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[44] same hymn was sung by thousands of negroes on the Fourth of July last, when they marched in procession under the Stars and Stripes, cheering them for the first time as the “flag of our country.” A friend writing from there says that the chorus was indescribably grand--“that the whole woods and world seemed joining in that rolling sound.”

There is much more in this new and curious music of which it is a temptation to write, but I must remember that it can speak for itself better than any one for it.

Very respectfully,


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