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Davis, at Richmond, advising him that the army could not hold its position, and that preparations should be made to evacuate the Capital at night. * * * No sound of the battle — not an echo, not a breath-had yet reached the doomed city.
It was a lovely Sabbath day, and Richmond basked in its beauty and enjoyed more than usual remission from the cares of the week.
（Page 487.) Ladies dressed in old finery, in which the fashions of many years were mingled, were satisfied to make a display at St. Paul's about equal to the holiday wardrobes in better days of the negroes at the African Church.
At the former church worshiped Mr. Davis.
He now sat stiff and alone in the President's pew, --where no one outside his family had ever dared to intrude since Mrs. Davis had ordered the sexton to remove two ladies who had ventured there, and who, on turning their faces to the admonition to leave, delivered before the whole congregation, had proved, to the dismay and well-deserved mortification of t