tracts, etc., in the army. We have been very much indebted to you for about two years, and we very cheerfully contribute the above amount. Many in this regiment, no doubt, will, in the great day, thank you and those co-operating with you, for sending and bringing them the “glorious Gospel of the blessed God” in so many forms. Thousands of pages of your tracts have been distributed and read with pleasure and profit. Hundreds of your Bibles and Testaments have been presented to us and most highly prized, I assure you. And your ministers have come to us and most faithfully preached the “word of life.” We have been holding prayer-meetings constantly in the chapel for weeks, and we scarcely ever fail, how tired soever the men may be, to have a large congregation. It is a glorious sight to behold a hundred or two of young Christians mingling their voices in praise to their Saviour. Many of them exhort and pray in public, and there is quite a development of piety and of gifts. We have inquirers still, and some are giving their hearts to the Saviour. I have already baptized seventyone in this regiment, and there are others to be baptized. Nearly as many have united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and quite a number with the Presbyterian Church. I have also baptized thirty-six in the Thirty-fourth and Forty-sixth, some of who mprofessed conversion at our meeting, and others in their own regiments. Your brother in Christ,
Wm. E. Wiatt, Chaplain Twenty-sixth Virginia.
A writer in the Southern Presbyterian, from the Army of Northern Virginia, states that since the forces reached their present location, the conversions reported in the Second and Third Corps alone, are at the rate of 200 a week, ‘and the work is widening and deepening, so far as man can judge.’
Orange Court House, September 20.Dear Brother Dickinson: After receiving my commission as evangelist, I proceeded to Fredericksburg, where I labored with the Eighth and Ninth Georgia Regiments, who were quartered in the city. There was then, and had been for some time, a deep religious feeling throughout the whole brigade—Anderson's— and at the instance of Brother Burnham, Chaplain of the Ninth Georgia Regiment, I made an appointment to baptize some