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In the News (Thu 30 Oct 14)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Society of Friends (Quakers)
In the United States, where, in the beginning of the last century, they had eight prosperous yearly meetings, their progress was arrested by two schisms, known as the Separation of 1828 and the Wilburite Controversy.
The disturbance of 1828 was occasioned by the preaching of Elias Hicks (1748-1830), an eloquent and extremely popular speaker, who, in his later years, put forth unsound views concerning the Person and work of Christ.
He was denounced as a Unitarian; and, although the charge seemed well founded, many adhered to him, not so much from partaking his theological heresies, as to protest against the excessive power and influence claimed by the elders and overseers.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06304b.htm   (1951 words)

  
 Elijah Billingsley family
In August 1855 the pioneers noticed that the leaves of the cottonwoods on the riverbottom were covered with a sweet substance they called “honey dew.” Some thought it came from the cottonwood leaves, but others reported finding it on willows, milkweed, or pooled on rocks, as thick as window glass.
Bishop Elias Blackburn describes it as “a hard white substance,.
Elijah and Mary’s marriage is recorded in the Nauvoo temple record (FHL film 0183374), along with a number of other marriages performed in the President’s Office and on the plains.
billingsley.parkinsonfamily.org /histories/ben-billingsley.htm   (9891 words)

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