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[278] is now heard, subdued and calm, as if overcome by the presence of the Supreme Being, in holy appeal to “the sapphire throne.” Few such spectacles have been witnessed in modern times, and it is needless to add that few such examples have ever told with more wondrous power upon the hearts of men. Are you surprised, after this recital, that “StonewallJackson is invincible, and that he can lead his army to certain victory whenever God's blessing precedes the act?

Rev. G. T. Gray, chaplain of a regiment stationed in western Virginia, writes to the Bristol Advocate that, several Sabbaths since, ‘the sacrament was administered to all the field officers and staff except one, and to eight captains, and to upwards of one hundred other officers and privates. I doubt,’ he adds, ‘if the annals of war ever witnessed such another solemn scene.’

Lynchburg, August 21, 1862.
Messrs. Editors: For two weeks meetings have been held in the Baptist church here, and many indications of the Divine presence and blessing have been enjoyed. Thus far seven have been received into the Church. Rev. J. L. Johnson is one of the chaplains at this post, and is laboring with great zeal and efficiency. Brother G. C. Trevillian has been for some months our regular colporter to the hospitals here. There are at least 4,000 sick and wounded, and a few weeks may bring as many more, as this is one of the principal points to which the wounded of the great army near Gordonsville are brought.

At Lovingston, in Nelson, the government is establishing hospitals; there are now about a thousand at that point. At Scottsville are several hundred sick and wounded, and about as many at Hillsborough, in Albemarle. I would like to have several additional tract distributers at these several points.

Rev. J. C. Hiden, chaplain at Charlottesville, gave me some interesting facts in reference to the hospitals in that town. He represents the men as being very eager to hear the Gospel and to secure religious reading-matter.

In Staunton, I found Brother Fry, our colporter, earnestly engaged. His labors have, indeed, been greatly blessed here and elsewhere. He gave me an interesting account of some conversations he had with General T. J. Jackson. On one occasion the general told him of several prominent officers who were sick, and urged him to go and converse with them on personal

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