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The Daily Dispatch: December 20, 1862., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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commencement of the war. The political preachers have become more political in their prayers and sermons. You could once hear the gospel in its purity, but he who attends the church of Dr. Sunderland, or Mr. Noble, (a chaplain in the Navy.) or Mr. Brown, who now fills the place of the Rev. Dr. Bocock, will hear tirades upon the wickedness of the South, and harangues upon the glory and power of the pious North. An Elder in Dr. G--'s church said to me--"religion is dead in the churches, our prayer meetings have been converted into Abolition conclaves, and the best class of attendants have ceased to come." Mr. Brown has disgusted his congregation, and the Government was compelled to give him a chaplaincy to save him from suffering. Dr. Gurley, up to this time, has continued to give his people the unadulterated gospel, unmixed with the hypocrisy and humanitarianism of Northern fanatics. A lady remarked to me. "it was awful to hear the prayers of blood and imprecation which were
Prison items. --A number of arrivals were reported yesterday at Castle Thunder, among which were Philip Heniz, 25th Va battalion; Ed Brown, sc. Paul's battalion, and Tim Ryan of Walker's company, (Lee's Body Guard) for desertion.
stores at 10 cents per lb. Liquors--Whiskey per gallon. Apple Brandy $@15, as to quality. --Applies per bbl; 86 per box; of the bushel. Bacon @70 cents per lb. for hoground. Butter $1.25@1.50, by the package. Cheeses $1.10@1.25. Beeswax 75 cents.--Lard 50 @60 casts. Candies 75 cents. Potatoes $1.20@4.50, for Irish and sweet. Dried Apples $1 per bushel. Dried Peaches $8@10. Mails 60@65--some merchants asking a little higher. At Robinson, Adams k Co. s auction sale, yesterday, the following prices were obtained. White Clarified finger $1.07; Yellow do 90 cents; Brown. in @4 cents; Molasses in half bbl. $1.75 per gallon, Liverpool Salt 55 cents per lb; North Car liba dc. 53 cents; Virginia do 45 cents; 9½ cents: Tallow Candies 88@89cents; Brown Bor Soap @74 cents; Shot $1.6; Powder $5.2; Smoking Tobacco 7½ cents; do common 25 cents; Cotton Yarns $3.5 @7.50@7.50; Old Dominion Nails $54 per cwt; Sole Leather $2.55 per lb.; and other articles in proportion.