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Benjamin Lyon Smith
The Millennial Harbinger Abridged (1902)



M R.   C A M P B E L L ' S   W O R K.


[Compiled by Benjamin Lyon Smith.]

        Born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland, 12th of 1788 September, 1788.

Teaches school.
      April 1.--Takes charge of his father's school at Rich 1807 Hill, Ireland, his father starting to America.

Attends Glasgow University.
      Campbell's family sails from Londonderry, for America, October 1. October 7.--Shipwrecked on Isle of Islay, one of the Hebrides. November 3.--Reaches Glasgow, to become student of the university.

Reaches America.

Devotes his life to Christian Union.
      August 5.--Sails to America. September 29.--Lands at New York. October 25.--Reaches Washington, Pa. America. Reads proof-sheets of the "Declaration and Address," and devotes his life to the plea for Christian union. "Declaration and Address" published.

First sermon.
      Publishes the "Clarinda" essays. Preaches first sermon, July 15, from Matt. vii. 24-27.


First Preaching Tour.

Begins weekly communion.

First immersions in Brush Run Church.

Moves to Bethany.
      March 12.--Married Miss Margaret Brown. May 4.--Christian Association transforms itself into an independent church. Alexander Campbell licensed to preach. May 16.--Leaves home on first preaching tour through north-eastern Ohio. Returns June 14. On the 16th preaches the first sermon in Brush Run meeting-house. The church at Brush Run began to celebrate the Lord's Supper weekly. July 4.--Thomas Campbell immerses James Bryant, Margaret Fullerton and Abraham Alters, himself standing on a root of a tree outside the water; these were the first immersions of the Brush Run Church. Alexander Campbell moves to his father-in-law's home, assists in the farm work, and preaches. December 25.--Writes memorabilia of heart examination and formulates his views of church government.



Becomes a Baptist.
      January 1.--Ordained to the work of the ministry. March 13.--His daughter Jane was born. Begins a new study of the subject of baptism; on the 12th of June is [405] immersed by Elder Matthias Luce, of the Baptist Church, on the confession of faith in Christ as the Son of God. His father, Thomas Campbell, concedes to him the leadership of the movement. Brush Run Church becomes a church of immersed believers. The Brush Run Church is received into the Redstone Association (Baptist), and Mr. Campbell becomes a Baptist.

      Mr. Campbell's second daughter (Eliza) was born September 13.

Father-in-law gives him a farm.
      June 8.--Brush Run Church resolves to move as a body to Zanesville, O. Mr. John Brown, Mr. Campbell's father-in-law, in order to keep Mr. Campbell near him, deeded him the farm in fee simple.

Visits Eastern cities.
      November 20.--Maria Louisa Campbell born. December 12.--Mr. Campbell goes East, to Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D. C., to solicit funds to build a meeting-house at Wellsburg, securing $1,000.

Opposition in Red- stone Association.
Sermon on the law.
      August 30.--Meeting of Redstone Association; opposition to Mr. Campbell's views is manifested. Alexander Campbell preaches the "Sermon on the Law," which is taken by many as the date of the beginning of the separate independent movement for Christian union, as it marks the beginning of the separation from the Baptists. Mr. Campbell comes to be regarded with suspicion of heresy by the Baptists.

Thomas Campbell moves to Kentucky.
      Thomas Campbell moves to Cambridge, O., and later to Kentucky, leaving upon Alexander Campbell the entire advocacy of the new plea in western Pennsylvania, western Virginia and eastern Ohio.

Issues his first challenge to religious discussion.

Opens Buffalo Seminary.
      Opposition increases in Redstone Association and among pedobaptists. January 17.--A daughter (Lavinia) born to Mr. and Mrs. Campbell. Mr. Campbell challenges a Rev. Mr. Finley, a union Presbyterian minister, to discuss the points of difference; Mr. Campbell's first challenge to debate religious subjects. Mr. Campbell opens a seminary, called Buffalo Seminary, in his own home, boarding the young men in his family.

Meets Walter Scott.
      Walter Scott arrives at Pittsburg from Scotland, and meets Mr. Campbell and becomes acquainted with the plea for Christian union. Thomas Campbell returns from Kentucky to assist in Buffalo Seminary, and assumes pastoral care of the Brush Run Church. Mr. Campbell writes the "Candidus" letters on the "Moral Societies" of [406] the time, breaking their influence. Continues to manage Buffalo Seminary and the farm.

First public debate.

