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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 5: Bible and colportage work. (search)
ng them tracts and Testaments. Two young men asked me to pray for them, and never can I forget how they wept and thanked me for searching them out. How I rejoice at being allowed to labor for the souls of these dear soldiers. Last Thursday evening the Sunday-school and Publication Board of the Baptist General Association determined to have 10,000 copies of the New Testament printed in Richmond. This, if we mistake not, is the first time the New Testament has ever been published south of Mason and Dixon's line. It is surely an important move, and should be encouraged by all who feel interested in the effort to secure Southern independence. . . . A. E. Dickinson, General Superintendent. Several young men in the Alabama regiments have been converted by reading the tract, Come to Jesus, and the works, Persuasives to Early piety and Baxter's call. On another occasion I gave books and tracts to a young man who had been in several engagements since he left home, though he had