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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 5: Bible and colportage work. (search)
ut that, becoming a soldier, he did as many others do—threw off restraint and did wickedly; but now, said he, I have done swearing; I will seek the salvation of my soul. . . . A lieutenant in the Southern Army writes from Monterey to Rev. A. M. Poindexter: The soldiers here are starving for reading matter. They will read anything. I frequently see a piece of newspaper no larger than my hand going the rounds among them. If the bread of life were now offered them through the printed pand reputation of its issues. We give their names: The Evils of Gaming; a Letter to a Friend in the Army, by Rev. J. B. Jeter, D. D.— Swearing, by Hon. J. L. M. Curry— God's Providence, a Source of Comfort and Courage to Christians, by Rev. A. M. Poindexter, D. D.— For the Confederate army, by Hon. M. J. Wellborn.— David, by Professor Geo. E. Dabney—and We pray for you at home, by Rev. John A. Broadus, D. D. Besides these, the board has issued, in conjunction with the Georgia Bible and Colp
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
am dying, and that I will soon be in heaven, to reign with Jesus forever. Oh, how sweet heaven is! There will be no sorrow there. I do want everybody to serve the Lord. I have quoted a letter from Captain Abram Poindexter (son of Rev. Dr. A. M. Poindexter, of Virginia) showing his deep interest in the salvation of his comrades, and his readiness to work for that end. Rev. Dr. J. A. Broadus, in a memorial address on Dr. Poindexter, thus described the heroic death of this young soldier,Dr. Poindexter, thus described the heroic death of this young soldier, and the influence he exerted on his men: The older son, Abran Wimbish Poindexter, at the age of twenty-one, volunteered before his brother's death in an infantry company which he materially assisted in raising, and was elected first lieutenant. Afterwards, by the death of Captain Easley, he became captain; it was Company K, Forty-sixth Virginia. The young man had made a public profession of religion the previous year, was a graduate of Wake Forest College, and principal of Talladega Academ
The Daily Dispatch: February 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], Sudden death of the Hon. J. A. Rockwell, of Connecticut. (search)
uld hardly think of the existence of a financial crisis while seeing the high prices given for negroes. One sold for some $1,300. Several went upwards of $1,200, while many brought from $00 to $1,000 a piece. The people of this county are for secession, and they believe that we have nothing to fear if the Southern people are united. William M. Ambler. Esq., sent from this county to the Convention, is a strong man, and will ably reflect the feelings and opinions of his constituency. Rev. A. M. Poindexter, of your city, preached an eloquent sermon in the Baptist Church, at this place, last night. He made an effort yesterday to raise funds with which to send out Rev. J. W. Jones and lady, who reside here. to China, and a few individuals subscribed $250. Rev. Mr. Jones is eminently fitted for the work to which he has been set apart, and notwithstanding the difficulty of securing money for any purpose, we think he can be sent out to the great work of Evangeline the heathen.
The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Letter from Major Anderson to Henry Ward Beecher. (search)
Religious matters and the crisis. --The Religious Herald states that Rev. J. B. Taylor and Rev. A. M. Poindexter, Secretaries of the Board of Foreign Missions, have voluntarily decided to give up about $20 per month of their salary. We learn, also, that Rev. A. E. Dickinson, the Superintendent of Baptist Colportage in Virginia, has, of his own motion, relinquished one-half of his salary, choosing rather to be burdened himself with the difficulties of an inadequate income than to burden the work for which he labors. Who can refuse to imitate this example of sacrifice to help our religious enterprises in the present exigency?
Southern Baptist Convention. This body assembled in Savannah on the 10th inst., and was called to order by Dr. Richard Fuller, who, it will be remembered, presided over its deliberations two years ago in Richmond. Revs. Wm. C. Crane and Geo. B. Taylor, Secretaries, were in attendance.-- Eleven States are represented in the Convention. The delegates from Virginia are Rev, J. B. Taylor, Rev. A. M. Poindexter, D. D., T. D. Toy. From Maryland, Rev. Richard Fuller, D. D., Charles Stevenson, Rev. G. W. Samson, D. D. From North Carolina, Rev J. L. Pritchard, J. H. Ivey, J. W. Williams, A. T. M. Handy, J. M. Russell, E. W. Henderson, W. Rives. W. H. McIntosh, Charles Manly, M. B. Harden, H. S. Haynes, S. A. Creath, J. J. Cloud, Rufus Figh. The following officers of the Convention were elected: President--Rev. Richard Fuller, D. D., of Maryland. Vice-Presidents--Messrs. B. Manly, Senr., of Alabama; Thomas Starks, of Georgia; R. B. C. Howell, of Tennessee; and P. H. Mell, of
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Biennial meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Savannah, Ga., May 9, 1861. There are about a hundred delegates in attendance upon the meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Fuller, of Baltimore, the President, managed to get here by leaving his city by the last vessel which the Government permitted to leave for the South. Rev. Drs. Taylor and Poindexter, from your city, are here. This Convention represents a constituency of 500,000, comprising much wealth and influence.
