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eology, it has been seen that he was deeply impressed with certain fundamental religious truths, and that his religious aspirations were simple, as they were fervent and direct. During General Johnston's residence at Austin, the Rev. Edward Fontaine was the Episcopal minister at that place. He was a gentleman of culture, of military education (I believe), and of great zeal and enthusiasm. He saw a good deal of General Johnston, and, after his death, published some reminiscences of him in ow how he would be pleased with such an excuse. When he learned the difficulty he was evidently much gratified, and told them riot to feel in the least unpleasant about it, as they had paid him, without intending it, a high compliment. Rev. Mr. Fontaine also relates the following anecdotes: I never heard Sidney Johnston make a public speech. His modesty made him averse to any display of his talents; but he was highly gifted in conversation; and, whether his companions were ladies or