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[294] Thus our meetings were well attended by soldiers—the church filled every night. Quite a number asked for prayer, a few of whom found the Saviour; but having to go right on to the army, they were not received into the Church. Never have I known such eagerness to hear and to read the Gospel as is manifested by the convalescent soldiers here. Rev. George B. Taylor and Rev. Mr. Smith are the chaplains at this post. Brother Taylor has recently collected more than $300, with which to buy a circulating library for the hospitals. This is a good move, and deserves the consideration of all chaplains who are stationed at hospitals. Brother C. F. Fry is laboring here, in the employment of our board, and is doing a vast amount of good. We need at least a hundred more to act as colporters in the camps and hospitals. Have we earnest-hearted men who are ready to enter this service, constrained by love to Christ and to souls? I am persuaded that the post of colporter in the army is one worthy of our very best ministers. At least this is the opinion of Rev. Ro. Ryland, who for a year has been giving himself to the work.

A. E. D.

I have recently closed a protracted meeting in my regiment, which resulted in about ten conversions.

F. Mccarthy, Chaplain Seventh Virginia Regiment.

A correspondent of one of our exchanges says: ‘I have never heard tenderer, more fervent or more importunate prayers, than in the tent, or rough bivouac, or in the woods.’

Elder A. B. Campbell, chaplain of the Ninth Georgia Regiment, writes from camp near Orange Court House, Virginia, November 10, to his parents: ‘From the time we left the Peninsula until now, we have never suffered an opportunity to hold meetings to pass unimproved. Many souls have been converted, and Christians in the army have been greatly revived, and many who had fearfully backslidden have been reclaimed. Two of these young men have fallen in battle. As one of them fell at Manassas, he turned his dying eyes to his companions, and said: “Write to mother, and tell all the family to meet me in heaven, for I am going there.” The other was wounded there also, and subsequently died—declaring to the last that he was “willing to depart and be with Christ.” Others of the young converts are with us, battling nobly for the cause of Christ. It is no longer ’

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