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[327] place. We left feeling how blessed it was to work for God at such a time as this.

L. C. Vass, Secretary.

camp near Orange Court House, September 1.
For nearly a week I have been aiding Rev. J. J. D. Renfroe, chaplain Tenth Alabama, in a protracted meeting. I found Brother Renfroe nearly broken down, having been for three weeks preaching daily. Our congregations have been very large; for some distance the entire grove being crowded with deeply interested listeners. Never in my life have I seen men so eager to hear and be profited by the word spoken. Though I have preached nine times I have not seen one listless hearer among all the hundreds who have been in attendance. Not a word has been spoken during the services, and, so far as I could see, every man has seemed profoundly impressed with the solemnity and importance of the occasion. It is impossible to say how many have asked to be prayed for. On several nights not less than from 150 to 200 made this request of us. Many have professed conversion—not less, I should think, than 175. Last night our congregation was considerably larger than on any previous night, and the interest is evidently on the increase. Brother Renfroe is receiving many for baptism. While our meeting has been going on so pleasantly, just on the opposite hill, about a hundred yards distant, in the same brigade, is another of equal interest. It is being conducted by a Baptist minister, a lieutenant and a Methodist chaplain. Fifty have professed conversion. I will give a few facts, by way of illustrating the character of this work of grace. I announced at one of the meetings that there was an assortment of tracts in the chaplain's tent. In a few moments after I found numbers crowding around the tent and helping themselves. Each man looked over the packages and selected such as he wanted, and consequently every tract which explained the plan of salvation, or which treated of Christ, was taken, and the others left. As the soldier's eye would glance over the titles, when he came to “The great question answered,” by A. Fuller, or, “Come to Jesus,” his face beamed with joy. No one seemed to feel that he had time to read of anything else except the way to be saved. Another interesting feature in the meeting is the deep solicitude which all seem to have that they may be genuinely converted. The young converts often come


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