, not preachers, spoke gratefully of the mercy of God to them in blessing their imprisonment.
Fifteen had professed faith in Christ.
Twenty others gave the hand in pledge of a new life.
It was a holy, blessed day to the souls of many, though the body was shut up in close imprisonment.
We could all thank God for the freedom of the soul, and for soul religion. Among the converts was Lieutenant Wm. J. Read, of Tennessee, son of Dr. Read, missionary of the Baptist Central Foreign Missions to Siam.
From this time the work spread till there was a great revival among the officers imprisoned there.
There were many religious men among the officers.
There were 13 preachers among them—6 Baptist, 6 Methodist and I Episcopalian.
There were 102 Baptists, 95 Methodists, 45 Presbyterians, 37 Episcopalians, a few Catholics, Lutherans, Jews, and others who had a religion of some sort, among the prisoners, and over 100 professed during the winter, spring and summer.
Thus God sanctifies sufferin