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s thundering of artillery and in constant hearing of the picket-firing. The congregations were large, attentive, and serious. One young man came to me, late at night, to inquire the way of salvation. While passing the road I heard singing and prayer. It was a company of Christians, who had met in the darkness to hold a secret meeting. We received eight members on Sabbath evening into our Christian Association. Thus the work goes on. The moral tone of our brigade is rapidly changing. Card-playing is fast playing out, swearing is not heard so much as formerly, and attendance on preaching increases. May God bless the army. On the main line of defence on the Rappahannock, General Lee lay with the main body of his army watching the movements of the vast array of Federals marshalled on the opposite side of that river, under command of General Hooker. The Federals had found the fords of Fredericksburg too bloody; they were now maneuvering for the fatal field of Chancellorsville.
the plan of Army Missions by Rev. Dr. A. L. P. Green, Dr. J. B. McFerrin, and Dr. E. W. Sehon, the meeting appointed a committee to take into consideration the spiritual wants of the army of the Confederate States, and to report a plan by which the M. E. Church, South, through the agency of its Missionary Board, might, in some measure, supply those wants. The President, Bishop Early, appointed the following ministers as the committee: Bishop Pierce, Drs. McFerrin, Summers, Sellon, Green, L. M. Lee, Myers, and Revs. R. J. Harp and W. W. Bennett. In response to the report of the committee the Mission Board adopted the following plan: Whereas information has reached this Board with regard to the destitution of ministerial service in the army of the Confederate States, and believing it to be the duty of the Church to supply as far as possible this deficiency: Therefore, 1. Resolved, That the Board of Managers of the Missionary Society of the M. E. Church, South, establish a br
St., "Now, sirree, if you'll liquor up and settle down, I'll tell you all about my travels." Virginia M. E. Conference--Eighth Day. In this body, on Thursday, during the examination of character, remarks were made by Bishop Paine and Dr. Lee on the importance of pastoral visits and attention to the minute interests of the Church: The supernumerary list was then called for the examination of character, and the name of J S R Clark called. Upon the examination of Mr. Clark, Report and resolutions of the special committee appointed to consider the fraternal communication from the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, and, looking to a full and cordial re-union at no distant day, were adopted, and Drs. Lee and Doggett and Mr. Buford were appointed fraternal messengers to the Methodist Protestant Conference. Rev. Mr. Davis moved that in view of the distracted state of the country, a day of fasting and prayer be appointed, to be observed by the C
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1860., [Electronic resource], List of appointments by the Virginia annual Conference of the M. E. Church South. (search)
igges; Sussex, L. J. Hansberger, J. A. Riddick, sup.; Prince George N. Thomas, A. Steward, sup.; Surry, Jas. H Jefferson; Smithfield, Jos. E Potts, Jas. A. Crowder; Southampton, B. Spiller, I. M. Arnold, B Devany, sup; Murfreesborough, William G. Lumpkin, R. J. Carson; Bertie, Thos. L Williams, John Williamson; Randolph Macon College, H. B. Cowles, agent; Book and Tract Society, B. R. Duval, agent; Wesleyan Female College, D. P. Wills. President W. B. Rowzie, agent. Norfolk District--L. M. Lee, P. E. Norfolk: Cumberland Street, Ro. Michaels; Bute Street, A. J. Coffman; Granby Street, J. D. Blackwell; James Street, to be supplied; Ports mouth: Dinwiddie Street, P. A Peterson; North Street Colored Mission, to be supplied; Wesley Chapel, Jas. O. Moss; Second Street, Jas. C. Martin; Princess Anne, Jno. W. Wonnycott, Geo. M. Robinson; Indian Ridge, Jas. C. Hummer; Currituck Mission, to be supplied; Elizabeth City, C. C. Pearson; Colored Mission, to be supplied; Pasquotank, J. J. Edwa
erty here is down to no price at all. The President's message will be sent in tomorrow. It is decidedly against secession. Secretary Cobb resigns on the pretext of business duties at home. The Republicans are willing to be magnanimous, but their magnanimity comes too late. South Carolina is going, beyond a shadow of doubt, and it is equally certain that the Gulf States will follow. Senator Hunter's letter to the Examiner, it is known here, argues strong for the Constitutional right of secession. He is willing to try to save the Union, but has little hope.--Virginia cannot remain neutral — she must side with the South. Mr. Pryor's triumph in Petersburg, and the offer of Gov. Gist to 1,300 troopers in Baltimore by Major Lee--a son of "Light Horse Harry" --create a profound sensation. There is no money in the Treasury. Government has deposited only the per diem for members, and can't and won't pay their mileage. The weather is bitter cold. Zed.
