingston, Wis., March 23, 1868:-- p. 76, Para. 7, [14OT].


"Dear Bro. and Sr. White: Please find enclosed $5.00, to pay postage." p. 76, Para. 8, [14OT].


Thank you, dear brother. We do not recollect of paying postage on your account. You have set a good example to those persons, and those churches, whose required testimonies and letters have cost not only postage and stationery, but days of wearisome writing and copying. While these lines are being penned, two school teachers are copying in another room. James White, Ellen G. White. p. 76, Para. 9, [14OT].


Dear Bro. give them the books. p. 689, Para. 3, [1T].


THE CHRISTIAN'S WATCHWORD Dear Brother -----: I was shown in regard to your case that you move much from feeling instead of from firm principle. You lack a deep and thorough experience in the things of God. You need to be wholly converted to the truth. When a man's heart is fully converted, all that he possesses is consecrated to the Lord. This consecration you have not yet experienced. You love the truth in word, but do not manifest that love you profess, in your deeds and by your fruits. Your acts, your deeds, are evidences of the sincerity and, genuineness of your love, or of your indifference forto God and for h, His cause, and your love for your fellow-menfellow men. p. 77 690, Para. 1, [14OT].


How hasdid Christ manifested h His love for poor mortals? By the sacrifice he has made of hHis own glory, hHis own riches, and even hHis most precious life. Christ consented to a life of humiliation and great suffering. He submitted to the cruel mockings of an infuriated, murderous multitude, and to the most agonizing death upon the cross. Said Christ: "This is my My commandment, tThat ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are mMy friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." Here is theWe give evidence of being the friends of Christ, if when we manifest implicit obedience to his His will. It is no evidence to say, and do not; but in doing, in obeying, is the evidence. Who obey are obeying the commandment to love one another as Christ has loved them? them? Bro.Brother -----, you must have a firmer, deeper, and a more unselfish love, than you have ever yet have possessed, if you obey the commandment of Christ. p. 77690, Para. 2, [14OT].


You lack in benevolence. You labor to save yourself from care, trouble, or expense, for the cause of God. You have invested but little in the cause. Thate enterprise which man values the most, will be seen by his investments. If he places a higher estimate upon eternal things than upon temporal things, he will show this by his works; he will venture something here, and will invest the most, and venture the most, in that which he values the highest, and which in the end brings him the greatest profit. p. 78691, Para. 1, [14OT].


Men who profess the truth will engage in worldly enterprises, and invest much, and run great risks. If they lose nearly all they possess, they feelare deeply aggrieved, because they feel the inconvenience of the losses they have sustained. Y; yet they do not feel that their unwise course has deprived the cause of God of means, and that as God'sHis stewards, they have tomust render an account for this squandering of the Lord's money. Should they be required to venture something for the cause of God, to invest a quarter even of that which they have lost by their investment in earthly things, they would feel that heaven costs too much. p. 78 691, Para. 2, [14OT].


Eternal things are not appreciated. You are not a rich man, yet your heart may be just as much placed upon the little you have, and you may cling to it just as closely as the millionaire to his treasures. Small, very small, will be the profits realized by you in your investments in worldly enterprises; while, on the other hand, to if you invest in the cause of God, havemake that cause a part of you, and love it as you love yourself;, and beare willing to sacrifice for its advancement, showing your confidence and faith in its ultimate triumph, you will reap a precious harvest, if not in this life, in the better life than this. You will reap an eternal reward which is of as much higher value than any common, earthly gains, as the immortal is higher than the perishable. p. 78691, Para. 3, [14OT].


Bro.Brother -----, you seemed anxious to find out what had been said in regard to your position in the church, and what was our mind in regard to it. It was just this that I have written. I feared for you, because of what I have been shown of your peculiarities. You moved by impulse. You would pray if you felt tolike it, and speak if you felt tolike it. You would go to meeting if you felt toso disposed, or stay at home if younot. felt to. You lacked greatly lacked the spirit of self-sacrifice. You have consulted your own wishes and ease, and pleased yourself, instead of feeling that you should please God. Duty, duty! at your post every time. DidHave you enlisted as a soldier of the cross of Christ? iIf so, your feelings do not excuse you not from your duty. You must be willing to endure hardness as a good soldier. Go without the camp, bearing the reproach; for thus did the Captain of your salvation. The qualifications of a bishop, or of an elder or deacon, are, to be "blameless, as the stewards of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate,; holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers." p. 79692, Para. 1, [14OT].


