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‘ [220] the reading of which seemed to melt every heart, and the entire audience was in tears before God. Every word in reference to spiritual truth fell with a soft, subduing fervor on their chastened hearts.’

Rev. J. T. Carpenter, post chaplain at Castle Thunder, Richmond, in a letter to the Army and Navy Messenger, reports 131 professions of conversion among our soldiers in confinement there.

Brother Clopton seemed very much interested for Imboden's men, and if he received your approval has, perhaps, started in that direction.

There is much interest in the hospitals here. My last visit was one of the most delightful hours of my life. It is such a precious privilege to point the deeply anxious soldiers, languishing in the hospitals, to the blessed Jesus——even in the imperfect way that I can do it. I did not find a man who did not seem very grateful for the privilege of conversing on the subject of personal religion. How brightly and beautifully the impressions made on youthful hearts by pious parents come out amid the darkness of trouble and suffering in the hospital! God be praised for these sanctifying influences on the heart of the soldier! One noble soldier said to me: “Thank God for the tract you gave me. It was blest to my conversion. I may die from this wound (he was shot through the breast), but I feel that Jesus is my trust. I fear not to die.”

A lady, living at the North, writes to a Southern friend, after visiting the hospital for Confederate prisoners on David's island: ‘Oh! I felt proud as a queen to see how beautifully they behave —grave, thoughtful, dignified, uncomplaining, cheerful, grateful for kindness, courteous—gentlemen to the backbone. They received me with as much ease (flat on their backs, in shirt and drawers, bunked up all kinds of ways) as if they had been doing the hospitality in their far-off homes. Every man had his Bible, and I heard from one of the carpenters, who rowed us over to the island, that a profane word was never heard from them.’

Brother Luther Broaddus writes from Charlottesville: ‘In compliance with your request I have put myself under the direction of my cousin, Dr. W. F. Broaddus, and have been doing ’

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