' God, we address ourselves to the exercises of this day and to the struggle to which Thy holy Providence calls us. Oh, God of our fathers, remember this favored land.
We have reason to thank Thee fow York as they charged in contest upon a foreign soil for the honor of your flag; so again, if Providence shall will it, this feeble hand shall draw a sword, never vet dishonored — not to fight for distory for the future that your children will either glory in or blush for. (Loud cheers.) When Providence puts together the 19th of April, 1716, when the first blood was shed at Lexington, and the 19thieves like them?
He said he had never been a rabid abolitionist, but it was his opinion that Providence was as much at work now as He was when the children of Israel in Egypt received their emancipabefore.
I hope on to-morrow, Sabbath though it be, that under the protection of Providence, and under the orders of General Beauregard, commander of our forces from the Confederate Stat