Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Bress de Lord” in chapter 57 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...f the city some hours, not a soldier was to be seen.
At the landing was a small house, and behind it a dozen negroes were digging with spades.
Their leader, an old man, sprang forward exclaiming: Bress de Lord , dere is de great Messiah!
and he fell on his knees before the President, his comrades following his example.
The President was much embarrassed.
Don't kneel to me, he said, kneel to God only...
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