To give you the animus of the Northern Methodist Church in Kentucky, allow me to tell your readers about one Rev. (?) Mr. Black, stationed in Newport, opposite Cincinnati. On one Sabbath he had his church ornamented with U. S. flags and brass eagles; his hymns were the ‘ Star-Spangled Banner,’ ‘ the Red, White, and Blue,’ and ‘ Hail Columbia.’ He prayed that the Union may be preserved, ‘ even though blood may come out of the wine-press even unto the horses' bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.’ In the course of his sermon he said: ‘I trust our troops will rally and wipe out the disgrace of Manassas, though it cost the life of every rebel under arms. Let Davis and Beauregard be captured to meet the fate of Haman. Hang them up on Mason and Dixon's Line, that traitors of both sections may be warned. Let them hang until the vultures shall eat their rotten flesh from their bones; let them hang until the crows shall build their filthy nests in their skeletons; let them hang until the rope rots, and let their dismembered bones fall so deep into the earth that God Almighty can't find them in the day of resurrection.’--Mobile Tribune.
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