During this time the intensity of the war had been such that the General Conference Committee made an appeal for Sabbath, August 27, to be made a day of fasting and prayer.

Three points of concern were named in a brief article in the Review:

  1. The existing war, which threatens to very much retard the progress of the third angel's message.
  2. Ccondition of American slaves.
  3. That God will direct His people to act wisely and humbly in reference to the draft, and overrule impending events to their good and His glory (RH, Aug. 9, 1864).
Date start: 1864-08-27 00:00:00
Date end: 1864-08-27 00:00:00