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nd eloquent prayer, after which he shook hands with the condemned and left the scaffold. Then followed Nelson, an old grey-haired negro clergyman, who has spent much of his time with the negroes during their imprisonment. He exhorted the crowd in attendance to take warning from the fate which was hanging over the unfortunate criminals standing by him. "My friends, "he said, "sin and Satan is now howling through disland more than I ever hearn of afore. I'se been preaching de gospel of de Lord dis forty years, and I neber see so much bad doins afore. Our poor old commonwealth is suffering with sin of every kind. Our jails, our courts, our law officers, is all full of wicked, bad people, who have violated de law; and it seems date de devil am let loose. Dese boys (pointing to the negroes beside him) am truly pent of dar sins, and I believe am going up to God." Nelson then shook hands with his "unfortunate brothers," as he called them, and particularly desired to be "remembered