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The Daily Dispatch: March 21, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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is only a question of time. It will be wicked to transfer the war to Maryland. E. R. Vietch rose to a question of privilege. He read from the Baltimore American a statement that the community at Staunton were against the Methodist Church, and that the colored people supported the preacher in charge at this place. It is sent to the American by a correspondent. I will say that I don't know this writer. He is not a Methodist preacher, I know, nor a Methodist layman; but I nail it to the counter as a falsehood. The order of the day was laid over until tomorrow. Mr. Phelps, from the committee to report a committee of fifteen, to whom the memorials on division should be referred, reported as follows: A. Griffith, N. Wilson, N. Y. B. Morgan, S. S. Roszell, John Lanahan, G. W. Israel, Wm. Hirst, F. M. Ritchie, J. N. Davis, Ezra Busey, A. Burhman, John Longstreet, Jos. R. Wheeler, P. B. Smith, R. R. S. Hough. The report was adopted, and the Conference adjourned.
ies of his exalted station. For a time we had lost sight of him, and though we remembered his zeal and admired the earnest fervor with which he devoted himself to his particular calling, we did not know but that the location of his Circuit and the peculiar church relations which he sustained, might have led him at least to neutrality, if not active sympathy, with the Federal Government. Stepping into the hall of the Exchange Hotel a few evenings we met this same minister, clad in the co home- spun of the Confederate soldier, with pistol bolted around him, with as truly martial air as was ever assumed by Murat or Sou in the palmiest days of the Napoleonic empire. Upon inquiry we learned that the occupied the honorable positions of chaplain to the first regiment Virginia cavalry, and aid to Gen. J. E. B. Stuart. This minister was the Rev. John Longstreet, of the old Baltimore Conference. Another prominent minister of that body--Rev. Dabney Ball--is commissary is the same brigade.