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The Daily Dispatch: October 31, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
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Extracts from Irving's "Life of Washington." A correspondent, signing himself a "South Carolinian," sends us the following for publication. They are so remarkably appropriate to the present condition of things that they will not be found uninteresting and certainly not inapplicable: Letter to Mr. Laurens. "I cannot sufficiently express the obligation to you for your friendship and politeness upon an occasion in which I am so deeply interested. I was not unapprised that a malignant faction had been for some time forming to my prejudice, which, conscious as I am of having ever done all in my power to answer the important purposes of the trust reposed in me, could not but give me some pain on a personal account; but my chief concern arises from an apprehension of the dangerous consequences which intestine dissentions may produce to the common cause. "My enemies take an ungenerous advantage of me. They know the delicacy of my situation, and that motives of policy depri
st in it. Coming home wounded, I had time to ask myself why I had been spared. I was struck down by a squad of the Black Horse cavalry. I never expected to get away alive" After the meeting had closed, some one asked the officer, "Do you know Jim Irving of your regiment?" "What! the old comrade of the worst fighters of the city? he and Orville Gardner at their head? I guess I know him." "What sort of a man is he in the camp?" "His is the most beautiful Christian character I ever saw. I nevenow?" "In prison at Richmond, because he considered it his duty to stand to the last, and he was taken." "Do you know he was accustomed to attend these meetings?" "I have often heard him speak of these meetings with the profoundest delight. If Jim Irving is not a changed man, I do not know who is Not a man in the regiment could be found who does not know him, and does not believe him to be a Christian." Characteristic Yankee Romance. The Lowell Citizen and News publishes the followi