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Five fighting Ministers.--The N. Y. Observer says that a Louisiana clergyman, writing to them over his own name, remarks:--

I am one of five ministers, of three different denominations, in a single company, armed for the defence of our rights and liberties, three of whom are between 50 and 60 years old. And I tell you in candor, and in the fear of God, that if you or any of the brethren who have urged on this diabolical war, come on with the invading army, I would slay you with as hearty a good-will, and with as clear a conscience, as I would the midnight assassin.

In the name of God, I conjure you, let us alone. I speak the spontaneous sentiment of every Southern heart — man, woman, and child. We will never submit. We will shed the last drop of blood in defence of our rights. You are my enemy, and I am yours,

J. F. F.

The editors remark that they withhold the name of the belligerent subscriber who thus expresses his thirst for their blood, and, after stating that he owes them $25, indulge in the hope that before he “slays” them, he will “clear his conscience” by paying that little bill.

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