him just as long as you please!”
“Well, I guess that'll do for this time,” was the remark of the moderate member of the 35th Ohio regiment.
A regiment was passing at the time.
One of the sick soldiers, to whom Elliot had been kind, on witnessing this treatment, told him if he would lay the case before Gen. Buell he would get redress.
Elliot answered, “I look for my redress to the Southern army.”
In New Orleans, where General B. F. Butler
exercised authority, the services of the churches were interrupted by the arrest and deportation of ministers.
The following appeared in a Northern paper as an item of news:
The three disloyal Episcopal clergymen, Rev. Dr. Goodrich, Rev. Mr. Fulton, and Rev. Dr. Leacock, who have been forwarded to this city from New Orleans by Gen. Butler, staid at the Astor House until yesterday afternoon, when they were turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal, who will consign them to Fort Lafayette.
The offence of these ministers was that in the Sunday service they had omitted the prayer for the President
of the United States
The following scene is a specimen of what occurred in many parts of the South
under Federal rule:
As the Rev. H. R. Smith, of Leesburg, Va., came from the pulpit, after the usual Sabbath services, Capt. McCabe, one of Mr. Lincoln's officials, arrested him for disloyalty, objecting to his sermon, his prayer, and chapter read from the Bible.
The sermon was written, and, on examination, they were constrained to withdraw their charge against it. “But you did not pray for the President of the United States?”
Mr. Smith replied, “No, sir, I prayed, as the Bible directs, “for all in authority,” and if you consider Mr. Lincoln your President you could join in that prayer.”
Well, the captain found that he must waive that item of the charge.
“ But your chapter — I do not believe the words read are in the Bible.”