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having visited all the encampments between Aquia Creek and Matthias Point, has been transferred to Norfolk city, where he is selling some sixty dollars worth of books a month, besides giving away one-half that amount. Says he: "I visited Craney Island last Saturday; Col. Smith, who has charge of the forces there, is a pious man, and has prayers with his men every night. He seemed glad to have me labor among his command, and will doubtless render me any aid I may need." Mr. M. D. Anderson writes from Aquia Creek: "I have gone nearly through the regiments stationed between Fredericksburg and the Creek. The soldiers are eager for religious reading; and frequently, when they have seen me coming, they have even run to meet me, exclaiming--'Have you any Testaments?' Much of my time has been spent with the sick, in the hospitals, where, often times my heart was made to rejoice, at witnessing the sustaining power of Christianity, in those who were struggling with the l