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The Great Second Advent Movement: Its Rise and Progress

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    Housekeeping with Borrowed Furniture

    In order to show the spirit of sacrifice which actuated the early pioneers in this message, we note the following from Mrs. White’s statement of their situation in the winter of 1857-58, when they occupied rooms in the spacious home of S. Howland, Topsham, Maine, where with borrowed furniture they set up housekeeping:—GSAM 266.1

    “We were poor, and saw close times. My husband worked at hauling stone on the railroad, which wore the skin of his fingers through, and the blood started in many places. We had resolved not to be dependent, but to support ourselves, and have wherewith to help others. But we were not prospered. My husband worked very hard, but could not get what was due him for his labor.GSAM 266.2

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