for the Richmond Dispatch.]a National prayer. Camp Cooper near reville, November 30th, 1861.
Messrs. Editors: The enclosed "prayer" was received the other day, accompanying a letter from Maryland, by the "underground railway." As you will see, by referring to the foot-note, it was put under the doors in Baltimore on the night of the 26th September.
Knowing your sympathy for my native State in her unfortunate affection, I place the prayer of her oppressed at your disposal.
From Lincoln and Hicks From Dodge and from Dix, The people, kind heaven, dissever, With cuff, and with kicks, And with back-handed licks, they would rule and formant us forever.
From Scott's gentle care, From Bates and from Blair, And Union men loyal from station; From Yankees is arms, In quest of free farms, Great Goodness, deliver the From telegraph lies.
And Government spies.
Who turk everywhere to inspect us; From the Federal gag. And the Gideon flag.
We pray thee, goo