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^Ue?iD^ fen Columbia of blacks and
y?k&*&&'.' j I perused it eargerly to asser- !
, tain the ! sentiment and complexion ofi
these tWo! poi ? tica I 'elementa* wheii %iead-f
v?d together, for I have always had my
j>uspicion^ of Columbia and herpo.iticans
-ever stuck the Ilampton-Nash meeting.
wer? my suspicions unfounded, for j
-on reading, the entire telegram I discov- j
eflafl aythoy_ dsepised sycophant-a
than Nash, has succumbed to
st ry of designing men, and bc-j
.come a cjonvert to the doctrine that the
,southern| whites-pur former roasters^]
?r? Wr *
Hold! Mr. Henry >?.'Turner, and let;
.gs^am ne thc subject- Hew long have j
yon lived South before, the war? ( I mean j
during tl ie reign .pf terror.) What do you j
know of the antecedents of these " best j
friends ~ of ours ? Are you prepared to j
dunstant ate tfteir friendship tb the colo
red1 mar .by erny voluntary" action of
tbeitts?* \v? you 119t aware Sfiey?
?truggled^for S<?$? ksag ye^1^ tn a bloody
rj^?ilioc jj^pstt: e Q?o'?rnment-risk
ed- their ii??es, their fortunes and their all
to perpetuate their rights -of despotism
/\2ft*enji? power, did they not legislate
against j^ur interests and well-being as a
people?| And after we bad fought and
bled upon an hundred battle fields to
^ipehouj tjiat foul blot upon the escutch
eon of our.couotry, and were marie free
citizens jthereof, to enjoy ""life, liberty,
.and thejpursu*t.?>f happiness/' did they
?ot C?a?i that oppressive and unjust bill
known as .the "Negro Code," as their
last .deajth grasp at our libertie s ? These
are mets familiar to the mind of every
intelligent colored mim of the loutit ;
?fcem, wi? s\?> notjthink it altogether safe
triwgbt them. How then can they
conscientiously c?vm to be our '-best
i^idsf .Friend?itp docs not consist
merely of words, but deeds ??$0; hence
we know who our friends are by what
they hajre done for us. -By their fruits
ye shall| know them/* It is too late now
to attempt to delude us. We have paid
.jdearjy.ifor our lesson, and intend tc
profit bj}* it.
. We^rived our freedom and political
immjrajties from a power whose repre
^8enta%ye is^he immortal Star Spanglec
Banneij; andWien men who *yould trail
^l?Wan?insult ii, tettu^Jhej
' -Saffig rfQ^?^
ra region of iur
ners add Nashes were to tell us so. Wc
aye not|. s ur pr i sed at the duplicity ol
Beverly Nash, because we know bim tc
be an ignorant man, who wa > schooled to
obey hijs master ; and it is very natural
tjiat he ishould still speak in accordance
wjth the wishes of his superior?, or at
least thbse whom he has been taught to
Relieve! are . jys ^pcriprs. But Henry
M. -Turner, hailing from Washington,
D. C., ?as sold his birthright for a mess
of pottage. It is said that every man
has hts -price.
?eorgeipvva, G. G. CR?YOS.
Theiprospects for South
Governor Perry in his recent letter to
.??he Pli&nix bas .the fol lowing absurd
ideas on restriction. He probably thinks
that the colored people would abuse pow
er as badly as the white rebels of the
South. ! Gov. Perry saVs :
,#ust ?as sure .ps general suifrage is
given tcj the negro, in South Carolina,
Jie wjH iesi iws j?ajger?caj strength, and
sooner, br later, under tie file lead of
Black Republican emissaries, ^ejze the
political power of the ?v?ate, and exercise
it to ogress ?nc? plumier tin* white race.
There' are thousands ol' unprincipled
wfyite l^cn amongst us, who will unite
their dejstinv with the negro tor the si*ke
'spoilt and plunder. They will easily
^e persuaded, and pei-suade themselves,
?hat ft is right and proper that tiie lands!
of th? Sjtate should be divided out equally j
amongst aft of J^er citizens. Every one \
should Ijtave a nomc-r-the poor freedman j
as well jas his former rich master. I lav-;
ing tbe jpower in their hands, with t'asj
belief, it is folly and stupidity to suppose I
they willi not execute it. They must I
serve oik juries and hold office, ride with '
^QU.|LU4 your wives and daughters in the j
carr^a4ql eat with you at the hotel, and \
sit"witli! you in the church. AH this, and j
jB&? ten! ti ni?s more, you must endure j
from yo^r black "political masters. Andi
can-it-?e that the pride of Carolina has j
mr& *sqj' low, and been so degraded, as |
to votelfor ail this voluntarily, for the I
purpose of getting back into that Union !
which ber citizens professed to ha e and j
despise!so cordially a few years since?.
