His chosen, is now pouring out upon them His gracious Spirit. For the last two weeks they have been supplied with preaching twice a day, morning and night. During this time about eighty have made a profession of faith in Christ, and large numbers come forward nightly and ask us to pray for them. The interest seems to be rather increasing than diminishing. Brother J. A. Broadus and myself are still trying to point them to the Saviour. My dear brethren, we are realizing here all the primitive simplicity with which we are accustomed to think of John the Baptist, of Christ, and of the apostles, as standing in the midst of dense crowds and speaking to as many as could get near enough to hear them. I cannot fully describe the work and its peculiar joys; you must come and see. I freely confess, that it far surpasses anything I ever expected to realize. There is no confusion or disorder, as you might suppose; but, on the contrary, the attention is earnest and constant. Brethren, do come and help us, for we are very few.
Orange Court House, Virginia, September 10.Dear Brethren: It gives me pleasure to report more definitely this week, the state of religious interest in Mahone's Brigade, where we have been holding a series of meetings for three weeks. On last Sabbath, Brother Andrew Broaddus, Jr., at my request, baptized thirty-one candidates for admission into the Baptist Church; nineteen others are awaiting to be baptized, and I learn that others will report themselves in a few days. At present 146 are reported to have found peace in Christ, and have asked for membership among some one of the evangelical denominations. The interest is unabated. Scores and hundreds are asking, “What must we do to be saved?”
H. E. H., Army Evangelist.
Rev. B. T. Lacy writes to the Central Presbyterian from the Army of Northern Virginia: ‘Since the arrival of the army at its present location, about 1,000 have professed faith in Christ, and more than 2,000 are earnestly inquiring the way of salvation.’
camp, Twenty-Sixth Virginia, September 12.Dear Brother Dickinson: Find enclosed the sum of $186.98, subscribed by this regiment to aid in circulating Bibles, Testament,