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d said: Come back; and, if I have only a blanket, you shall have half of it. It was in the spring of that year that Bishop Polk, then missionary Bishop of the Southwest, made his first visitation in Texas. During his stay in Houston he was enterI know you would, general — I know you would. Shortly after, General Johnston left us to go to his office; and then Bishop Polk, by way of apology for his confidence, so feelingly expressed, in his friend's sincerity even of unbelief, related to akening occurred among the cadets under the ministry, as chaplain, of the Rev. C. P. McIlvaine, afterward Bishop of Ohio. Polk was one of the first to feel this new concern, and, being entirely ignorant of the first principles of Christian belief, hng his room-mate so deeply interested, he read with him such books as the chaplain put into their hands. The event was Polk's entire satisfaction, followed by his joining the church, and determination to leave the army for the ministry, which he
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