Paul enumerates the precious gifts to be desired, and exhorts the brethren: "He that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love,; in honor preferring one another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit,; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, ; patient in tribulation,; continuing instant in prayer,; distributing to the necessity of saints,; given to hospitality." "Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good;, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to coniccome, that they may lay hold on eternal life." Here is a wise and perfectly safe investment; good works are here specified and recommended for our practice, for your practice. Here are profits that are valuable. There will be no danger of a failure here. A store, a treasure ismay be here secured in Hheaven, a constant accumulation which will give to the invester a security,investor a title to eternal life. And, when his life here shall here close, and probation end, he may lay hold on eternal life. p. 80692, Para. 12, [14OT].


Bro.Brother -----, you, I saw, are not a lover of hospitality, you shun burdens. You feel that it is a task to feed the saints, and look after their wants, is a task, and that all you do in this direction is lost. Please read the above scriptures, and may God give you understanding and discernment, is my earnest prayer. As a family you need more to cultivate liberality, and to be less self-caring. Love to invite God's people to your house, and, as occasion may require, share with them cheerfully, gladly, that of which the Lord has made you stewards. Do not give grudgingly these little favors. As ye ou do these things to myChrist's disciples, ye ou do it unto me,Him; just so, as you begrudge the saints of God your hospitality, you begrudge it to Jesus the same. p. 80693, Para. 21, [14OT].


The health reform is essential for you both. Sister ----- has been backward in this good work, and has suffered opposition to arise, and has when she knew not known what she was opposing. She has opposedresisted the counsel of God against her own soul. Intemperate appetite has brought debility and disease, weakening the moral powers, and unfitting her to appreciate the sacred truth, the value of the atonement, which is essential to salvation. Sister ----- loves this world. She has not separated, in her affections, from the world, and given herself unreservedly to God, as hHe requires. He will not accept half a sacrifice. All, all, all, is God's, and we are required to render perfect service. Says Paul,: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living [not dying] sacrifice, holy and, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world,: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." What a privilege is thus allowed asus, to prove for ourselves, experimentally, the mind of the Lord, and hHis will toward us. Praise hHis dear name for this precious gift! I have been shown that Sister -----'sB's grasp must be broken from this world before she can have a true, safe hold of the better world than this. p. 81693, Para. 12, [14OT].


Bro.Brother -----, you should move carefully and keep self under; be patient, meek, and lowly. A meek and quiet spirit is, in the sight of God, of great price. Then yYou should cherish that which God esteems of worth. A work must be accomplished for you both before you can meet the measurement of God. Work while the day lasts, for the night cometh in which no man can work. Stand in the clear light yourselves, then can you let your light so shine, that others, by seeing your good works, will be led to glorify your Hheavenly Father. In love, E. G. W. Greenville, Mich., January 23,1868. p. 82, Para. 1, [14OT].


Dear Bro. and Sr.Michigan, Jan. 23, 1868. p. 694, Para. 1, [1T].


SYMPATHY AT HOME Dear Brother and Sister -----: Your cases have been brought before me in vision. As I viewed your lives, they looked appeared to be a terrible mistake. Bro.Brother -----, you have not a happy temperament. You areAnd not being happy yourself, and you fail to make others happy. You have not cultivated affection, tenderness, and love. Your wife has suffered all through her married life for sympathy. Your married life has been very much like a desert--but very few green spots to look back upon with grateful remembrance. It need not have been thus. p. 82694, Para. 2, [14OT].


Bro. -----, lLove cannotcan no more exist without revealing itself in outward acts, any more than fire can be kept alive without fuel. You, Brother C, have felt that it was beneath your dignity to manifest tenderness by kindly acts, and to watch for an opportunity to evince affection for your wife by words of tenderness and kind regard. You are very changeable in your feelings, and are very much affected by surrounding circumstances which surround you. You have not felt that it was wrong,-- displeasing to God,--to to allow your mind to be fully engrossed with the world, and then bring your worldly perplexities into your family, thus letting the adversary into your home. When It is very easy for you thus to open the door, which is very easy for you to do (but you will find it not so easy to close),; it will be very difficult will it be to turn out the enemy when once you have brought him in. Leave your business cares, and perplexities, and annoyances, when you leave your business. Come to your family with a cheerful countenance, with sympathy, tenderness, and love. This will be better than expending money for medicines, or money expended for or physicians for your wife. It will be health to the body and strength to the soul. Your lives have been very wretched. You have both acted a part in making them so. God is not pleased with your misery, but; you have brought it upon yourselves by want of self-control. p. 82695, Para. 31, [14OT].