Are they willing to go to the polls and j
cast their vote for a Convention, with
this destiny staring them in the face, in I
order to-save their lands from confisca
jti???-EO. They will be voting the nlti* I
mate confiscation of their lands and their
political rights as surely as they ;?re vo
^^?^y tli?ir ijonor as men and Car
}^ial^^t^^^ ' g .,. |g| , . * ,
There are in the- State~only * ten Dis
tricts out of the thirty in which the white
voters are. in the majority, and these
Districts are the smallest ; consequently
two-thirds and more of the Convention
may be negroes or Black Republicans.
The Legislature will be similarly com
J posed. X>o the people of South Carolina
j really think of these consequences, or
j are they prepared to accept them ? Better
j a thousand times let Congress confiscate
your lands than enta 1 such a Govern
ment and such degradation and misery
! on yourselves and posterity. Do your
duty, and leave the consequences to
God. Act like men and Carolinians.
Declare, by voting against a Convention,
that you will nev?r voluntarily yield the
right of self-gove^pment, or place ^.our
selves under the control ot your former
I slaves. 30lter-far better-to remain
j as you are, under the military rule of
?your conquerors, ami await t;heir retur
I ning sense of justice. I feel assured that
nothing but a mistaken appeal to base
fear, and that dastardly virtue, galled
prudence, could have wrought so wonder
[ fui a change,in-the public sent iment ol
? South Carolina. Audit is melancholy
! to see the "people-a proud, gallant peo
I pie-scared into their own ruin and
! degradation by the false erv of confisca
! lion, like the consumptive lunatic, v.ho
: had such a terror of death that he butted
: his brains out. against the walls of his
j cells to avoid it. In order to save ont
i hmds from Congressional collocation.
I we are persuaded to let the negroes
Ijvireel thtnu ont auiCHigst tlicmse?ves.
CHARLESTON, S. C., MAY ll, 13C7,
I . All letters to the Editors or Pub
\ lisherr stould be directed lo k* ?karl&t?z
; Advocate LOCK-Box 100."
j Charleston, S. C.,
j gp Single copies of the Advocate may
. ?be had at Mr. Howard's tin store, under
? ; our oilice at ten cents each. ^3
I ! White and Blacfc Men.
j Jb?a recint eAto\?fr>f4cT&^
rrr%, .?uu' JIJCA?^-wc una tue Torrowing
'! sentence :
.j u Black mon are more deeply interest
led in the well-being of their race than
>; any white ma . can be."
Again the same paper in its editorial
! : columns says :
J k* We want true representation. Let
j the whites bc represented according to
1 their numbers, and the blacks according
1 to theirs also."
If a white man cannot fully appreciate
the interests cf the colored man, then
j wc infer that it must be equally ifnposi
l??e for the colored man to feel for the
i interests of the whites. Hence the de
(mand is made that in legislation, each
j class should be duly represented, that
whites mav act for whites, and colored
j for colored i %
I Thc same principle is inculcated by
; blacks who say they love those of their
! own color better than whites, and by
: white who claim that they cnn feel more
j deeply for the wrongs inflicted on theil
j own, than on the colored race. If it be true
! that our affections, for hum nity, should j
ke varied by thc color of the skin, then I
I class leg. slat ion and representation are j
I to bc justified.
; The same principle of. seperate inter
ests and patti al affection, is involved in
; the idea that the two classes should ride j
in sej a atc cars, occupy separate sittings
j at church, receive the Lord's Supper at
: separate tables, and be meluctorl in c?is
fimct ecclesiastical organizations.