through their chairman, Rev. Geo. B. Taylor, as follows: Foreign Mission Board, located in Richmond, Va.--J. B. Jeter, President. Vice Presidents; Wm. Crane, Md.; J. L. Burrows, Va.; T. E. Skinner, N. C.; J. C. Furman, S. C.; H. A. Tupper, Ga.; L. B. Lane, Ala.; J. H. Martin, Miss.; R. C. Burleson, Texas; P. S. G. Watson, Ark.; J. E. Welch, Mo.; A. D. Sears, Ky.; M. Hillsman, Tenn.; G. W. Samson, D. C.; J. E. Broome, Fla.; F. Courtney, La.; J. B. Taylor, Corresponding Secretary; A. M. Poindexter, Corresponding Secretary; Edwin Wortham, Treasurer; Wm. H. Gwathmey, Recording Secretary; C. T. Wortham, Auditor, Board of Managers; R. Ryland. Wellington Goddin, C. H. Winston, E. J. Willis, J. S. Coleman, A. P. Fox, J. B. Wood, A. Snead, F. J. Barnes, L. W. Seely, H. K. Ellyson, D. Shaver, J. B. Solomon, Jesse F. Keesee, A. G. Wortham. Domestic Mission Board, located at Marion, Alabama.--W. H. McIntosh, President. Vice Presidents; F. Wilson, Md.; T. G. Keen, Va.; W. Hooper, N.
obertson, Bernard Todd, Wm. Drummond, Ira C. Schoolfield. Dr. J. N. Schoolfield, J. M. Butter, A. B. Garland, E. D. Merritt, David Steel. On motion of Rev. A. M. Poindexter, it was Resolved, That it be earnestly recommended to all Baptist Churches throughout the State to meet every Lord's day, to pray for the Divine blessing oes in heathen lands are laboring with hopefulness and success. This report gave rise to an interesting discussion, in which Revs. L. W. Allen, J. B. Taylor, A. M. Poindexter, G. W. Sampson, and A. Broaddus, participated. Rev. Geo. B. Taylor reported the following important preamble and resolutions: The Committee to whoms, baptized 1,077 converts, made 5,587 visits, organized 11 churches and 26 new Sunday schools." Interesting addresses were made on this report by Revs, A. M. Poindexter, G. W. Sampson, J. B. Hardwick, T. G. Keen, Burrows and Fisher. H. K. Ellyson, Esq., has for years labored with great success as Corresponding Secretary
dence of the Richmond Dispatch."honor to whom honor is due" Black Walnut, Halifax Co., Va., June 18, 1861. While every issue of your paper furnishes gratifying evidences of the devotion of the ladies to the cause of our Southern Independence, and their readiness to promote the comfort of our soldiers, I must in justice to the fair daughters of Black Walnut, Halifax county, claim, that while all the daughters of Virginia have done well, they have excelled. Having learned from Rev. A. M. Poindexter, just arrived from Yorktown, that the Black Walnut Dragoons were stationed there without camp equipage, or any shelter other than their India rubber blankets, they determined to go to work to supply their need. A supply of cloth was procured from your city, and a few hours' notice given, and early the next morning 50 ladies were collected and busily engaged at work. By 12 o'clock of the second day twelve large-sized and well-made tents, with two dozen camp chairs, were ready, packe
ng on furlough for a few days from Yorktown, where his command is stationed. As soon as it was ascertained that our gallant friend was present, he was called on by his people for a speech. The Court having adjourned temporarily for the purpose, Captain Collins came forward and spoke for one hour, in the most gallant, patriotic and eloquent manner, upon the subject of the war, and at the conclusion of his speech was cheered long and most enthusiastically by his friends and hearers. Rev. A. M. Poindexter being present, was then called for and came forward, and spoke with an ability and patriotism upon the subject of the war rarely equaled. In the evening, after the speaking was over, Capt. James R. West organized his volunteer company, which makes fifteen companies old Halifax has raised for the war. Capt. West's company elected as their lieutenants, Thomas G. Coleman, Jr., Col. P. Tuck and Major Henry Tuck. The Rev. Jno, A. Scott, I understand is raising an artillery company in
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