; the singing had a cheering effect.
Upon further experience in the company, I found many of the young men to be of high character, good education, and some ten or twelve to be real, active Christians.
From the first, great watchfulness and care required lest the reading of the word and use of prayer should be slighted or neglected—which was the experience of many; found need of watch and pray.
This week so busily engaged in moving about, had no opportunities for prayermeetings.
On the second Sabbath enjoyed two prayer-meetings, and which continued the general rule ever after in the company, when external circumstances would allow of it; and the attendance in our company was always good.
And it shall never be forgotten how grandly impressive were those meetings in the open air; a bayonet stuck in the ground for our candlestick, and speakers and hearers seated on the ground or on sticks of wood, while deep attention was generally given to the word of God and the supplications to