urch of God, passed in examination of character, and were elected accordingly. Rev. R. B. Thompson, D. D., Rev. M. J. Langhorne, and General Henry B. Woodhouse, Fraternal Messengers to the Conference from the Virginia Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, were introduced, and addressed the Conference on the subject of their mission, and presented a report and resolutions adopted by the body they represent at its late session. On motion of Dr. Smith, D. S. Doggett, L. M. Lee, William B. Rowzie, and William McGill, were appointed a committee to confer with the messengers of the M. P. Church and respond to the report submitted by them and to their addresses. Dr. Smith was added to the committee. A communication from E. W. Sehon, Corresponding Secretary, and J. B. McFerrin, Treasurer of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was laid before the Conference and read. On motion of Nelson Head and William B. Rowzie, the following r
his prison associates. Near me, on the left, may be seen the slight yet agile figure of Colonel Lee, of the 20th Massachusetts, (taken at Ball's Bluff,) who is earnestly engaged in conversationI hear, is the Episcopal Bishop of Virginia; the other a divine of note from the same State. Colonel Lee has a warmth and earnestness of manner which endears him not only to his brother officers, bupany of Mississippians at Richmond, doing guard duty at the "Tobacco Factory." Letter from Col. Lee. A letter has been received in Washington by Capt. Chas. Coudy, Assistant Adjutant General to Gen. Sanders's Brigade, from Col. Lee, of the 20th Massachusetts regiment now a prisoner at Richmond. Col. Lee states that he and the other imprisoned officers, there have been very kindly treatedCol. Lee states that he and the other imprisoned officers, there have been very kindly treated, and makes inquiries as to the disposition made of the enemy captured at Ball's Bluff. The rebels say that fewer of the Massachusetts officers would have been killed had they not have been too proud
The Daily Dispatch: November 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the Methodist Annual Conference. (search)
street. When about to make the opening prayer, Mr. Archer said, "The earnest prayers of this congregation are invoked in behalf of our well beloved brother, the Rev. L. M. Lee, and his deeply afflicted family." About mid-day he was stricken with apoplexy, and has from that time been in a very critical condition, and to-night therewisdom of God." Dr. Cass preached at Cumberland street at night, on the words, "In the name of the Lord we lift up our banners." The numerous friends of Dr. Lee, resident in Richmond, will be glad to learn that the indications in his case were regarded as favorable all the day of yesterday, and still so this morning. Cone was in the act of rising from his chair to lead the way to the dining room to dinner. As he gained his feet, he complained of a severe pain in the head to Bishop Andrew, and would have fallen to the floor but for the assistance which was immediately rendered. Dr. Rosser tells me this morning that Dr. Lee is very much better.
The Daily Dispatch: November 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the Methodist Annual Conference. (search)
ted. The Secretary called the list of those circuits and stations from which no statistical report had been received. The examination of the character of Elders was resumed, and P. W. Archer, Geo. H. Rav, Frank Stanly, W. Carter, S V. Hoyle. Thos. A. Pearce, Jeseph Lear, John D. Southall, Jno. W. White, D. M. Wallace, B. F. Shelton, J. J. Lambkin, W. A. Smith, Jas. Jameson, were passed. Just here Bishop Andrew rose and announced a message to himself and the Conference from Dr. L. M. Lee, whose physicians considered the symptoms this morning favorable, and desired the Bishop to come and see him, and to give his love to all the preachers. Rev. Henry B. Cowles offered a series of resolutions, affirming a deeper interest in the cause of Missions, and pledging the Conference to make special effort during this year to increase the contributions to the cause. Rev. Dr. Sehon took the floor and addressed himself to the statements of the resolution, and giving the facts
From Norfolk. the anxiety about the fight at Pensacola — the flag presentation — the condition of Dr. Lee. [special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Nov. 26, 1861. There is much anxiety in our city to hear further news from Fort Pickens, and it is earnestly hoped that the next intelligence received will confirm the hope and belief, of many persons, that the gallant Bragg will smash the fortifications, drive out the Hessians, and send some of the Federal ships to Academy, attracted a large number of persons, and the military display was fine. The 14th Virginia regiment was out in full force, under command of Colston. After a brief but appropriate address by Maj. Gen. Huger, the beautiful flag was handed to Col. Colston, who responded in an old quent and spirited manner. I regret to state that the symptoms in the case of Rev, Dr. Lee are far more unfavorable to-day He is again unconscious, and there are only very slight hopes of his receivers
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