History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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  • Historical Introduction
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of ether. Some, at times, appeared like bright shooting  meteors, with long trains of light following in their course,  and sometimes in numbers, resembled Large drops  of rain in sunshine. Some of the long trains of light  following the meteoric stars, were visible for some seconds;  those streaks would curl and twist up like serpents writh ing. The appearance was beautiful, grand, and sublime be yond description; as though all the artilery and fireworks of  eternity were set in motion to enchant and entertain the  saints, and terrify and awe the sinners of the earth.  Beautiful & terrific as was the scenery, which might be compared to  the falling figs or fruit when the tree is shaken by a mighty  wind, yet it will not fully compare with with the time  when the sun shall become black like sackcloth of hair,  the moon like blood, Revelation 6. 13,th and the stars  fall to the earth,— as these appeard to vanish when they  fell behind the trees or <came> near the ground, <The same Phenomena  was also seen in the Eastern Hemisphere—>
19 November 1833 • Tuesday
November 19th. 1833. I wrote as follows, from ,  to Upper Canada.
; We arrived at this place on the fourth  ultimo. after a fatiguing journey, during which, we were  blessed with usual health. We parted with and  Mother Nickerson at , in good health, and they ex pressed a degree of satisfaction for the prosperity and  blessings of their journey. Since our arrival here has been afflicted with sore eyes, which is probably  the reason why you have not previously heard from  us, as he was calculating to write you immediately.  But though I expect he will undoubtedly write you  soon, as his eyes are evidently better, yet, lest you should  be impatient to learn something concerning us, I have  thought, that perhaps a few lines from me, though  there may be a lack of fluency according to the Literati  of the age, may might be received with a degree of  satisfaction on your part, at least, when you call  to mind the near relation with which we are united  by the everlasting ties of the gospel of our Lord Jesus  Christ.
We found our families, and the in this place, [p. 377]
of ether. Some, at times, appeared like bright shooting meteors, with long trains of light following in their course, and in numbers, resembled Large drops of rain in sunshine. Some of the long trains of light following the meteoric stars, were visible for some seconds; those streaks would curl and twist up like serpents writhing. The appearance was beautiful, grand, and sublime beyond description; as though all the artilery and fireworks of eternity were set in motion to enchant and entertain the saints, and terrify and awe the sinners of the earth. Beautiful & terrific as was the scenery, which might be compared to the falling figs or fruit when the tree is shaken by a mighty wind, yet it will not fully compare with the time when the sun shall become black like sackcloth of hair, the moon like blood, Revelation 6. 13,th and the stars fall to the earth,— as these appeard to vanish when they fell behind the trees or came near the ground, The same Phenomena was also seen in the Eastern Hemisphere—
19 November 1833 • Tuesday
November 19th. 1833. I wrote as follows, from , to Upper Canada.
; We arrived at this place on the fourth ultimo. after a fatiguing journey, during which, we were blessed with usual health. We parted with and Mother Nickerson at , in good health, and they expressed a degree of satisfaction for the prosperity and blessings of their journey. Since our arrival here has been afflicted with sore eyes, which is probably the reason why you have not previously heard from us, as he was calculating to write you immediately. But though I expect he will undoubtedly write you soon, as his eyes are evidently better, yet, lest you should be impatient to learn something concerning us, I have thought, that perhaps a few lines from me, though there may be a lack of fluency according to the Literati of the age, might be received with a degree of satisfaction on your part, at least, when you call to mind the near relation with which we are united by the everlasting ties of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We found our families, and the in this place, [p. 377]
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