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From the New York Herald. '
The Chickahomifty Campajg-n
The Reports of Generals Lee and
General Lee's report of the operations
before Eichmond subsequent to the battle ..
" of the Seven Pines is a yeajy interesting
document. Ge?eTal McClelian's report of
the same events has been before the pub?
lic, for a considerable-time, and' has been
Vreely commented upon. But the set as?
saults of professional critics, having no
other purpose but to,, write McClellan
down, have^had comparatively little ef?
fect, while it.is certain that the quiet sto?
ry told by General Lee will damage Mc
Clellan's military refutation beyond re?
pair. In the comparison of the two re?
ports we must find the historic truth of
i the story; and that historic truth will for
vever shpw McClellan in a light scarcely
less than ridiculous.
?All ihe story of that terrible fighting
VTluJn began at Mechanicsville and ended
at Mai vert; Hill has, from the conimence
san'dBk been foggy. The mass of the peo?
ple KaVe never* dfstThctry understood it
^Tie correspondents got mixed up at the,
" * tart, .hardly-lfnew where they were, and
* never found?out until they awoke at West
over. Then they began to write confused,
.descriptions, in which the fights they had
eecn were frightfully muddled with one
another and with the "fights they had
"heard about. No ono untangled this
?narl. Thus the people wore deprived of
tho readiest means of information and
?never made up the loss. Correspondent-*
had before and have since furnished intel?
ligible schomes orskeletons of battles and
campaigns, that enable the people lo grasp
.Vach as a unit and put in tho prdp'er
.place? nil facts that might subsequently
come to hand. But this no ono evVr did
for the seven days. It is therefore onlj'
proper to run over the names and relation
of the various fights at pr?s?nt in t?r'Her
to make more clear a comparison of what
is said b}' tho two gefk-rals.
Lee was in Bichmond with about six?
ty thousand men, and McClellan was in
iro*h*t 9f it with certainly not less than
one hundred thousand; Jackson, with
forty thousand, was marching to join Lqe.
The notRble feature in tho theqtre of ope?
rations was the Chiektthominy river.
That stream traverses the country about
four or five milos north of Richmond, in a
direction very nearly east and west, and
runs through an extensive tract of marshy
land to tho northeast arid east of Rich?
mond known as White Oak Swamp. Mc?
Clelian's left rested on this swamp, which
Lee. supposed to be impassable for an
army. His line crossed the stream, and
his right rested on Beaver Dam, a tribu?
tary of the Chickahominy, he having a
small force thrown out about a mile fur?
ther, in the village of Mechanicsville.
McClcllan'8 right was t?cf?ftre north of
Richmond, with (tho Chickahominy be?
tween his line and the city. His left was
due cast of Richmond, without any river
between tho city and his troops. The
fighting began on McClellan's right, north
pf tho city and on the north side of the
On the 25th of Juno, at noon, A. V.
Hill assaulted Mechanicsville and captur?
ed it, driving out our forces, which were
not large, and which retired to* Beaver
Lam. On the same day, but at nightfall,
Hill and Longstreet assaulted the position
at Beaver Dam, a mito further west, and
were repulsed. Those two were stubborn
fights, but not groat battles'.
- On the 27th, at daylfgbt, Hill and Long
etrect renewed the assault at Beaver
Dam; but McClellan had already decided
to with -draw from the' position, Us Jack?
son, coming down on his right, was sure
to turn it: Longstreet and* Hill, there?
fore, only encountered a force placed to
check and retard their advance; so they
carried the position, and this made the
third of their wonderful " vBtbries,"
.On the same day came the great battle
of the series, called by McCleiTan the bat?
tle of Games' Mill, and By Lee the battle
of the ChickahorainyV McClellan had re?
tired hia whole line from its advanced posi?
tion, his left being on tho Chickahominy
at Powhito creek, and his right swept
back so that his lino was almost parallef
with the line of the river. Against this
Lee pushed Jackson, who had now arriv?
ed with a command of forty thousand
men. Longstreet, A. P. Hill and D\ H.
Hill. It was a fierce battle, aud our forces
w^Ve withdrawn across the Chickahomi?
ny at night. That ended the ?fighting
north of the river.
On the 2*8th there was no battle. Our
forces were all south of the. river 'and re?
treating through White Oak Swamp,
whileLee, waited oh the north side of the
river, \oxpCctingTthat McClellan would
attempt to renass tho stream and fight
his-way'to the?White House. *
On the 29th occurred tho fights at Al .
len's Farm, iPeach Orchard, and so on,
t/hat may properly "be classed under a gen?
eral he*ad as "Sic battle of Savage Station.
