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and country. We went to church at Millwood, and heard Bishop Meade. His sermon was full of wisdom and love; he urged us t them. June 18th, 1861. We go to-day to dine with Bishop Meade. He wishes us to spend much of our time with him. He shop of Louisiana has been to Mountain View, to consult Bishop Meade on the subject of his taking the field. I do not know y 21, 1861. We were at church this morning and heard Bishop Meade, on the subject of Praise. He and his whole congregatio him, as far as possible. It is delightful to be with Bishop Meade. There is so much genuine hospitality and kindness in d country. A pyramid of the most luscious grapes, from Bishop Meade's garden, graced the centre of the table. The bridesmald for the service. Bishop J. performed the ceremony. Bishop Meade professed to be too old for such occasions, and declineong, that we spent a great deal of time upon the road. Bishop Meade delivered a most interesting address. He mentioned wit
him so much in every respect. March 6th, 1862. To-day we saw Bishop Wilmer consecrated-Bishop Meade presiding, Bishops Johns and Elliott assisting. The services were very imposing, but the congregation was grieved by the appearance of Bishop Meade; he is so feeble! As he came down the aisle, when the consecration services were about to commence, every eye was fixed on him; it seemed almos Our little Alabamian seems better, but so weak! I left them for a few moments to go to see Bishop Meade; he sent for me to his room. I was glad to see him looking better, and quite cheerful. Bishten him, though he doubtless has many to weep in heart-sickness for their loved and lost. Bishop Meade is desperately ill to-day-his life despaired of. March 14th, 1862. Our beloved Bishop MBishop Meade is dead! His spirit returned to the God who gave, redeemed, and sanctified it, this morning about seven o'clock. The Church in Virginia mourns in sackcloth for her great earthly head. We knew t
enemy's lines were closing around our loved ones there. It is painful to think of their situation, but they are in God's hands. It is said that Lee's army and Meade's are approaching each other. Oh, I trust that a battle is not at hand! I feel unnerved, as if I could not stand the suspense of another engagement. Not that I fear the result, for I cannot believe that Meade could whip General Lee, under any circumstances; but the dread casualties! The fearful list of killed and wounded, when so many of our nearest and dearest are engaged, is too full of anguish to anticipate without a sinking of heart which I have never known before. There was a liestern part of Georgia. The papers say that the enemy under General Grant has retreated towards Chattanooga. Longstreet, when last heard from, was at Knoxville. Meade, on the Rapidan, after having been in line of battle for several days, has fallen back, finding that General Lee was ready to meet him. December 6, 1863. I t
oyed his sermon. Every thing looks so dark without that our only comfort is in looking to God for His blessing. The Union Prayer-Meetings are great comforts to us. They are attended by crowds; ministers of all denominations officiate at them. Prayers for the country, hymns of praise, and exhortations, fill up the time. Some of the addresses are very stirring, urging the laity to work and to give, and to every branch of the Christian Church to do its duty to the country. Our brave old Bishop Meade, on his dying bed, admonished one of his presbyters to speak boldly to the people in behalf of the country; and I am glad to hear the ministers do it. They speak cheerfully, too, on the subject; they are sanguine of our success, depending upon the Lord and on the bravery of our troops --on the sword of the Lord and of Gideon. February 8, 1865. I feel more and more anxious about Richmond. I can't believe that it will be given up; yet so many persons are doubtful that it makes me ver