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Rev. Dr. Hoge, dated London, June 11th, published in the Central Presbyterian: ‘ It is providential that I did not go home in May, as I intended. The Abolitionists of England and of the Federal States have made serious misrepresentations of my mission, which could not be met and refuted had I left this country when I proposed to do so. One of the papers here (the Record) reported that I had accepted the grant of the British and Foreign Bible Society "on the stipulated condition that the Bibles should be impartially distributed among the white and black population of the South," whereas there was no condition annexed to the grant, express or implied, and if there had been I would not have accepted one of them. The grant was free, unrestricted, and untrammeled by any terms whatever. ’ Another charge of the Abolitionists here and at the North is, that my mission was "a Confederate dodge to excite political sympathy for the South" --that the New York Bible Society never withheld their Fables from the South; and therefore that my errand here was worse than useless. This charge is made plausible from the fact that after the news of my success here reached New York, the Bible Society there did make a grant, (as they call it,) and that the books were allowed to pass by flag of truce to Virginia. Now I want you to furnish me with residence that Mr. Woodbridge wrote to New York for Bibles long before I left Richmond — and could not get them — that our supply, was exhausted, and that we knew of no other method of obtaining one except from England.
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