None of the troops that Lee had had
north of the Chickahominy were engaged
in this. Ii was the attempt of the force
under H?ger and Magruder?that Lee
had left in the lines around Richmond to
storm the position held by our rear guard.
Meantime, however, Jackson was hurry?
ing across the Chickahominy in rear of
this jtf)sition to get at uSj and Longstreet
and Hill, who had marched up the Chick?
ahominy and rccroBsed iti were hurrying
down ou tho Richmond side to get at Mc
?'Clellan's flank, or, it may be, they thought
it was to save Richmond. But Magruder
and Huger were repulsed, and we with?
drew from Savage Sta.ion at night.
0Oi/June 3? occurred the battle in White
Oak Swamp, and that ut "G-iendalej which
the enemy call the battle of Nelson's farm.
Wo had gotten through the swamp and
'burned the bridges, and now formed a
lino that facod towards Richmond, its
right being in the swamp, its left at
Malvcrn Hill, on tho James. 'Glon'dYle
was near the centre of this line. Long
street and Hill were trying to force our
position at Glendale, and expecting Jack?
son to comb through the swamp and help'.
If he couldjiave gotten through he would
have been in the rear of us at Glendale,
but he cQuld .not get tfrvough. Franklin
I held him all day as a giant would an in?
fant. Longstreet and Hill wero conse?
quently held with equal cose at Glend ale.
We withdreiv from both . positions at
i tight: .
dn July 1 was fe'dght the battle at Mai
vern Hill. Our force was tolerably con?
centrated. Jackson, linger and Mngru
der assaulted our position, and wore re?
pulsed with very great loss. We with"
drew at night.
Such is the record. It is obvious that
th.5 important battle was the'one at
Gaines' Mill. All that went before was
preliminary to that, ana what followed
was the necessary consequence of the loss
of it. McCl?iftjfl Kavliig last thiit hitttle
I was compelled to relinquish his position
aud get a new base. Had Hie won that'
battle he would not only have held his
position, but he would have destroyed
the force wi'ti which Lee fought it. That
it was within his power to win that bat?
tle, to make that d:mr decisive against the
enemy, and to turn their apparent victo?
ry into positive disaster, is obvious both
from the report of McClellan and the re?
port of Lee. McClellan tells Us very
clearly the reason why lit' l?st the battle.
.It was because he opposed to the seventy
thousand men under Lee oftly half that
number. Lee tells us that in that battle
he moved his whole line against our posi?
tion, comprising tho commands of Long
street, Jackson and the two Hills. McClel?
lan estimated that force at seventy thou?
sand, and .that must have been nearly
right. McClellan assures us that Porter
only had thirty-five thousand, anU he
wrote to the President tho next day that
" a few thousand more men would* have
changed this battle from a dci'uat to a vic?
With "a few thousand more men" he
could have turned the tide of that impor?
tant battle, and yet he had on the other
side of the ChickatWrniny, hardly half a
day's march away, sixty thousand men.
I Why was that force idle? Why "were
Hooker and Kearnv left at Barker's farm
; to FiBten to the fire and Ht;wid sti?'( Why
were the divisions of Sedgwick, Richard?
son and Couch'not put into it '?! Sumuer,
Heintzelman, Kcyos and Franklin wero
all on that day fit 10 tight for the grand?
est empire under the sun, and the corps
of any ono of thosa would have changed,
tho result. But these troops were not'
used on that day, because General Mc?
Clellan was the victim of a delusion. He
:was utterly and shamefully fooled by the
manoeuvres of General Lee. Ho had'
made up his mind that Lee hacf two'hun?
dred thousand men; that seventy thou?
sand were pounding Porter, and that the
other hundred and thirty thousand wero
at Richmond ready to pounce down' and
gobble up Sunrner, Heintzelman and tW
res?. And the proof that they wore not
there is found in tho fact that they (did
not dp.it .That large force existodenjy
in McClelian's, imagination and on tho
pages of his " secret service" report.
Lee's main force was in front of Sorter!
and ?- forte of twenty-five or thirty thou
?and held the Richmond.lines; and in or?
der to prevent MeClellan from reinforcing
Portci' they made a great noise* as i? usu?
al in such cases. They were successful ;
:tor MeClellan watched them with the
largest plirt of his army. That Tie" did so
watch them is evident from his own ?re
port, and that the force in front of, Rich
mond was inconsiderable is evident front
Lee's report, as well as from every fact in
tho history of ?he "event. MeClellan re?
ports a battle on that side, and Lee does
not even mention it. Thero, then, was
McClellan's humiliating blunder. As he
iiCknowlcdgea, it was possible for him to
concentrate his force on either side of tho
Chickahominy. Oh either sidei he would
have the preponderance cf numbers. The
inducement to concentrate on the north
side was the chance to destroy Lee's army
by a magnificent battrfc- The inducement
to concentrate on the south side was the
chance to capture Richmond, almost with?
out a.battle. On the north side he would
have had one hundred to seventy?enough
to watch the river and Whip the seventy
On the south side he would hftvc had one
hundred to thirty?the sevcnt3r on the
other sido could not. have touched him?
and Richmond would have been the prize,
lie even claims that by concentration on
the north side he-"couY^fravp beaten the
enemy there." He docided not' to strike
for Rifchmond^ andforan unhoroic reason:
he might fail ; so he corttinUed his retreat.