That narrow minded prejudiced white
people, who believe that God designed !
the colored man for shivery, should be j
found to advocate the idea that the Afri-I
can has distinct sensibilities and interests i
from white people, niig?it be expected ; !
but that colored men should endorse j
this unchristian idea seems to us quite
lt might as well be contended that j
persons with blue eyes cannot identify!
themselves with the interests of those of
black eyes, as that a man with a light
skin cannot feel full sympathy for his
brother of a darker hue ! " The black
man is more deeply interested in the well
being of their race than the whiteman
caa be.V Were Clarkson, Wilberforce,;
Wesley, and a Lincoln black m n ? Whoj
with the African's complexion ever didj
more for his race than these devoted
lovers of pur common humanity ? Did he j1
who took upon himself, not the nature:
of angels, but the seed of Abraham need j
to have a colored skin that be knight ?
make an atonement for the sins|f the
whole world ? Are we not made
blood, and have we not all been
ed hy the same Savior, and at th
price ? What interests has the bl
distinct and seperate from the wh
in this or the coming world? DoS&e
gospel know any di?erence,or doesjjod's
law make any distinction? We ftigQ^
as well tali: about the white nian,^^^e
and the colored man's Bible, as thejphite
man's church, and the black J^n,s
church. It is equally absurd to fide?"
take to make distinction in reg!
their interests or representation.
In the great work of reconstructible
should scorn the idea of the wjnp or
black man's party. The broad .b^P/01*
which we are to predicate our legislation
should be that of principle, and notjjom
plexion. Man should be regard
mau eutitled -to ali the sacred rig
humanity' without any distinction i
account 'ot racVorcoi?r. ? '"tsas&. i^v**y
titled to peculiar consideration or q
position in church or state, becausV^?s
complexion is either white or black. No
man has .a right to be a master, $0}T
man can justly be reduced to slavery for
this reason. It is as repugnant t? the
great principle of the brotherhoi^ of
man, to orgauize a church on t?? ba
sis of a dark, as white skin, and fist as
anti-republican to encourage poiitfe?l.or
? sanitations and special legislativ for
? the black as tcTdte man. ?11 &<Md be
j admitted to equal rights and prMleges
! in church and state whatever ISy be
! their ?ace or color. Those clajas to
; leadership and distinction that aifrnrgecl
j on the consideration of complexion
i should be regarded of shallow aivljpuht
fid force. No man has a claim ts3&con
fidence of colored people becausj? Lc is
himself colored., and none arc topacio
thc objects of suspicion and mistrjst be?
! cause they are white. Wre shoulden live
j together in peace and harmony?ejoing
j t? others as wc would that they*hould
I do unto us. Those who would mv?f?C:!r*
?ttg to do with the white man, arWUie
same unchristian spirit as thos& who
would have nothing to .do with Ui? cob
red man. In this countrv of ours iv
! should know in the administration of the
ijovernment, no black or white No th or
South, but man as man and the IJuioi;
a^on^juodliiSi^raW?- ^fr^g jj
Cherry Hill Camp -Meeting] fy
j The first week in Moy 18G7, viljbe
j memorable on accoun*. of the hold|g of
j the first Camp-meeting in South
?lina, since 1844, by the old Nietta
? Episcopal Church,
i The weather was delightful-the fi
j excellent, and the prc ching powerfrl.
j Rev. J. A. Sasportas, pastor of hi
j morville circuit, managed the med
; with gracious skill, and there was no
i slightest disturbance from first to a
?either among white or colored, Aso
j awe seemed to pervade the cncampn?n
j and none seemed disposed to hm: q
harm in all God's holy hill. Though
meeting was designed specially fort
i circuit vet there were lanjc del?gala
I from AVentworth street, ?Spring ste
! and old Bethel churches ; went out ri
? their tents to encamp for the week, M
j added greatly to the interest of thc m?t
I ing. Many professed to expeiiencethe
i deep fulness of God's love, and ahnt
i 12a sought and found the pearl of gr:at
Scenes like ti?e day of Pentecost ind
primitive Methodism were re-enact*!?;
" the slain of the Lord were many." Dn
Sabbath night there were between 50 and'
CO lay as dead, at one .time in the tents
and praying circle at the stand.
We could but exclaim erv outo
shout thou inhabitant of fSUw rOr
is the Holy One of israel in the midst of
thee." Long will the manifestation^!!
the power and glory of that ni?ht be re
Sermons accompanied hy the demon
strations of power, were preached in fol
io wi.ig order viz : Opening discourse by
C. il. IJolioway on "drawing nigh to
God," followed by Bro. Way on the
1C works of Darkness/'
Dr. Webster on "the land of promise."
