The Beginning of the Review and Herald

July 1849 - 17 November 1850

Present Truth was the forerunner of the paper that would be known by a number of names until the day: Advent Review, Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, Review and Herald, and Adventist Review.

James said, "Now this is my first work. I expect to get out a journal called the Advent Review, sixteen pages, the size of the Present Truth."

In August 1850 the Whites moved from the Belden home in Connecticut to the Harris home at Port Byron, New York. There James began his new journal, and had it printed in nearby Auburn. As James began to publish, Ellen was given advance warning that although Satan would try to hinder, they must continue, and struggle for the victory. The great adversary did all in his power to block the spread of truth.

It was soon apparent that the Advent Review was doing an effective work and fulfilling its God-appointed mission. Four issues of the Advent Review were published at Oswego during August and September. The type was saved, and a 48-page combined number was issued as a "Special" almost immediately. During the next few years it was given a wide distribution.

In late October 1850 the Whites took up residence in Paris, Maine, for the purpose of publishing the three angels' messages. James had suspended the publication of Present Truth while they made an itinerary to Vermont, Canada, and Maine from mid-May to mid-July, and while he was publishing the first four numbers of the Advent Review at Auburn, New York. In early November at Paris he picked up the Present Truth again and put out number 11.

At the conference in Paris on Sabbath and Sunday, November 16 and 17, it was decided to combine Present Truth and the Advent Review. The new periodical would be called The Second Advent Review and Sabbath Herald.

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