That offered r.o chauco for failure/
But Lee blundered very greatly also.
The blunders of the two go togcthej, and
either, in. the hands of a great perceptive
soldier, would have been annihilated. On
the 20th of June MeClellan. as he tells us,
had his preparations mado for onset n
gainst the enemy's capital. His roads
and bridges were built, his lines formed,
his Supplies up, his troops id hand?alj
was ready., and the dogs of war were held
in the leash, ready and panting to go.
Thero was only'ono fact ho foared, and
tht*.t wfjs the enem'y's ? n?nibfefs?the im?
mense power with which they hold the
place. He was to move on 26th, and on
that very day Lee; a? if in league wj?h
MeClellan, moved out of Richmond with
all the troops with which he hold it. ex?
cept about twcKty-fivc thousand.
There whs Richmond deferide'.'! by cr.Iy
that number, and here were a.hundred
thousand ready to mo?s against ft- Leo
made haste" to put a river between Rich?
mond and the rest of his .force, He. took
away his heroes?Longstrcet and Hill?
and carried them to join Jackson. Drunk?
en Magrudcr and Impotent Ku'ger wore
the only ones in Richmond, and they had.
only two divisions. Lee did all this, even
by his own showing.. It was the most
complete division of forces over seen. . Ho
kept his forces thus divided for three days
?the 20th, 27th and 28th of June. " On
one of these days Leo and his army were
alone on the north side of the Chickahom?
iny. <; The bridges," says Lee, " wore de?
stroyed; their reconstruction impractica?
ble." That is, McClellan's hundred thou?
sand were on tho same side of the river
with Richmond, and only Magni^cr and
Hugcrstood between. Lee, withseventy
thousand, was on the other side the river,
and couldn't get across"; he waso?t of the
fight. This Iaatcd ?11 day, and MeClellan
employed that day in securing* h's retreat
One .hour of Sheridan on that 28th of June
would* have given us Richmond, and Lee
would never have been heard of again as
a general. He must havo died w?th
But the discrepancy between the state?
ments of facts in these two reports is not
greater than their difference of tone. Mc?
Clellan's exhibits a strange mental condi?
tion. He never once considers how he
can defeat his enemy's grand attempt,
but only how he can get away. Hois
anxious to put on some ono else's should
ei-slhe responsibility of the defeat jn bat?
tles that havo not yet begun. He has
from tho first mado up his ?mind to bo
beaten. His messages havo tho despon?
dency of " last words." His apprehen
sions'have doubled.the sizo of Lee's army,
and that has mado him .hopeless. His
mind fa jso preoccupied with retroat that,
oven when ho has whippod tho enemy?
by his own showing and tho enemy's
showing?he sees no other advantage* but
that it gives him the opportunity to run a
little further. Little as" wo aro disposed to
glorify Loo, it must bo acknowledged that
tho tone of his report- is very different
from this, and that it always contera:
plates in a manly spirit the legitimate ob?
jects of a soldier's ambUion?victory .and
tho destruction of all opposing rj?wer..
Rr M. T\ Hunte^of Virginia, confined;
in Fort Pulaski,'ha^. appff'pd,.. through in?
fluential friends for .a- parole ? of two or
thr^Qj Woeks, to visitfamily, .jsvho are
suff^ring'under heavy domestic a?ictionf".
THE STAB S ARE IN THE Q.UIET DEEP.
The stars are in the quiet deep,
A thousand saintly, eyes of light,
Sweet watchers of thy maiden sleep,
That bring thee visions thro' the night;
For not a breath that sweeps the skies, ?
"With tones that take the genth; car,
But from some holy mansion flies,
To soothe the dream of one so dear.
Silent, as through
Arches cf blue, ..." ,
Darts the bright meteor gleaming aud gortc,
So dc they riso
Bright i? the skieB
Blessing Cor angels what mortals have won.
Commissioned by a Power Divine,
Thus Love asserts an augcl sway,
And blessings, for thy heart, from mine,
Even now are speeding on their way.
The sacred principle of things,
Jn all we know, that Heaven makes fair,
May well command a thousand wings
To waft and hallow Lore's own prayer.
