Over the weekend of August 3 and 4, 1861, a difficult meeting was held in Roosevelt, New York. During a season of special prayer, Ellen was taken off in vision and was shown, among other things, in "in regard to church order, and the struggle of our nation, and its effect upon the cause" (RH, Aug. 27, 1861).

As they moved through the state and saw what was happening, James White was "stung with the thought that the balance of influence is either against, or silent upon, the subject of organization" (ibid., Sept. 3, 1861).

Date start: 1861-08-03 00:00:00
Date end: 1861-08-04 00:00:00