“The present is an interesting period in the history of the church–the crisis is fast approaching, when it shall be decided, whether men shall be free, whether truth shall prevail, or the human race returned to the deluded subjects of the dark ages, and permit themselves again to be yoked and burdened by a radacious and tyrannical priesthood. May we at all times, be up and doing. God and prosperity require it at our hands.”
–Rev. Jacob Frieze, “Sermon XXIII.” In The Gospel Preacher: Consisting of Original Sermons by Universalist Ministers. David Pickering, ed. Providence: John S. Greene, 1829: 186-187.