Great caution must be taken in the acceptance of the authenticity of any visions or dreams of men. The following vision, however, does have some very
remarkable factors which seem to be fully true to U.S. history as well as to the potential history of "today." The story of the occurrence and the
content of this vision was first published in the U.S. war veteran's paper, "The National Tribute" in December 1880. That paper is now known as the
"Stars and Stripes." The occasion of the vision, as told to publisher Wesley Bradshaw, is as follows: "The last time I ever saw Anthony Sherman was
on the fourth of July, 1859, in Independence Square. He was then ninety-nine years old, and becoming very feeble. But though so old, his dimming eyes
rekindled as he gazed upon Independence Hall, which he had come to visit once more."
WITHHELD MESSAGE DISCLOSED
"Lets go into the hall," he said,., "I want to tell you of an incident of Washington's life, one which no one alive knows of except myself; and if
you live, you will before long see it verified. Mark the prediction, you will see it verified." "From the opening of the Revolution we experienced
all phases of fortune, now good and now ill, one time victorious and another conquered. The darkest period we had, I think, was when Washington after
several reverses, retreated to valley Forge, where he resolved to pass the winter of 1777. Ah! I have often seen the tears coursing down our dear
commander's care-worn cheeks, as he would be conversing with a confidential officer about the condition of his poor soldiers. You have doubtless
heard the story of Washington's going to the thicket to pray. Well, it was not only true, but he used often to pray in secret for aid and comfort.
And God brought us safely through the darkest days of tribulation." "ONE DAY, I remember it well, the chilly winds whistled through the leafless
trees, though the sky was cloudless and the sun shone brightly. He remained in his quarters nearly all the afternoon, alone. When he came out I
noticed that his face was a shade paler than usual, and there seem ed to be something on his mind of more than ordinary importance. Returning just
after dark, he dispatched an orderly to the quarters of an office, who was presently in attendance. After a preliminary conversation of about half an
hour, Washington, gazing upon his companion with that strange look of dignity which he alone could command, said to the latter...
AN UNINVITED GUEST
"I do not know whether it is going to the anxiety of my mind, or what, but this afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a
dispatch, something in the apartment seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful being. So astonished was
I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of the visit. A second, a
third, and even a fourth time did I repeat the question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of the eyes." "By
this time I felt strange sensations spreading over me. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I
assayed once more to speak, but my tongue had become useless, as if paralyzed. A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of
me. All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitor." " Gradually the surrounding atmosphere seemed to fill with sensation, and
grew luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarefy, the mysterious visitor also becoming more airy and yet more distinct to my eyes than before. I
began to feel as one dying, or rather to experience the sensations which I have sometimes imagined accompanied death. I did not think, I did not
reason, I did not move. All were alike impossible. I was only conscious of gazing fixedly, vacantly, at my companion."
THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AS SEEN IN THE VISION
"Presently I heard a voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn,' while at the same time my visitor extended an arm eastward. I now beheld
a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated, and I looked upon a strange scene. Before me lay, spread out in
one vast plain, all the countries of the world, Europe, Asia , Africa, and America. I saw rolling and tossing between Europe and America the billows
of the Atlantic, and between Asia and America lay the Pacific. 'Son of the Republic,' said the same mysterious voice as before, 'look and learn.'
"At that moment I beheld a dark, shadowy being, like an angel, standing, or rather floating in mid-air, between Europe and America. Dipping water out
of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right hand, while with his left he cast some over Europe. Immediately
a cloud arose from these countries, and joined in mid ocean. For awhile it seemed stationary, and then it moved slowly westward, until it enveloped
America in its murky folds. Sharp flashed of lightening gleamed through it at intervals, and I heard the smothered groans and cries of the American
people. " This may be interpreted to have been the Revolutionary War then in progress. "A second time the angel dipped from the ocean and sprinkled
it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose billows it sank from view."
PREDICTION OF THE CIVIL WAR, AND THE TIME THEREOF
"A third time I heard the mysterious visitor saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn.'" I cast my eyes upon America and beheld villages and
towns and cities springing up one after another until the whole land from the Atlantic to the Pacific was dotted with them. Again, I heard the
mysterious voice say, 'Son of the Republic, the end of the century cometh, look and learn." "And this time the dark shadowy angel turned his face
southward. From Africa I saw an ill-omened specter approach our land. It flitted slowly and heavily over every town and city of the latter. The
inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other. As I continued looking, I saw a bright angel on whose brow rested a crown of
light, on which was traced the word 'Union.' He was bearing the American flag. He placed the flag between the divided nation and said, 'remember,
ye are brethren.'"
THE REPUBLIC DEVELOPS AS A NATION
"Instantly, the inhabitants, casting down their weapons, became friends once more and untied around the National Standard."
FRIGHTFUL--INCREDIBLE--WORLD WAR III
"Again, I heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the republic, look and learn.' At this the dark, shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth,
and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia, and Africa." "Then my eyes beheld a fearful
scene. From each of these continents arose thick black clouds that were soon joined into one. And through this mass there gleamed a dark red light by
which I saw hordes of armed men. These men, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America, which country was enveloped in the
volume of the cloud. And I dimly saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns and cities which I had seen springing
up." "As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I again heard
the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn.' When this voice had ceased, the dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more
to his mouth, and blew a long and fearful blast."
HEAVEN HELPS THE U.S.A.
"Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shone down from above me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At
the same moment the angel upon whose head still shown the word 'Union' and who bore our national flag in one hand and a sword in the other,
descended from the heavens attended by legions of white spirits. these immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were well-nigh
overcome, but who immediately taking courage again, closed up their broken ranks and renewed the battle." "Again, amid the fearful noise of the
conflict I heard the mysterious voice saying, 'Son of the Republic, look and learn.' As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel for the last time dipped
water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the
inhabitants of the land victorious."
THE DESTINY OF THE UNITED STATES REVEALED
"Then once more, I beheld the villages, towns, and cities springing up where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, planting the azure
standard he had brought in the midst of them, cried with a loud voice: 'While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long
shall the Union last.' And taking from his brow the crown on which blazoned the word 'Union he placed it upon the standard while the people kneeling
down said, 'amen.'" "The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve, and I at last saw nothing but the rising, curling vapor I at first beheld.
This also disappeared, and I found myself once more gazing upon the mysterious visitor, who, in the same voice I had heard before, said, 'Son of the
Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted. Three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful for her is the third. But the whole
world united shall not prevail against her. let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land and Union.' With these words the
vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision wherein had been shown me the birth, the progress, and the destiny of
the United States." "Such, my friends," the venerable narrator concluded, "were the words I heard from Washington's own lips, and America will do
well to profit by them."
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But what do you all think of this? Interesting to say the least.