ng in Appomattox County, writes that she will send us a barrel of potatoes, some persimmons, etc. next Wednesday.
And we had a good dinner to-day: a piece of fat shoulder Capt. Warner let me have at $1 per pound — it is selling for $2.50-and cabbage from my garden, which my neighbor's cow overlooked when she broke through the gate last Sunday.
Although we scarcely know what we shall have to-morrow, we are merry and patriotic to-day.
Last night I went to hear Rev. Dr. Hobson, Reformed Baptist, or Campbellite, preach.
He is certainly an orator (from Kentucky) and a man of great energy and fertility of mind.
There is a revival in his congregation too, as well as among the Methodists, but he was very severe in his condemnation of the emotional or sensational practices of the latter.
He said, what was never before known by me, that the word pardon is not in the New Testament, but remission was. His point against the Methodists was their fallacy of believing that conversion was su
nt rendered a victory necessary at once. The dispatch was to the President, and seems to be in response to one from him. So we may expect a battle immediately near Augusta, Ga. Beauregard should have some 20,000 men, besides Hardee's 15,000-which ought to be enough for victory; and then good-by to Sherman!
A snow four inches in depth on the ground, and snowing.
Last night Governor Smith, President Davis, Senator Oldham (Texas), Rev. Mr. Duncan, Methodist preacher, and a Yankee Baptist preacher, named Doggell, or Burroughs, I believe, addressed a large meeting in the African Church, on the subject of the Peace Mission, and the ultimatum of the United States authorities.
The speakers were very patriotic and much applauded.
President-Davis (whose health is so feeble he should have remained away) denounced President Lincoln as His Majesty Abraham the first --in the language of the press-and said before the campaign was over he and Seward might find they had been speakin