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[222] The Biblical Recorder and Confederate Baptist, once sent here, have ceased to come. Why is this? The Christian Index, Religious Herald and Southern Baptist come with tolerable regularity; but never in sufficient numbers to supply the demand. Every Georgian wants the Index—and so of other soldiers; each wants to see a paper from his own dear State. There are some signs of religious awakening among the soldiers here. A few are decidedly interested, and I am not without hope that we are about to be favored with an ingathering of souls to the Lord. Let our soldiers be remembered in all the prayers of the disciples of Jesus. May thousands of them soon become soldiers of the Cross!

Yours truly,


I might multiply at great length incidents illustrating the great value of this colportage work, but I must now content myself with adding only the following:

A father sent to his son in the army the tract, ‘Are you Ready?’ and was soon after rejoiced by the reply: ‘Yes, sir! I can now say that I am ready. The tract you sent awakened me. I have gone to Jesus for salvation, and am prepared now for whatever may await me.’

A mother sent her son Dr. J. A. Broadus's tract—‘We are Praying for You at Home’—and added the simple words: ‘Yes! we are praying for you, Charley, that you may become a Christian.’ That boy saw no peace until he found Christ and experienced sweet ‘peace in believing.’ A soldier once asked me for a copy of the tract, ‘You Must Labor for Salvation,’ saying that it had been blessed to his own conversion—that he had given it to a comrade, and he, too, had been converted— and that he now wanted to distribute all of the copies he could get.

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