C. H. Holloway on " the willing peo
Dr. Webster on " the close friend." i
J. Roseman on "the Prodigal Son."
Joshua Wilson on 4 the joyfu1 sound.'
T. W\ Lewis on "converting the sinne;.?|
Sam'l Weston on "the great c^ro^L
J. Roseman on " the looking unto mc.
Joshua Wilson on "the good Samaritan."
T. W. Lewis on " who shall abide His
J. A. ?Sasportas on " the Lord's supperr|
and the wedding garment."
B. F. Randolph on "the Queen of Sheba,"
A " love feast " accompanied by tjtej
rich experience of pilgrims long on the
heavenly journey, and young and happy
converts, with appropriate words of part
ing council, closed Cherry Hill camp
meeting. : . ;
The S. C. BaH Road agents deserve
great credit for their gentlemanly kind
ness towards those who gassed ov?r their
roads to the meeting, and the ?edpctiq?
of their fare one-naif.
Sister Elizabeth Way, has given a
beautiful lot for a permanent camp
ground for the M. E. Church, nearer the
rail-road. She is the daughter of Saml.
- , a^ji,
?utrage at Lynchburg.
We have been credibly informed that
a dastardly and cruel outrage ?as .been
committed npon^he person of Rev. J. R.
Tamblyn at Lynchburg S. C. Mr" Tam
blyn ?is engaged as a missionary of the
M? % Church upon the Sumter circuit,
5&**>a3Soa9 a teacher of a freedmen's
school at Lynchburg, under ftfce auspices
of "The N. ?. Freedmen's -Union Com
A bout two weeks since, by invitation
of th? colored citizens of Lynchburg, he
consented to address them at a public
meeting upon-the great questions which
are now .engaging the attention of the
unreconstructed South. Ile was also
asked to read "The Military Reconstruct
tien BiU,', "The Platform of the Union
Republican Party" and such other docu
ments as would give the lately enfran
chised, light upon their rights and duties.
At that meeting a large number ofthe
freedmen were present, and a few of
"the upper and ruling classes," Mr. Tam
blyn in writiug to a friend concerning tho
meeting, says : "I went with fear and
trembling, not being accustomed to speak
? upon political matters, but sudden in
spiration came over me, and I spoke with
great liberty for about an hour." Noth
ing was said that any reasonable person
cot? ld take offense at. The laws of the
Isfattort ftud the powers of representative
bodies were explained, and fully given,
to thc enthusiastic delight of the freed
men, and discomfiture of the unrecon
The Sabbath following this meeting,
instead of worshiping God in their usual
places, it is said that "the offended resi_
Jps&nts of %ryhebfcurg rnict to concert plans
ancj schemes to drive Mr. Tamblyn out j
of town," for he was having too much !
influence the ni yers. It was also sug- !
gested hythe conspiring haters of free]
\ speech^ free pre?s^ and free men,, that.'
j "whatever was done must be done in the
j night, so that no one could discover the
Threats against Mr. Tamblyn's life
were patent and public. Ile was cau
tioned by citizens of Lynchburg, not to
I bc out ?of doors arter dark ; still he eould
j not believe that any one entertrined
malice in his heart toward him, and went
about his regular work. On Sabbath
last he went to Sumter to fulfil his ap
pointment, and returning to Lynchburg
Monday evening, while walang from the
depot to the town about half-past 7 o'clock
he was struck under the eye by some
unknown missie which stunned and felled
him to thc ground. Had it not been for
the coming of a few loyal and friendly
freedmen to his aid, Mr. Tamblyn thinks
his life would have been t:;kcn before
he could have readied his boarding
Means were made use of on his part to
secure action from the civil authorities
in thc premises., but no attention was
given. We understand that full repre
sentations have been made to General
Sickles, and we trust immediate steps
will be taken to remind the people of
"Xrynctiourg that the government ?rill
defend and protect its loyal, threatened,
and violated citizens. If we cannot have
tree thought, expression and action, espe
cially where it is most needed, then are
our efforts to save the Nationality in
Mr. Tamblyn is an Englishman by
birth, scholarly and cultivated, generous
and charitable conservative in sentiment
and disposed to give justice with an even
balance to all men, and we feel that this
outrage is more unwarranted and im
placable on that account.
