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"crush," "confound" and "destroy" were no unusual epithets. Nevertheless, there are a few good and noble spirits who cry day and night for peace. They are sick of the awful scenes of the wounded and dying which Washington city has so often witnessed. Dr. Sampson, a Baptist minister, on the day of one of our "fasts," called the attention of the union prayer meeting to it, and desired that God would bless the day to our everlasting good. It met with the approbation of some, but Dr. John C. Smith remarked, if this was to be converted into a "secesh" meeting he would come no more, and his majesty has since kept at home to curse the South and invoke blessings on the head of President Lincoln.--Although I was once a teacher in his Sabbath school, and a member of his congregation, yet I was afraid to attend his church, lost he should recognise and report me to the Provost Marshal, and have me imprisoned. We do trust the prayers of the few righteous will be heard, and that He who i