Washington, D. C.
, May 15
.--An incident is mentioned in connection with the encampment of the First New Jersey Regiment, near Meridian Hill
, which is alike honorable to all concerned.
A party from this regiment called upon Mrs. Baker
, an elderly lady, who has a vegetable garden near by, and attends the Northern Liberties Market
, and asked her for some onions and other vegetables for a sick companion, which she freely gave them, asking no pay. The next day the party returned with a handsome Bible, which they presented her, and which she accepted as worth more than money.
Those who remember how the measure of meal of the widow of Zarephath was never allowed to be empty, after her free gift to the wayfaring prophet when hungry, will readily come to the conclusion that this good old lady, animated by the same spirit, will never lack the early and the latter rain to give verdure to her fields and replenish her stores abundantly.--National Intelligencer, May 17