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A New Translation of Scripture.

--The Macon Telegraph puts forth the following, which is a literal copy from a passage in the tenth chapter of Joshua, except the proper names:

  1. 1. Now it came to pass when Abe Lincoln, King of the Abolitionists at Washington city, had heard how Jeff. Davis had taken Fort Sumter, and how the inhabitants of Virginia had made peace with the children of Jeff. Davis, and were among them.
  2. 2. That he feared greatly, because Richmond was a great city, and as one of the royal cities, and all the men of Virginia were mighty.
  3. 3. Therefore, Abraham, King of Washington, sent unto the five Abolition Governors of New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, saying:
  4. 4. Come up unto me and help me, that we may smite Virginia, for it hath made peace with Jeff. Davis.
  5. 5. Therefore, the five Abolition Governors gathered their armies together, and went up and encamped before Manassas, and made war against Virginia.
  6. 6. And the men of Virginia sent unto Jeff. Davis, at Montgomery, saying, slack not thy hand from thy servants, but come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the Abolitionists of the North are gathered together against us.
  7. 7. So Jeff. Davis ascended from Montgomery, and all the men of valor with him.
  8. 8. And the Lord discomfited them before the children of the South, and they were slain with a great slaughter at Manassas; and they were chased along the way that goeth up to Centreville, and smitten to Alexandria, and near unto Washington city.
  9. 9. And it came to pass, as they fled from before the children of the South, that there were more that died from fear than were slain by the sword.
  10. 10. For there was no day like that before it, for the Lord fought for the children of the South.
  11. 11. And Jeff. Davis said: Stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them, and suffer them not to enter their cities.
  12. 12. And Jeff. said to the children of the South; Fear not, for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies.

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