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REMINISCENCES

BY C. A. LAMB.
Written June, 1874

With melancholy pleasure we remember the joy which we derived in our wilderness homes from the society of beloved brethren and sisters who had bid adieu to the privileges and luxuries of an old country to hazard the hardships and dangers of a new. What joyful seasons we realized when, in order to enjoy Christian privileges, sisters would travel on foot six or seven miles, sometimes with a babe in their arms, not on sidewalks, but upon the rough earth, by marked trees, and then meet together in a log school-house, or some brother's cabin to listen to the Word and enjoy again the ordinances of the Christian church. But now the scene changed; instead of the log cabins for dwellings or school-houses, in almost every town and hamlet there are convenient dwellings, and the towering spire arises from convenient, and in many cases, magnificent temples dedicated to the service of the true God, accompanied by temples of science dedicated to the welfare of the. rising generation, while the band which first consecrated themselves to the service of God and to the salvation of man at Pontiac, has multiplied its twenties a thousand fold. Here, my brethren, we will raise our Ebenezer, and inscribe upon it "hitherto the Lord hath helped us. "

Michigan


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