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Hutchinson of Montreal – February 1844

April 3, 2008

Review and Herald for 1853 – Vol. 04 – No. 08

F. G. Brown, in an article published in the Midnight Cry of Feb. 15th, 1844, writes thus :

” During our Conference [New Bedford, Mass.] we were favored among other good brethren whom we love, with the presence of Bro. Hutchinson, of Montreal, Editor of the Voice of Elijah. His pow- erful presentation of scripture truth, and his brief recital of what he had suffered in its defense, thrill- ed every heart, and drew the silent tear from many an eye. Bro. H. occupies the most favorable position for distributing the light throughout the British Possessions and Europe. Having a large acquaintance in Europe, and as papers can be sent from the Canadas thither free of postage, he has embraced every opportunity of sending large supplies by each returning Steamship. He has forwarded them to the Canadas, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Constantinople, Rome, &c.”

Canada in Early Adventist Periodicals – 1850

March 30, 2008


The Advent Review, August, 1850, Page 13 


BROMPTON, Canada East, July 21, 1850.

(Probably Bromptonville near Sherbrooke, Quebec. See maps below.)

To the Saints scattered abroad: …

… We prayed to God to send us help, and he heard our prayers. He sent Brother Joseph Bates, his faithful servant, who gave us meat in due season. He proclaimed to us the THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE, Rev. xiv, 9-12, and proved to us, from the word of the Lord, that we were in the patient waiting time, and that ” here is the patience of the saints, here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

He showed to us that the commandments of God are his ten commandments, that he with his own finger wrote on two tables of stone, and that the faith, or testimony of Jesus [see Rev, xii, 17] embraces the requirements introduced- by the gospel of Jesus Christ. He proved to us that the Sabbath of the Lord our God, is binding on us to observe; that God had not changed it to the first day, but the Pope had, and that observing the first day of the week is the mark of the beast mentioned in Rev. xiv, 9.


Canada East


 At Melbourne, (C. E.) (further north on highway 55) we had a joyful time. There is about twenty, within a few miles around, are strong in the truth. Brother and Sister Lothrop of Eaton met with us. They are also strong in the truth. We had one meeting in Hatley, and had a precious interview with Elder Warden. We hope that he will soon be sounding the third angel’s message. There is a waking up to the present truth in Canada East, and we trust that the brethren there will be faithful, and patiently and perseveringly present the light to those who have an ear to hear.

Adventist Review, August, 1850, page 15


The Advent Review
Extra, September, 1850


Page 6

“… But when Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab: Ahab said unto Elijah, ‘Art thou he that TROUBLETH ISRAEL’ So also it is now, when we urge the keeping of all of the commandments of God, we are charged with troubling Israel, and sowing discord, and causing divisions, &c.

Some notices of this character have appeared in the ‘Advent Herald,’ and the ‘Advent Harbinger.’

The most prominent Advent preacher in Canada West, said to Br. Holt when we were there, ‘I wish you would not present this suject here, (referring to the Sabbath question,) for it will make me so much more LABOR and TROUBLE.’

But we will answer them in the language of Elijah to Ahab. We ‘have not troubled Israel: but thou and they father’s house, in that ye have FORSAKEN THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD, AND THOU HAST FOLLOWED BALAAM,’ (the Pope.) The commandments of God, then was the message of Elijah when he came out of the wilderness. His work was to restore the keeping of the commandments of the Lord, which constituted the true worship of the true God.

By remembering these former things of old, declaring the end from ancient times, the things now being done, we learn our present position, present duty, and the work before us…”