ON DECEMBER 6, 1829, George Wilson and James Porter robbed a United States mail carrier in Pennsylvania. Both men were subsequently captured, tried and, on May 1, 1830, found guilty of robbing the mail and putting the life of the driver in jeopardy. Four weeks later, Wilson and Porter received their sentences: execution by hanging, to be carried out on July 2, 1830.
This is not a time to grow weary or to let down our guard. It is a time for conquest and victory. It is a time to lift up the banner of the Lord and proclaim the powerful message of the Gospel of Christ Jesus.