Mahoning Associ- ation founded.
      March 27.--Mr. Campbell asked to debate with Rev. John Walker. June 19 and 20.--Campbell-Walker debate was held at Mt. Pleasant, O. Mr. Campbell's first public oral discussion. It was on the subject and action of baptism. August 30.--Mahoning Association formed.

Sydney Rigdon visits A. Campbell.
      July.--Adamson Bentley and Sidney Rigdon visit Mr. Campbell at his home, remaining two days. They were taught the distinctive teachings of the Reformation and embraced them. July 14.--Clarinda Campbell born.

      Through Mr. Campbell's influence, Sidney Rigdon was called to become pastor of the church at Pittsburg. November.--John Brown Campbell was born.

First number Christian Baptist issued.

First visit to Kentucky.

Debate with McCalla.
      July 4.--First number of the Christian Baptist, a monthly magazine, was issued. Mr. Campbell was its editor and publisher. August.--Organizes the church at Wellsburg, outside the jurisdiction of the Redstone Association; this church was afterward received into the Mahoning Association. October 13.--Starts on horseback to First visit to Kentucky, his first visit; he was accompanied by Sidney Rigdon. October 15-22.--Debate with Rev. W. I. McCalla, a Presbyterian minister at Washington, Ky. After the debate he visited Mayslick and Lexington. December.--Published the Campbell-McCalla debate.

Received with Wells- burg Church into Mahoning Associ- ation.
Tour of Kentucky.
      Wellsburg Church received into Mahoning Association. September.--Mr. Campbell made a tour of Kentucky lasting three months. Meets John Smith and leading Baptists. December 16.--Margaretta Campbell was born.

      Devoted largely to the Christian Baptist, beginning the series "Restoration of the Ancient Order of Things." Continues to work on the farm.

Death of Margaretta Campbell.
Visits Virginia.
      Walter Scott removes to Steubenville and opens a private school. In May Mr. Campbell attended the Mahoning Association at Warren, O. Margaretta Campbell died. In July he visited eastern Virginia and met the leading Baptist ministers. They refuse to accept his reformatory views. His standing with the Baptists becomes more precarious. Makes his third visit to Kentucky; goes to Nashville, Tenn. This trip was taken for Mrs. Campbell's health.

Publishes "Living Oracles."
Walter Scott elected evangelist of Mahoning Association.
Death of Mrs. Margaret Campbell.
      April.--Mr. Campbell published the George Campbell, Doddridge and Macknight translation of the New Testament, [407] with notes and annotations; this publication he called "The Living Oracles." August.--Mr. Campbell attends the Mahoning Association at Lisbon, O., taking Walter Scott with him. August 25.--Walter Scott elected evangelist by the Mahoning Association, to travel and labor among the churches of the Association. October 22.--Mrs. Margaret Brown Campbell died.

Walter Scott begins work in Mahoning Association.

Second edition of "Living Oracles."

Accepts Robert Owen's challenge.

Publishes first hymn-book.
Marries Selena H. Bakewell.
      January.--Walter Scott visits Mr. Campbell at his home; study the gospel together. March.--Walter Scott begins be his work as evangelist at Lisbon, O. Preaches, for the first time, baptism for the remission of sins. The church at Lisbon abandons the Philadelphia Confession of Faith, and becomes the mother church of the Reformation in Ohio. Wm. Amend, of Lisbon, was the first person in modern times to be baptized for the remission of sins. (Acts ii. 38.) Mr. Campbell issued a second edition of "The Living Oracles." Reissued several of the earlier volumes of the Christian Baptist. Imports Merino and Saxony sheep, the first to bring them over the Allegheny Mountains. Jane Campbell married Albert G. Ewing, of Nashville, Tenn. April 25.--Mr. Campbell accepted Robert Owen's challenge. Owen's challenge to debate the claims of infidelity as opposed to religion. July.--Publishes hymn-book--125 psalms and hymns. July 31.--Mr. Campbell married Miss Selina R. Bakewell. H. Bakewell, of Wellsburg. Attends the Mahoning Association at Warren, O.

Campbell-Owen debate.
Ceases publication of Christian Baptist.
      April 13-22.--The Campbell-Owen debate held in the Methodist Church at Cincinnati, O. Mr. Campbell plans to discontinue the publication of the Christian Baptist, fearing the name of Christian Baptists would be given the advocates of reform and seeing that the work of destructive criticism had gone far enough and the time for constructive work had arrived. The principles of the Reformation were spreading very rapidly, many accepting the new teaching in England and Ireland. In August elected to and in October attends at Richmond the Constitutional Convention of Virginia.