You let feelings bear sway. You think it beneath your dignity, Bro.Brother -----, to manifest love;, to speak kindly and affectionately. All these tender words, you think, savor of softness and weakness, and are unnecessary. But in their place come the fretful words--wordswords, words of discord, of strife, and of censure. Do you account thisthese as manly, and noble;? as an exhibition of the sterner virtues of your sex? However you may consider them, God looks upon them with displeasure, and marks them in hHis book. Angels flee from the dwelling where words of discord are exchanged;, where gratitude is almost a stranger to the heart; but, and censure leaps like black-balls black balls to the lips, spotting the garments, and defiling the Christian character. p. 82695, Para. 42, [14OT].


When you married your wife, she loved you. She was extremely sensitive, extremely so, andyet with painstaking on your part, and fortitude on hers, her health need not have been what it it is. But your stern coldness made you like an iceberg, freezing up the channel of love and affection. Your censures, your fault-findings, censure and faultfinding haves been like a desolating hail to a sensitive plant. It has chilled and nearly destroyed the life of the plant. Your love of the world is eating out the good traits inof your character. Your wife is of a different turn, and more generous. But when she has, even in small matters, exercised her generous instincts, you have felt a drawback in your feelings and have censured her. You have felt a drawback in your feelings. You indulge a close, begrudging and grudging spirit. You make your wife feel that she is a tax, a burden, and that she has no right to exercise her generosity at your expense. All these things are of such a discouraging nature that she feels hopeless and helpless, and has not stamina to bear her up against it, but bends to the force of the blast. Her disease is pain of the nerves. Were her married life agreeable, she would possess a good degree of health. But all through your married life the demon has been a guest in your family to exult over your misery. p. 84696, Para. 1, [14OT].


Disappointed hopes have made you both completely wretched. You will have no reward for your suffering, for you have madecaused it yourselves. Your own words have been like deadly poison upon nerve and brain, upon bone and muscle. You reap that which you sow. You do not appreciate the feelings and sufferings of each other. God is displeased with the hard, unfeeling, world-loving spirit you possess. Bro.Brother -----, the love of money is the root of all evil. You have loved money, loved the world; you have looked at the illness of your wife as a severe, a terrible, tax, not realizing that it is your fault in a great measure that she is sosick. You have not the elements of a contented spirit. You dwell upon your troubles; imaginary want and poverty far ahead stare you in the face; you feel afflicted, distressed, agonized; your brain seems on fire;, your spirits depressed. SweetYou do not cherish love to God, and precious gratitude cherished in yourof heart for all the blessings which your kind Hheavenly Father has bestowed upon you, you do not have. You see only the discomforts of life. A worldly insanity shuts you in like heavy clouds of thick darkness. Satan exults over you, because you will have misery, when peace and happiness are at your command. p. 84696, Para. 2, [14OT].


You listen to a discourse--thediscourse; the truth affects you, and the nobler powers of your mind arouse to control your actions. You see how little you have sacrificed for God, how closely self has been cherished, and you feelare swayed to the right by the influence of the truth you are under; but when you pass from under this sacred, sanctifying, soothing influence, you do not possess the sanctifying influence in it in your own heart, and you soon fall into the same barren, ungenial state of feelings. Work, work--you work, you must work-- ; brain, bone, and muscle are taxed to the utmost to get means which your imagination tells you must be obtained, or want and starvation will be your lot. This is a delusion of Satan, one of his wily snares to lead you to perdition. "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. " But you make for yourself a time of trouble beforehand. p. 85 697, Para. 1, [14OT].


You have not faith, and love, and confidence in God. If you had, you would trust in hHim. You worry yourself out of the arms of Christ, fearing hthat He will not care for you. Health is sacrificed. God is not glorified in your body and spirit, which are hHis. There is not thea sweet, cheering, home influence to soothe and counteract the evil which is predominant in your nature. The high, noble powers of your mind are overpowered by the lower organs. T; the evil traits of your character are developed. p. 86697, Para. 12, [14OT].


You are selfish, exacting, and overbearing. This ought not to be. Your salvation depends on your encouraging aacting from principle--serving God from principle;, not from feeling, not from impulse. God will help you when you feel your need of help, and set about the work with a resolution. a will,, trusting in trusting in GodHim with all your heart. Control your words. You are often discouraged when you have not without sufficient reason to be. You possessindulge feelings akin to hatred. Your likes and dislikes are greatstrong. These you must control restrain. Control the tongue. "He that offendethIf any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body." Help has been laid upon oOne that is mighty. He will be your strength, your and support, your front guard, and rearward. p. 86698, Para. 21, [14OT].


