Fruits of the Colportage work.
The tidings from different portions of the field are of the most encouraging character.
By a letter received by Rev. Mr. Dickinson
, an influential Chaplain
writes: ‘"As an evidence of the moral and religious character of our army, I have only found one thorough infidel, and he of foreign extract.
Six hundred Testaments, and six thousand tracts have been distributed by me among the various regiments camped around us. From these efforts, I have fallen upon the following results: From the tract, A Mother
's Parting Words to Her Soldier Boy, eight precious souls date their conversion to God, 'Are You a Soldier,' and I am a Soldier,' have resulted in the conversion of five.
I have met with seven from reading other tracts.
What may have been the result beyond my knowledge, God only knows, but I believe much good has been done.--One came to me a few days since, with tears flowing from his eyes, and said, 'My friend, I would not take ten dollars for the tract you gave me. I have been a wanderer from God; my mother has wept over are again and again, and it was left for a little tract to bring me back.
O, sir, I feel to-day that I am a new man, and am determined to live for God, as well as my country.'" ’
adds several other interesting incidents, and say, ‘"the half I cannot write."’ Such testimony is cheering to those who are aiding to promote the moral improvement of our noble soldiers.