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the North may see its folly and guilt in seeking to subdue and oppress the South.
Two prayer-meetings were reported as held weekly in Jackson, Mississippi, on behalf of Southern soldiers—one, a female prayermeeting, held in private residences on Monday; another held on Wednesday, at 5 P. M., alternately at the different churches.
Members of all denominations participated in both.
A correspondent writes:
A soldier from one of the Gulf States, whose company was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, was very sick.
A kind lady paid him a visit and found him delirious.
He gazed at her a moment and said: Go away from me; you are not my mother.
But her heart was too full of sympathy for the mother of whom the poor soldier was thinking to leave him. She waited until the fever had abated, and then she talked to him of his absent, loved mother.
Tears flowed down the sick man's cheeks, and that interview was a blessing to him, as also to the kind woman who had hunted him out.