Another Murderous Assault.
McLoud, a colored local
preacher of the M. E. Church, was shot
last Friday on the high way near Lynch
burg, s. C., by one of the white "chival-1
ry" of that place, and at last accounts
lay in a dying condition. We have
heard of r.o provocation save his connec
tion with the M. E. Church, and taking
part in a Republican meeting We learn j1
that the civil authorities r?fus d to ar
rec? the murderer, and that the Milita
ry commanders are attending to the
matter. We have good hope that a lit- j
ile of the wholesome discipline of Gen-j
erais Sickles and Scott will make our
lives a little safer in the vicinity of this
nest of ex-Confederate officers.
A Convention of the Union Republican
Party of South .Carolina assembled at
Military Hall in this city on Tuesday
eve.ping last. Something over fifty del
egates wepre present and answered to
their names. The room was densely
packed with spectators, all of whom
seemed to take an anxious interest in the
proceedings. The Convention was called
to order by 3fe..#. P. M. Epping, who
nomipate?l for temporary Chairman, R.
H. Gleaves of Beaufort, which was put
to vote and carried.
The.Chairman, on taking his seat, ex
plained jtp? objects of the assembling of
the Convention which were the more per
fect organization of the** Union Republi
can Party <<sf*his State, and the adoption
of a platform which should be the basis
for the pa? ty to work upon.
On motion, a Committee on Creden
tials, consisting of one from each District,
was;?jppointed by the Chairman. The
Committee retired, and on their return
reported eight Districts represented.
On motion, a Committee on permanent
organization was appointed, who report
ed tlie following nominations : For
President, R. H. Gleaves. Vice Presi
dents, J. J. AV right, Rev. R. II. Cain, J.
P. M. Epping, Isaac Brockington, II. J.
Maxwell. Secretaries, Robt. J ames, W.
J. McKinlay, T. K. Sasportas. Chap
lain, Rev. F. L, Cardoza.
The nominations were severally voted
Upon, and confirmed by die Convention.
,'CapuT. h ?cy and Mrs. Harp
were called out and addressed the Con
The Convention then adjou^ed to
meet the next morning at JO o'cloek, at
the A. M. E. Church, on Calhoun St.
2d DAY WEDNESDAY, MAY 9th.
j The Convention met according to ad
journment, and in the absence of the
! Chaplain, the meeting was opened with
j prayer by Rev. J. G. G i bbs. Wj?0?&?
! Gleaves made an address, further ex
plaining the work of the Convention .and I
rtefending the prlfici^ les and d-oo'rincs of f
I the party.
i A Business Committee was appointed j
?who reported tjie following;
? 1st That the Convention adopt Cush
ing's manuel as the basis of the parlia
mentary jules and regulations by which j
thev would be governed.'
2d The appointment of a temporary j
iState, Central Committee.
3d The adoption of a platform of j
Committee on Platform. R. JC, De
Large, W. J. Whipper,, JJ. IL Cain, IL
J. Maxwell, g. W, M. Mackey.
Committee on Addresses. J. J.
Wright, Jas. M. Allen, II. E. Ilayne.
State Central Committee.
C. C. BOWEN, President.
E. P. WALL. Vice President.
PAUL POIXSETT. Treasurer.
W. J. WHIPPER-Beaufort.
W. M. VINEY,-Colleton,
R. C. DELARGE,-Charleston.
J. K. JILLSOX,-Kershaw.
IL E. IIAYXE,-Marion.
T. K. SASPORTAS,-Orangeburg.
On motion it was resolved that all j
persons in attendance on this Convention,
having been elected to represent Parish
es or pistricts, are hereby admitted to
?eas, provide the committee on creden
iials are satisfied of their election or ap
Charles Bentham and Peter Crpshy
were appointed Sergeant-at-Arms.
It was moved and carried that a com
mittee of one from each District be elect- io
ed permanently to act as a State Central j n
Committee, and that the Districts not
represented be left open for appoint
The Convention then took a recess till
half-past 3 o'clock.
The Convention met according to ad
journment, and proceeded to business.
On motion it was resolved that the
Chairman of the State Centrai Commit- ! S
tee appoint temporary committee-men j C
for the unrepresented Districts. ! v:
Resolved, That a committee of five be ? B
appoint.d to draft a platform and suita
ble resolutions for this State.
