ar Mother:--God has sent me not only to preach the sword, but to use it. When this Government tumbles, look amongst the ruins for your Star-Spangled banner son. and within ten days from the time of its departure, full ten thousand men of the city of New York were on the march toward the Capital.
John Sherman, now (1865) United States Senator from Ohio, was then an aid-de-camp of General Patterson.
He was sent by that officer to lay before General Scott the advantages of the Annapolis route, al.
In the midst of the wild tumult, caused by the call to arms — the braying of trumpets and the roll of drums — the representatives of a sect of exemplary Christians, who had ever borne testimony against the practices of war, met in the City of New York (April 23), and reiterated that testimony.
That sect was the Society of Friends, or Quakers.
They put forth an Address to their brethren, counseling them to beware of the temptations of the hour, and to pray for divine blessings on their c