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Prayer-books and Scalping-Knives.--The following letter, picked up by an officer of Gen. Cox's staff, on the ground from which Governor Wise's troops fled, shows the affecting tone of true piety that runs through all the Confederate operations:--

Way up on the hill, below Charleston four miles.

Mat.:--I want you to put every thing in the sergeant's room — every thing that belongs to us. And if there is any engagement, break my little trunk open, and take out my Bible and prayer-book, and those Boone County bonds, and save them for me. I have not read my Bible for sixteen years, but I want them saved. Cook all the provender up there, and put all our cooking utensils together in the sergeant's room. The news is that the enemy is coming up on both sides of the river in a d----d strong force. I am the second company to have a shot. The orders are to scalp all we get near to.

J. W. M. Sherry, Captain of Boone Rangers. --Phila. Bulletin, Aug. 2.

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