Resolved, That a committee of three
be appointed to devise plans for procur
ng means for defraying the expenses of
Resolved, That the Chairman, Secre*
ary and Treasurer of the State Central
m, - II -- ga*
:?mmittee< tog?fier ^ith any two of tlie
lommittee, coie?itrfe the Executive
Tte following $a?3?m was adopted
?vtbe Convention, w
Platform oMfg^lf^ "Republican
Party ??^^th. Carolina,
I. That in titder to make Ike labor?
>f all our loyal fellow-citizens asore ef
fectual for carrying out the prohibions
)f Congress, for the restoration of ?aw
md order in our State, as weil as for foe
peace and prosperity of our entire cou?
try, we, the people of South Carolina, do
form ourselves into a politic al organiza
tion, to be known as the Union Republi
can party of South Carolina.
II. That as republican institutions can?
not be preserved, unless intelligence be
generally diffused among all classes, we
will favor a uniform system of commoj^^gg
schools and colleges which shall be opejj
to all, such system to b? supported by a
general tax upon all kinds of property.
III. ?That we will favor a liberal sys?,
tem of public improvements, such as
rail-roacK canals, and otjier works, and ;
also such a system of awarding contracts
for the same, as will give all our fellow
citions an equal and fair chance to share
IV. That we will also insist upon
such modification of the laws of the state
as will clo away with imprisonment for
debt, except for fraud, and imprison
ment of witnesses except for wilful ab*
sense, and, especially, to abolish entire
ly and forever, the barbarous custom of
corporeal punishment for crime, or any
V. That as large lanc\ monopolies
tend only to make tho rich richer, and
the poor poorer, and arr ruinous to the
?gfivl?ltiira?, commercial, and social in
terests of the state, thc legislature should
offer every practicable inducement for
the division and sale of unoccupied lands
among the poorer classes, and as an en
couragement to immigrants to settle in
VI. That the ; law of ejectment an?
listraint should be so modified as to pro
jet equally the landlord and the ten
VII. That provision should be made
br the exemption of the "poor man's
xoinestead.*'. 4 ' < ^ _
VIII. That the interests of thc sta'c
leiuand a revision of thc entire code of
laws, and the re-organization of the
JX. That it is just and proper that al\
Laxes should be ad valorem, and prgporr
lioned to the property of the citizens,
md that no capitation or poll tax should
aver be levied in this State.
X. That the ballot being the surest
safeguard of the rights of the citizen, all
officers of the State should be elected by
XI. That the poor and destitute,
hose aged and infirm people, houseless
md homeless, and past labor, who have
lone to care for them, should be provi
led for at the expense of the State : and
hat in the re-construction of our govern
ncnt, we will see to it that they are not
?cglected and forgotten.
XII. That we give our cordial and
mtirc sanction to the action of Congress
br the restoration of the Union, and to
he wise and just principles pf the Re?
XIII. That we will not support any
candidate for pf?ice who will not openly
indorse the principles adopted by the
Jni.on Republican party ; and that we
dec ige ourselves to stand by the regular
lamination of the party without any res
R. C DeLarge,-Chairman, 9
?I. J. Maxwell, \ E. W. M. Mackey,
kV. J. Whipper, J R. H. Cain.
Kev. B. F. Randolph, Ast. Supt.
f schools for this State, for the purpose
f organizing schools, and looking after
ratters that pertain to them in general,
ill visit the following places.
Columbia, May IZ? Camden, May
0. Darlington, May 27. Cheraw,
lay 29. Marion, June 3.
t^* We are happy to learn that the
ett proceeds of St. Marks Fair amout
d to the generous sum of S1?16, 80.
BAPTIST CHURCHES,* BRANCHVILLE
. C.-On Sunday 28th of April Rev.
!. H. Corey organized a Church in this
illage. Jt is to be known as the Canaan
laptist Church. Rev. G. Govan baa
een since ordained as Pastor.
"WADMELAW ISLAND.-Last Sabbath
tevds. C??I. Corey and \V. Carr visited
lis Island and organized the " Wadm*
iw Baptist Church.' After 61 had been *
aptized by Rev WY Carr, the Lord's
upper; was administered to the newly
?gani?e&ebnrchvh?e now. numbers 223.