The Move to Greenville

02 May 1867

False report and criticism had done their work among the church members in Battle Creek. James and Ellen White were terribly disappointed at the cold reception. Under these circumstances they packed some of their goods and on Thursday, April 25, left by wagon for Greenville. They arrived at the Maynard home Tuesday afternoon, April 30."Home again," they sighed. From the Maynard yard they could see the framework of their new home, rising half a mile away on farm acreage they had purchased before the trip to Battle Creek."Before getting out of the carriage," wrote James White, they drove over to it "and viewed the premises." He added, "Today, May 2, we start the plow for garden. We hope, with the blessing of God, to prosper in our new home" (RH, May 14, 1867).

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