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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 2: influence of Christian officers. (search)
labors in the cause of evangelical piety were widely known and appreciated even outside of his own communion), was touchingly beautiful, and the following letter will be read with peculiar interest: Lexington, Virginia, March 7, 1866. Rt. Rev. John Johns, Bishop of Virginia, Theological Seminary, near Alexandria, Virginia: Rt. Rev. and Dear Sir: I am very glad to learn, from your note of the 27th ult., that you have consented to write a memoir of our good and beloved Bishop Meade. Of ahis affection and interest began at that time and strengthened by my marriage with his godchild, and continued to the present. Invoking upon me the guidance and protection of Almighty God, he bade me a last farewell. With kindest regards to Mrs. Johns and your daughters, I am most truly yours, (Signed) R. E. Lee. A clergyman present, in describing the last interview, states that the bishop said to the great soldier: God bless you! God bless you, Robert, and fit you for your high and r
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 4: influence of Christian officers—concluded. (search)
or a speedy close to the war. Thank T——for the prayer with which he closes his letter to me. Oh! if he were a Christian, how much more willing I should be to die! Mrs. General Jackson arrived yesterday. She came to headquarters just as Bishop Johns was about to begin evening worship. Her arrival occasioned some excitement. She looks very well. I had the pleasure of speaking to her after the service had ended. Her face, as always, seemed like sunshine. Bishop Johns preached for usBishop Johns preached for us two very good sermons. They were simple, earnest, faithful proposals of Christ to his hearers. I enjoyed them both very much, and hope they did good to all. Much love to one and all, but especially to you, my devoted mother. From your son, Hugh. On his election to the captaincy of his company he wrote to his father as follows: The result surprised me greatly. I had hoped for nothing higher than the lieutenancy, and was not confident of that. But the question was decided in
e. Charleston, Chandelieur and Ship islands, Fort McAllister. I. E. Vail. United Service Mag., vol. 5, pp. 177, 374, 458, 589, 713. — Wilmington during the. John Johns of Wilmington. Harper's Mon., vol. 33, p. 497. — and the cruisers. Prof. J. Russell Soley, rev. of. Navy in the civil war, vol. 1; outline of blockade. N. s Mon., vol. 30, p. 392. — In Gen. Butler's speech in Lowell, Feb., 1865. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 377. — Powder boat. Effect of the explosion. John Johns of Wilmington, N. C. Harper's Mon., vol. 33, p. 497. — – Gen. B. F. Butler and the. Com. A. C. Rhind. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 3, p. 283. — – How the, aks, Va., June 18, 1862. Boston Evening Journal, June 24, 1862, p. 4, cols. 2, 4. Wilmington, N. C. During the blockade; Fort Fisher and the powder boat. John Johns of Wilmington. Harper's Mon , vol. 33, p. 497. — Lillian, U. S. steamer, falls in with the pirate Olustee and runs away, Dec. 26, 1864. Army and
closeses, and also to serve as delegates in any Convention which may be agreed upon by other similarly situated dioceses. All the proceedings of this committee to be reported for the approval of the Convention of the Diocese of Virginia. 3. Johns. W. Sparrow. J. Grammar, Thos. S. Gholson, James Galt, R. H. Cunningham, Committee. The committee called for by the second resolution was elected by ballot, and constituted of Right Rev. Wm. Meade, D. D., Bishop; Right Rev. John Johns, D. D.,o be reported for the approval of the Convention of the Diocese of Virginia. 3. Johns. W. Sparrow. J. Grammar, Thos. S. Gholson, James Galt, R. H. Cunningham, Committee. The committee called for by the second resolution was elected by ballot, and constituted of Right Rev. Wm. Meade, D. D., Bishop; Right Rev. John Johns, D. D., Assistant Bishop; Rev. Richard H. Wilmer, Rev. Wm. Sparrow, Rev. Joshua Peterkin. Judge Thomas S. Gholson, Philip Williams, Esq., and Richard H. Cunningham, Esq.
Impressive Ceremony. --The Right Rev. John Johns, D. D., Bishop of Virginia, administered the impressive right of confirmation to several ladies and gentlemen yesterday morning in the Monumental Church, (Rev. Dr. Woodbridge's) and at night in st. James, (Rev Dr. Peterkin's.)
of the Diocese of Virginia met at St. Paul's Church, in this city, on the 20th inst., has already been made known to our readers, and we present below a sketch of the proceedings: The Council was called to order by the Bishop, Right Rev. John Johns, D. D. Rev. Geo. Woodbridge presented the resignation of Col. J. W. Atkinson as Secretary of the Council, which was accepted. On motion of Rev. D. F. Sprigg, Rev. T. G. Dashiell was elected Secretary. On motion of Rev. Mr. Mason. Minnegerode nominated the present members of the standing committee for re-election, and they were unanimously elected. Mr. Sprigg made the following nominations for the Executive Committee of the Diocesan Missionary Society: Rev. John Johns, D. D. Rev. Geo. Woodbridge, D. D. Rev. C. Minnegerode, D. D. Rev. J. Peterkin, D. D. Rev. F. M. Baker. Rev. Wm. Norwood, D. D. Rev. W. H. Platt. James W. Weddell. W. F. Gray. John L. Baker. All which were approved. The Co