Virginia Methodist Episcopal Conference.
This religious body has been in session in Lynchburg, Virginia
, for a week past-- Rev. Wm. A. Smith
It has adopted a report fixing the salary of army chaplains at: for a married man, $800 and $400 for each child; and for a single man, $500. In the report of the Soldiers' Tract Association we find that there have been printed, for gratuitous distribution,--
"Thirty-seven thousand bibles (sold), nine thousand catechisms, four million pages of tracts, seventeen thousand two hundred bibles and testaments, thirty-seven thousand psalms, five hundred thousand copies of the Soldiers' Paper
(issued at Richmond
) and the Army and Navy Herald
(issued at Macon
), thirty-seven thousand copies of the Soldiers' Hymn Book (for camp worship); and to Sunday schools, in and out of the army, nine thousand catechisms and primers.
"The cause has been liberally sustained by our citizens and soldiers — our receipts during the past year have reached $126;900. Twenty-five laborers have been actively engaged during the year in distributing the publications to the soldiers and making collections for the cause.--Besides these, the army chaplains, the church missionaries, and many soldiers, officers and privates, have been heartily employed in distributing religious literature in camps and hospitals.
was selected as the place for holding the next session of this Conference. "