Millennial Harbinger Issued.

Separation from Baptists takes place.

Mahoning Associ- ation dissolves into annual meeting.

Debate with Rev. O Jennings.
      January 1.--The first number of the magazine, the Millennial Harbinger, was published. February.--Mr. Campbell returned from the Constitutional Convention. April.--Visits Cincinnati and Kentucky. October.--Visits Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Baptists were stirred to opposition against the plea for a restoration of primitive Christianity. The Beaver Creek (O.) Association issued [408] a circular letter, anathematizing the Mahoning Association for alleged heresies: this was widely copied by Baptist papers and adopted by many Associations, excluding Reformers from Baptist churches. Dover, Va., decrees recommending non-fellowship with Reformers, and Dover Association, December, 1830. Mahoning and Stillwater Associations, Ohio, dissolve themselves as Associations and resolve to meet as annual meetings, without authority. Christians organize churches separate from the Baptists. From this time dates the separate existence of the Disciples of Christ. December 25, 26.--Debates with Rev. Obadiah Jennings, a Presbyterian minister, at Nashville, Tenn. December.--Sidney Rigdon espouses Mormonism.

Begins discussion of co-operation.

Work of Holy Spirit.
      February 3.--Mr. Campbell returned from his tour through Ohio. Mr. Campbell began the discussion of the co-operation of congregations in preaching the gospel. Mr. Campbell insisted always on preaching the gospel without charge. A plan of co-operation was recommended by the annual meeting of the Mahoning District, August, 1831. Began the discussion of the work of the Holy Spirit: October.--Alexander Campbell, Jr., born. Union of the Reformers (Disciples of Christ) and Christians under the leadership of Barton W. Stone in Kentucky. This united body had 10,000 members in the State.

Separation from Baptists takes place in Richmond, then throughout Virginia.

Reformation becomes a distinct religious body.
      Thomas Campbell visits Virginia. On the occasion of his arrival at Richmond, the pastor of the Baptist Church there requested all members who were favorable to the Reformation to withdraw from the Baptist Church, and form a separate body; sixty-eight withdrew and formed a new church, March 4, 1832. Dover Association excluded then throughout Virginia, six ministers for holding Reformative views, and recommended the churches to separate all Reformers from their communion. From this time the Reformers became a distinct religious body, calling themselves Christians; Mr. Campbell favored the name "Disciples of Christ."

Visits cities of the East.
      October.--Mr. Campbell visits the East, going to Richmond, Va., preaching in the Sycamore meeting-house; thence to Baltimore, then to New York, where he addressed the skeptics of the city at Tammany Hall. Walter Scott removes to Carthage, O., and begins the publication of the Evangelist.

Virginia Campbell born.
Jane Campbell Ewing died.
      January.--Virginia Campbell was born. June 24.--Jane Campbell Ewing died of consumption. Sectarian [409] hostility increased. Mr. Campbell's editorial duties and other labors are continued unremittingly.

Tour of Tennessee and central Kentucky.
Enlarged hymn-book published.
His mother died.
Debate with R. W. Meredith.
      February.--Mr. Campbell makes a tour to Tennessee, returning through Louisville, Jeffersonville and Madison, Ind., and Cincinnati, O.; then made a tour through central Kentucky. Mr. Campbell published the enlarged hymn-book. His mother died. Newspaper discussion with Mr. Meredith, editor of the Baptist Interpreter, of North Carolina.

R Richardson becomes co-editor of the Harbinger.
Tour through New York and New England.

Clashes with Bishop Purcell on Bible in public schools.
      April.--At Mr. Campbell's request, Dr. Robert Richardson removed from Carthage, O., to Bethany, W. Va., to assist in the editorial work of the Harbinger. May.--Mr. Campbell started on a tour to the Northeast. At Ravenna and Cleveland he met and debated with infidels and lectured on the Evidences of Christianity. He spent the summer in New York, New England, and returned home via Philadelphia and Baltimore. October.--Addressed the College of Teachers at Cincinnati; meets Bishop Purcell, and they clash concerning the use of the Bible in the public school, and the results of Protestantism. The Campbell-Purcell debate is arranged.

