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Testaments and Religious Tracts for our soldiers.

--From the Wilmington (N. C.) Daily Journal, of the 11th inst., we copy the following.

‘ We are glad to learn that Rev. A. E. Dickinson, General Superintendent of Army Colportage, intends to establish a depository in our city, which will be supplied with Testaments, Tracts, and other religious publications. By this arrangement our soldier can the more easily be supplied with religious reading.

His object is one which commends itself to the religious community by its own intrinsic merits, apart from any mere temporal advantage to be derived from it; white even those who look no farther than to its immediate reflects, bear witness to the great power of religious reading and instruction in improving the morals of the camp, and the discipline and efficiency of the army.

Mr. Dickinson brings with him the following testimonial, which vouch sufficiently for his own character, as well as for the estimate placed upon his work by those occupying a large space in the public eye, and enjoying a large share of the public confidence:

Richmond, Jan. 9, 1862.
The bearer of this is the Rev. A. E. Dickinson, who is about to visit the Southern States of the Confederacy, in furtherance of his Christian Mission as General Superintendent of Army Colportage.

He is commended to the generous public as a gentleman of character, reliable, and well esteemed by those who know him.

The following is from Gen. Wise, of the Confederate Army: ‘ "I have no hesitation in bearing my testimony, from experience in command, to the value of religious teaching, preaching, and instruction in the camp of the army. The men are fond of any reading and especially the romance of Scripture is attractive to them. I recommend Hunter's sacred biography to be published in lectures, as tracts.

Henry A. Wise.

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