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[for the Richmond Dispatch.]
Colportage among the soldiers.

The Colportage Board located in this city is engaged in a most excellent work. The fifty colporteurs in its employment spend their whole time and energies in exploring and endeavoring to supply the religious destitution among the soldiers. Almost every mail brings ridings of the good that is being accomplished. An efficient chaplain of the Confederate Army thus writes: ‘"From extensive observation I am fully convinced, that one of the most effectual means of saving our army from the demoralizing influence of camp life, is the distribution of traces. An aged father who visited this post a few weeks nice, to see his sick son, arrived just in time to see him die. He immediately inquired about his soul, and learned that his son was happy in Christ. But when the father learned that the little tract 'Come to Jesus,' had brought his child to Jesus, he determined to aid pecuniarily in the circulation of that precious little tract far and wide among our soldiers."’

Not long since in passing through one of the hospitals, I observed a no e looking man asleep. He bore the marks of a cultivated mind. On the opposite cot, I placed a tract ‘"Jesus found at the Lamp Post,"’ so that the picture might arrest his attention when he awoke. I passed on among others. Soon he opened his eyes. They fell upon the tract.--He stretched out his weak hand and took it up and began to read. As he did so I saw the tears falling from his eyes. I left, intending to call the next day, but he had been moved to another hospital. Excuse me for referring to this. The half I cannot tell. Surely God is in our army.

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