Campbell-Purcell debate.
Campbell-Skinner debate in Harbinger.
Debate with S. W. Lynd.
Wyckliffe Campbell born.
Lectures before College of Teachers at Cincinnati.
Visits Kentucky.
      January 13-17.--The Campbell-Purcell debate is held in Cincinnati. In April began a debate in the Harbinger, with Mr. Skinner, a Universalist. This debate ran for two years in the magazine. Debate with S. W. Lynd, Baptist minister of Cincinnati, on "Converting Power," conducted in the Harbinger. A running debate on relation of the pious unimmersed to the Christian Church was conducted in the Harbinger. Lectures before College of Teachers at Cincinnati. June 24.--Wickliffe Campbell was born. Campbell born. October.--He visited the meeting of the College of Teachers at Cincinnati, and made a tour through central Kentucky.

John Thomas teaches materialism.

Mr. Campbell issues "Extra" refuting him.

Tour through South.
      John Thomas is baptized by Walter Scott, at Cincinnati. Removed to Virginia; established a paper, the Apostolic Advocate; taught the reimmersion to every one who came to him. He taught afterwards a broad materialism, which Mr. Campbell refutes in an Extra and in the Harbinger. October.--Mr. Campbell starts on a tour of the South, via Baltimore, Washington, and through Virginia. At Painesville, Amelia Co., Va., he holds a discussion for several days, with Dr. Thomas; after this Dr. Thomas agreed to hold his views as private opinions, unless misrepresented. Mr. Campbell continued his tour through the [410] Carolinas, to Georgia, Alabama, to New Orleans, through Louisiana, then up the Mississippi River and home via the Ohio River, arriving March 28, 1839.

Plans for Bethany College.
      January 16.--Mr. Campbell's sister Alicia died of consumption. July 9.--Mr. Campbell's daughter Eliza Ann (Mrs. John C. Campbell) died. Plans the foundation and organization of Bethany College.

Bethany College chartered and organized.

Mr. Campbell elected President.

Attends convention at Charlottesville, Va.

Bethany College opened.
      January.--The charter for Bethany College was secured by John C. Campbell. May 11.--The first meeting of the trustees of the college was held; the Board was organized and the work planned. September 18.--The second meeting of the college trustees was held. Alexander Campbell was elected president of the college. Mr. Campbell gave a bond for a deed of land for the institution, and a building committee was appointed. In June, Mr. Campbell visited Virginia; attended a meeting at Charlottesville; fifty-six congregations of disciples of Christ represented; this convention lasted seven days. Discusses the atonement, with Barton W. Stone, in the Harbinger. October 1.--Bethany College opens her doors. October 12.--Decima Campbell was born.

W. K. Pendleton removes to Bethany.

New discussion of co-operation in Harbinger.
      W. K. Pendleton removes to Bethany, having married Mr. Campbell's daughter Lavinia. He becomes a professor in Bethany College. April.--Mr. Campbell was in attendance at a general meeting to discuss Christian union. September 14.--Mr. Campbell's daughter Maria (Mrs. R. Y. Henley) died. Mr. Campbell's labors greatly increased by the college work. The Harbinger began a new discussion of co-operation between congregations, and the calls upon Mr. Campbell to visit various parts of the country increased.

Visits Kentucky and Ohio.
Pleads for regular ministry and against extreme views of congregational independency.
Visits East.
      He visited Kentucky and Ohio. There were said to be 40,000 members in Kentucky at this time. He began to plead for a regular ministry that should be authorized and sent out by churches after they had given full proof of possessing qualifications. A warning note is sounded extreme against extreme views of congregational independency. In the autumn, Mr. Campbell visited Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York in the interest of Bethany College.

Campbell-Rice debate.
      November 15.--The Campbell-Rice debate held at Lexington, Ky. Henry Clay presided. This was Mr. Campbell's last public debate, and lasted sixteen days. Mr. Campbell published his Extra on "Life and Death." [411]

Views on slavery.
Tour through Ohio and Indiana.
      Mr. Campbell publishes his views on slavery. Makes a tour through Ohio and Indiana in the interest of the endowment of Bethany College. From this time forward he spent his life as president of Bethany College; editor of the Millennial Harbinger; postmaster at Bethany; farmer; the preacher of the Reformation, standing, like Saul of old, head and shoulders above his brethren.

Tour through Virginia and the South.
Tour through the West.
Lectures before the College of Teachers.
      March.--Mr. Campbell made a tour through Virginia and the South in the interest of the college, returning home May 5. September 30.--He started on a tour through the West. At Cincinnati he delivered his famous address on education, to the College of Teachers; thence into Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and home.

