There are scores of pious men in the army who will become voluntary colporters if we can supply them with books.
What a field of usefulness this war has opened!
May it not be that this is one of the ways in which God makes the wrath of men to praise Him?
Let all who can imitate the example of this pious soldier, and very soon the tree of life will be placed within reach of the tens of thousands of brave men who are now congregated within the limits of our State. A. E. D.
Brother J. W. Williams, Mathews county: Our soldiers are all well.
I have morning and evening services, weekly prayermeetings, and preaching every Sunday.
I have no tracts.
Do send me some, that I may be placing them in the hands of the soldiers.
Brother H. Madison, Richmond: I have been laboring three weeks in the various encampments around Richmond, and so much have I been prospered that I feel like thanking God and taking courage.
I find that, almost without exception, the soldiers are religiousl
e have made a profession of religion.
Rev. D. B. Ewing, of the Presbyterian Church, is the post chaplain.
He is eminently adapted to such labors, and finds much encouragement in the work.
Brother Ewing, assisted by several of the chaplains, is now holding a protracted meeting.
A. E. D.
July 2, 1863.
We have now a noble band of laborers in the hospitals, ministering to the spiritual wants of our suffering soldiers.
In Richmond, we have Elders R. Ryland, D. Shaver, B. Philips, J. W. Williams, and others; at Petersburg, Elder Thos. Hume, Sr.; at Charlottesville, Elder W. F. Broaddus; at Lynchburg, Elders G. C. Trevillian and C. A. Miles; at Liberty, Elder Jas. A. Davis; at Scottsville, J. C. Clopton; at Culpeper Court House, Elder J. N. Fox; at the hospitals in the upper part of the Valley, Elders A. M. Grimsley and H. Madison; at Emory, Henry College, and other hospitals on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, Elders R. Lewis, J. D. Chambers, and W. Buckels; and at Danville