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iforming and arming the county, and doubtless liberal responses will be made to their appeals by our wealthy citizens.
The greatest sacrifices, however, will be made by the ladies, who gladly contribute their all — their husbands, sons and brothers, to aid in repelling with their lives, if need be, the Northern invader from our beloved Commonwealth.
Last Sunday was a memorable day with those who attended Hobson's Chapel.
At the conclusion of the discourse, the minister called on Mrs. Edward Brown, wife of our former representative in the House of Delegates, to lead in prayer.
Such a prayer could have been framed only by the lips of woman; fired with patriotism, assured of the justice and integrity of our cause, pleading, as in the very presence-chamber of the Deity, for the lives and the safety of our loved ones on the field of conflict, and, like Deborah of old, confident that the victory would be ours.
It was a solemn time with us all, the ladies wearing sad and tearful cou