W. K. Pendleton becomes co-editor of Harbinger.
      January 1.--The Harbinger increased from forty-eight to sixty pages. W. K. Pendleton becomes co-editor. March.--Mr. Campbell delivers his address on capital punishment, before Washington Literary Institute. May 29.--Mr. Campbell's daughter Lavinia (Mrs. W. K. Pendleton) died. May.--Mr. Campbell received a letter from New Zealand, one year and six weeks in transit, telling of the organization of a Christian Church at Nelson, New Zealand.

Goes to Europe. Tours through England, Scotland and Ireland.

Illegally arrested.
      April 2.--Mr. Campbell started to Europe. May 4.--Sailed from New York for England. May 29.--Landed at Liverpool; visits Chester and various cities in England, including London. His letters from Europe are published in the Harbinger. He visits Paris. August 5.--He went to Scotland; is attacked as a slaveholder and "a defender of man-stealers." In his tour through Scotland he is annoyed by placards denouncing him before the people for his views on slavery. He agrees to debate the question with any man selected, "even Rev. Robertson, if it is not the Rev. Mr. Robertson who was publicly censured and excluded from the Baptist Church for violating the Fifth Commandment in reference to his mother." September 6.--At Glasgow Rev. Robertson had him arrested on a suit for damages, representing that Mr. Campbell was about to leave the country. Mr. Campbell, believing that he was being persecuted, refused to give bail; against the protest of the brethren at Glasgow, he went to prison. The court declared the warrant illegal and he was released September 16. September 18.--He started for Ireland. October 2.--He sailed from Liverpool, landing at Boston [412] October 19; returned at once to Bethany. During his absence his son Wickliffe had been drowned. October 22.--Margaret Campbell (Mrs. John O. Ewing) died.

      July.--Clarinda Campbell married W. K. Pendleton.

National Convention meets in Cincinnati.

Organizes the American Christian Missionary Society.

Lectures at Cincinnati on "The Anglo-Saxon Tongue.
      Discussion of co-operation renewed. May.--Call made for a general meeting of the brethren at Cincinnati in October. October.--The first National Convention held, in Cincinnati in the church at Eighth and Walnut Streets, Cincinnati. October 26.--The American Christian Missionary Society organized. Alexander Campbell elected its first president. Mr. Campbell did not attend the Convention. December.--He visited Cincinnati; delivered his lecture on "The Anglo-Saxon Tongue," before the Young Men's Library Association; visited Kentucky, speaking in various cities.

Invited to speak before Congress.

Presides over Annual Convention of Missionary Society.

Dr. Barclay sent as foreign missionary.
      In May, being in Baltimore, he received a pressing invitation from both houses of Congress to deliver an address to them. June 2.--He delivered an address before Congress, in the hall of the Representatives, from John iii. 17. October.--He delivered an address before the Bible Union, New York, in favor of an improved English version of the Bible. He then went to Cincinnati to preside at the meeting of the American Christian Missionary Society, delivering the president's address. He followed this by a tour through Indiana, starting at Madison and going northward. He noted in the last few years a great change in the attitude and deportment of religious parties toward him. Dr. Barclay sent as first foreign missionary--to Jerusalem.

Clarinda Campbell Pendleton dies.

Attends annual meetings in Ohio.
      January 10.--Clarinda Campbell (Mrs. W. K. Pendleton) died. June 1.--Thomas Campbell delivered his last public discourse, at Bethany. August.--Mr. Campbell attended various annual meetings in Ohio--at Lisbon, Warren, Bedford, Wooster. October.--He went to Cincinnati in Ohio, to attend the annual convention of the Missionary Society; from there to the Kentucky State Convention at Lexington.

Visits Memphis, Tenn.
Lectures at Washington and Jefferson College on Phrenology and Animal Magnetism."
Visits Missouri.
Preaches before Legislature of Missouri.
Takes on Indian boy to educate.
      In April Mr. Campbell went to Memphis, Tenn., to attend a meeting of the Bible Union. In August he delivered an address at Washington and Jefferson College on "The Destiny of Our Country." From there he went to the Lectures at New York State Convention. September.--He gave an address at Washington and Jefferson College on "Phrenology, Animal Magnetism, Spirit Rappings, etc." [413] October 22.--He started on a tour through Missouri to secure endowment for a chair in Bethany College. During this tour he delivered two addresses, by special invitation, before the Legislature of the State. He took an Indian boy, with consent of his parents, to educate.

