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e, a star, said he, moved in the sky, and guided the pilgrim wise men to the manger where the Saviour lay. Ermahnung zum Frieden auf die zwolf Artikel. He advised the oppressed country people, taking with them the teacher of their choice and the open Bible, to follow the star of freedom to lands where religious liberty could find a home. History of the United States, i. 298, later edition. In October of the following year, the little synod held at Homberg by the landgrave Philip of Hesse accepted the propositions of Luther, that all Christians share equally in the priesthood, that true churches consist in self-organized, self-governing communities of believers; and that these communities, thus freely formed, may be associated through an annual general meeting of ministers and delegates. Ranke, Deutsche Geschichte, II. 304. The glad lessons of reform went out through all the land, kindling the poor and humble and afflicted with the promise of a happier age. Himself pea
and piled their arms on the ground. Nor must impartial history fail to relate that the Chap. XXV.} 1781. Oct. 19 French provided for the siege of Yorktown thirtyseven ships of the line, and the Americans not one; that while the Americans supplied nine thousand troops, of whom fifty-five hundred were regulars, the contingent of the French consisted of seven thousand. Among the prisoners were two battalions of Anspach, amounting to ten hundred and seventy-seven men; and two regiments of Hesse, amounting to eight hundred and thirty-three. On the way to their camp, they passed in front of the regiment of Deux Ponts. At the sight of their countrymen, they forgot that they had been in arms against each other, and embraced with tears in their eyes. The English soldiers affected to look at the allied army with scorn. Their officers, of more reflection, conducted themselves with decorum, yet could not but feel how decisive was their defeat. When the letters of Washington announci