statements of Christian doctrine which characterize their Articles of Belief and Confessions of Faith.
When any church will inscribe over its altar, as its sole qualification for membership, he continued, the Saviour's condensed statement of the substance of both Law and Gospel, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself,” that church will I join with all my heart and all my soul.
At a dinner-party in Washington, composed mainly of opponents of the war and the administration, Mr. Lincoln's course and policy was, as usual with this class, the subject of vehement denunciation.
This had gone on for some time, when one of the company, who had taken no part in the discussion, asked the privilege of saying a few words.
Gentlemen, said he, you may talk as you please about Mr. Lincoln's capacity; I don't believe him to be the ablest statesman in America, by any means, and I voted against him on both