Goes East to secure an endowment for college.

Presides over General Convention.

Jesse B. Ferguson teaches post-mortem gospel. Mr. Campbell refutes him.
      Mr. Campbell went East to secure endowment for the college: to Virginia, to Baltimore, returning through Pittsburg. September.--Addressed the Kentucky State Convention at Harrodsburg. Gave earnest support to the temperance cause. October.--Delivered the president's address at the Missionary Convention at Cincinnati; presided over the Convention. He fulfilled this duty every year. From this Convention he made a tour through Illinois. Jesse B. Ferguson led many astray by his spiritism, building upon the text, "Christ went and preached to the spirits in prison." He taught the doctrine that in the intermediate state between death and the resurrection all who died impenitent would have the gospel preached to them, and this post-mortem gospel would afford all another chance to repent and be saved. Mr. Campbell exposed the false teaching, going to Nashville for this purpose.

Thomas Campbell died.
      January 4.--Thomas Campbell died, eighty-three years of age.

Completes work of revision of translation of Acts of Apostles.
      Dr. J. B. Jeter, Richmond, Va., publishes his book, "Campbellism Examined." Mr. Campbell reviews it in the Harbinger, Vol. 1855, page 512. May.--Mr. Campbell completes the task of revision of the Acts of Apostles assigned him by the Bible Union. His friends noticed that his memory became defective.

Visits Canada.
      July.--He visited, with his wife and daughter Decima, St. Catharine's Springs, Canada. November.--He made another tour through Virginia.

Tour through South for endowment funds.

Bethany College building burned.
      February.--He started on a tour through the South in the work of soliciting endowment funds for the college, traveling through Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Indiana and Illinois. He took passage on a steamboat at Cairo, Ill., for New Orleans. He traveled through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, returning by way of Richmond and Washington. October.--After attending and presiding over the Missionary Convention in Cincinnati, he made another tour through Illinois into Iowa, returning via Chicago. December 10.--Building of Bethany College destroyed by fire. December 14.--The trustees of the college appointed a committee to obtain plans for a new building. [414]

Visits East for funds to rebuild college.

Corner-stone of new college building laid.
      January.--Mr. Campbell, nearly seventy years old, accompanied by W. K. Pendleton, started resolutely to secure funds to restore the college, going to the Eastern cities first. At Washington he spoke in the Baptist Church building; President Buchanan and several members of his Cabinet being present; among others, Judge Jeremiah S. Black, Attorney-General in the Cabinet of President Buchanan. On returning from the East, they immediately started through the South and West--through Kentucky, Tennessee and other States. July.--The corner-stone of new college building was laid, Mr. Campbell delivering the address, July 4.

Visits South and later Missouri for funds for college.
      He traveled through Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama; in the fall, through Missouri. Walter Scott published his book, "The Messiahship."

"Lectures and Addresses" published.
      He attended the Missionary Convention at Cincinnati, presiding and delivering the president's address, and then made a tour of Indiana. James Challen & Son published his "Lectures and Addresses."

Walter Scott died.
      April 23.--Walter Scott died at Mayslick, Ky. Mr. Campbell published his "Life of Thomas Campbell."

Writes his will.
Presides over General Convention.
      The Harbinger reduced from sixty to forty-eight pages. March 11.--He writes his will. Mr. Campbell attended the Missionary Convention, delivering the address.

Delivered president's address at General Convention.
      William Hayden died, April 7. April 7.--Decima Campbell married J. Judson Barclay. October 27.--Virginia Campbell married W. R. Thompson. Mr. Campbell delivered the address at the fifteenth anniversary of the Missionary Society. The failure of his memory grew noticeable.

Mr. Campbell attended the General Convention for the last time.
      March 31.--Adds codicil to his will. July.--He visited James Foster at Glen Easton, Pa. He gives the copyright of the hymn-book to the American Christian Missionary Society.

Last visit from home.

Last article published in Harbinger.
      April.--Mr. Campbell visited his daughter, Virginia Thompson, at Louisville, Ky. Mr. Campbell relinquished the editorship of the Harbinger to W. K. Pendleton. November.--Mr. Campbell's last article in the Harbinger is published.

Illness and death.
      January.--He is confined to the house by a heavy cold. February 11.--Assisted in ordaining elders at the church at Bethany. This was his last meeting with the church. February 25.--He was confined to his bed, and never afterward arose from it. March 4.--At 11:45 P. M. Alexander death. Campbell finished his course. [415]


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