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[527] as there is a confederate soldier to care for; and we appeal to you all to lay aside your fear, forget your panic, dismiss all thoughts of “running,” and join us in the noble work, and when our liberty is established you can then claim your share of its rewards.

Mrs. H. T. Jones, President St. Philip's Hospital Aid Society. Mrs. D. N. Judson, Secretary.

The call to prayer.

Our readers have noticed, we presume, the proclamation of the Mayor of Atlanta, summoning the people to fasting and prayer, in view of the perils which threaten our city. A short time ago the same authority called on all the able-bodied men of the city to rally for its defence.

These two proclamations are entirely harmonious. After having employed all the means within our reach to resist the approach of the invader, it is well to remember that our chief dependence is on an Almighty arm. If Providence vouchsafe a blessing upon our armies, the preparations which have been made will be found efficient to hurl back in confusion and disaster the columns which our vaunting foe is pressing upon us. If He — the giver of victories — withhold his blessing, all that has been done, ample, gigantic as we deem it, will prove unavailing.

It is eminently proper, in view of this fact, that the people who are more immediately exposed to the present invasion should most earnestly seek the Divine succor. Let to-morrow be emphatically a day of supplication to Almighty God for his favor. Let the merchant close his doors, let the laborer intermit his toil, and let each give himself to this important work.

Let old and young, let men, women and children join their hearts and voices at home and in our sanctuaries in importune supplications at the throne of grace for the coveted good. Never could a people have a more powerful incentive to prayer than that which is now upon us. Our homes and our altars, in a great measure the safety of the State, and very largely the interest of our entire confederacy, are suspended upon the result of the battle which now seems to be impending.

A decided victory will give new courage to our people, inflict wide-spread demoralization upon the foe, and hasten the day of peace. Self-preservation, patriotism, religion — all summon us to earnest, fervent prayer.

The showers of yesterday and last night chilled the tube of our thermometer considerably. There is a pleasant breeze blowing this morning, and the ladies, taking advantage of the pleasant weather, are out shopping on Whitehall street. Bareges seemed to have the call in the matter of dress, though we noticed several pretty muslins and lawns, with now and then a light-colored summer silk, with waist of white jaconet.--Atlanta Register, June 10.

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