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[190] were in needy circumstances. On many accounts, this has been arduous service; but I have felt in my soul a recompense, as these have generally evinced great interest in my visits among them. The three chaplains on duty here are very attentive to the hospitals, and co-operate with me heartily. Another large hospital will be opened here very soon. There are also some regiments quartered around us, which I intend to visit. I feel that this is a great work in which I am engaged. Pray for me.

Yours truly,


March 12, 1863.
Brother M. D. Anderson: ‘I have for some time been aiding in a revival now in progress at Fredericksburg, at which upwards of sixty soldiers have professed conversion. Last night about one hundred asked for the prayers of Christians. A great work is going on.’

Brother G. C. Trevillian, Lynchburg, Virginia: ‘We have a soldiers' reading room here, which is well supplied with religious papers. Our hospitals are very much thinned out. A few days since I was sent for to be with a dying man, who desired to see a minister of the Gospel. I found him rejoicing in a hope of strengthened faith. Our prayer-meetings continue with increasing interest. We have also an interesting Bibleclass, which meets every Sunday morning.’

Brother Bagby, besides his labors as colporter, renders valuable service by occasionally taking an agency tour for us. He recently spent a few weeks in the Rappahannock Association, and returned with $850. We would like to appoint a few more such laborers. Rev. J. H. Campbell writes, from Savannah: ‘Last Sunday, at a meeting held at this place, at least three hundred soldiers came forward for prayer.’

Brother Campbell writes most imploringly for reading matter, and says: ‘The soldiers manifest more anxiety for reading matter of late than ever before.’

Three of the most useful Baptist ministers in Georgia, Elders J. H. Campbell, S. Landrum and D. G. Daniel, are now acting as tract distributers for us at Savannah.

Rev. W. L. Fitcher writes, from Petersburg, Virginia: ‘I have enjoyed many interesting seasons among the soldiers since I've been in your employ. Have always been kindly received ’


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