What preparations are you making for the better life? It is Satan who makes you think that all your powers are required tomust be exercised to get along in this lifeworld. You are fearing and trembling for the future of this life, while theyou are neglecting the future, eternal life is neglected. Where is the anxiety, the earnestness, the zeal, lest you should make a failure here, there and sustain an immense loss? To lose a little of this world seems to you a terrible calamity to you, which would cost your life. But to lose Heaven, not half the fears are manifested. You are in danger throughthe thought of losing heaven does not cause half the fears to be manifested. Through your careful efforts to save your life here, of losing it eternally. You cannot afford to lose Heaventhis life, you are in danger of losing eternal life. You cannot afford to lose heaven, lose eternal life, lose the eternal weight of glory. AYou cannot afford to lose all these riches, this exceedingly precious, immeasurable happiness, riches and treasure, you cannot afford to lose. Why do you not act like a sane man, and be as earnest, as zealous, and as persevering, in your efforts for the better life, the immortal crown, the eternal, treasure which is imperishable treasure, as you are for this poor, miserable life, and these poor, perishable, earthly treasures? p. 86698, Para. 32, [14OT].


Your heart is on your earthly treasures, therefore you have no heart for the heavenly. These poor things which are seen--the earthly--eclipse the glory of the heavenly. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Your words will showdeclare, your acts will declareshow, where your treasure is. If it is in this world, the little gain of earth, your anxieties will be manifested in that direction. If you are possessstriving for the immortal inheritance with an earnestness, an energy, and zeal proportionate to theits value of everlasting life and the immortal inheritance, then can you be a fair candidate for everlasting life, and heir of glory. You need a fresh conversion every day. Die daily to self, keep your tongue as with a bridle, control your words, cease your murmurings, your and complaints. L, let not one word of censure escape your lips. If itthis requires a great effort, make it; you will be repaid in so doing. p. 87698, Para. 13, [14OT].


Your life is now miserable, full of evil forebodings. Gloomy pictures loom up before you; dark unbelief has inclosedenclosed you about. By talking on the side of unbelief you have grown darker and darker, and; you taken satisfaction in dwelling upon unpleasant themes. If others try to talk hopefully, you crush out in them every hopeful feeling by talking all the more earnestly and severely. Your trials and afflictions are ever keeping before your wife the soulharrowing thought that you consider her a burden because of her illness. If you love darkness and despair, talk of them, dwell upon them, and harrow up your soul by conjuring up in your imagination everything you can to cause you to murmur against your family and against God, and make your own heart like a field which the fire has passed over, destroying all verdure, and leaving it dry, blackened, and crisped. p. 88699, Para. 1, [14OT].


You have a diseased imagination, and deserve pity. Yet no one can help you as well as yourself. If you want faith, talk faith; talk hopefully, cheerfully. May God help you to see the sinfulness of your course. You need help in this matter--thematter, the help of your daughter and of your wife. If you suffer Satan to control your thoughts as you have done, you will become a special subject for him to use, and will ruin your own soul, and the happiness of your family. What a terrible influence has your daughter had! The mother, not receiving love, and sympathy and affection from you, has centered her affections upon the daughter, and has idolized her. She has been a petted, indulged, and nearly-spoiled nearly spoiled child, through the exercise of injudicious affection. Her education has been sadly neglected. Had she been educated to household duties, to act her part in bearing her share of the burdens of the family, she instructed in household duties, taught to bear her share of the family burdens, she would now be more healthful healthy and happy. It is the duty of every mother to teach her children to act their part in life in being useful;, to act a part in sharing share her burdens, and not be useless machines. p. 699, Para. 2, [1T].


Your daughter's health would have been better to have had she been educated her to physical labor. Her muscles and nerves are weak, lax, and feeble. How can they be otherwise, when they have so little use? This child has but little power of endurance. p. 88, Para. 2, [14OT].


A small amount of physical exercise wearies her and endangers health. There is not elasticity in muscles and nerves. Her physical powers have so long lain dormant so long that her life is nearly useless. Mistaken mother! know you not that in giving your daughter so many privileges of learning the sciences, and not educating her to usefulness and household labor, you do her a great injury? This exercise would have hardened, or confirmed, her constitution, and improved her health would have been far better. Instead of this tenderness proving a blessing, it will prove a terrible curse. THad the mother, had she shared herfamily burdens been shared with the daughter, the mother would not have overdone, and might have saved herself much suffering, and the daughter been benefitted benefi