Softly as goes
Dew to" t!io. rctfe, . . ?",??
Bearing the precious bairns gathered above,
So do they bear,
Blessing and prayer, - *
Cheering the happy heart, chosen of Love!
Mail for County Seats. .
The following communication in refer
once to mail communication with county
seats or :t Courthouses," will be found im?
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT, j
Washington, August 3d, 1865. }
? ?Sir: With a view.to.furnishing mail fa?
cilities at tho earliest practicable moment,
to persons residing at and near County
seats in the State of South Carplina, 1
have the honor to inform }*ou that tho
Department; on 'the receipt of reasonable
Tjids for tho transportation, trill be pre?
pared to issue orders authorizing tempo?
rary mail service on routes running from
such county serits to tho nearest points
on railroads on which mails are conveyed.
- Very respectfully,- .
Your obedient servant,
Post Master Genoral.
Hon. B. F. Perry, Provisional Govern?
or of South Carolina, Greenville','S. C.
N. B. By " temporary mail service " is
intended service to Dec. 31st next, previ
ous-io which time all the. routes in the
State will bo advertised for re-letting from
January Ist-"" 1866. ?
Gen. Cox, of Ohio, proposes a settle?
ment of the negro status Question, of
which "Northern jo'urhals express their
approbation. Believing that, for tho good
of both parties, some separation should be
made between the white and black races,
hcsuggesls that, without interfering with
the existing organization" of any State,
portions of the country, perhaps of- each
State, be devoted to, hegro colonies. -He
thinks tHat tho blacks, being thus gath?
ered to.particular localities, the degree of
civilization of which tljcy arc capable may
be readily attained through thepatronago
of the Government and the assistance of
the whites, all motives for antagonism
being removed. The difficult}' of soloct
;ng and securing the localities is not sol?
. Jackson, Aug. 21.?The following.con
stitutional amendment has just passed the
Convention, by a veto of eighty-six to
The institution of slavery having been
destroyed in the State of Mississippi, nei?
ther slavery nor involuntary servitude,
otherwise than for the punishment of*
crime, whereof the party shall bo duly
convicted, shall hereafter cx':st in this
State; and tho Legislature,at its session,
and thereafter as the public welfare may
require, shall provide by law for tho pro?
tection* m(}v .security of tho persons
and property of the freedmen of the
State", and gtfard them and the Stato
agaiast any evil that may arrise from
their suddon emancipation.
The Mississippi Convention, now in
session at Jackson', has passed to first read?
ing ordinances ratifying all State laws
passed during the war, all judicial proceed?
ings, marriages, sales and contracts of tho
sam? period, and probibTtfng.tbo passage
by the Legislature of any law imposing
civil disabilities, punishment or forfeiture
of estate for having taken part in the reb'el
L'on. Memorials were presented reques?
ting of President Johnson that the State
shall not be garrisoned by negro trpQps,
and that steps bo taken in behalf of Jeff.
Davis and ex Governor Clark. Tho Con?
stitutional Committee has reported in fa?
vor bf prohibiting slavery.
Death.?Xot oily does dqatK beautify
cur lifeless forms, but/ the thought" of it
gives k more beautiful expression to the
countenance even in life, andnewstrength
tp the heart; a. rosemary,is both placed
as a chaplot on the. brows of tho dead
and gives lifo to the fainting by its vivi?
From the Memphis, Tenn., Daily Commercial.
\ Ifot the South t?e Heard..
In order to secure peaco upon the'best
and most permanent basis and hasten the
complete rqstoration.of tho, machinery of
civil government throughout the South;
ern States it is a matter of no small im?
portance to the authorities at \Vashing"
ton, that the true sentimen?t of tne South
ern peopj.e shojjld. be definitely made
known as regards the situation in which
they are placed by the unsuccessful re?
sults of their revolutionary' struggle, and
tho relations which they sustain, or de?
sire to sustain, to the Federal Govern?
And it is, perhaps, of no less importance
to the. public trariquility and the great
work of national reconciliation, tha t the
people ot the North and "Vy>st should be
put in possessio^ of facts instead of ru?
mors, as to tho real positicn^und, purposes
of their Southern neighbor*), and fairly
understand the tone and temper of the
At present there is a disastrous igno
I ranee, on^ this subject among the pooi-lo
at large, and an ignorance all the greater
[ on the part of those who asi^nie to feel'
tho greatest interest ,in Southern regener?
ation, arid seek to control and shape it.
as this want of knowledge and conse?
quent hick of real sympathy may chance
Nor is the Government itself so thor?
oughly posted upon tho matter, that it
' needs no further enlightenment to assist
and promote its deliberations. The Pros
,, , ? *...
tdent has much elso tc learn than rriay be
gathered from the delegations that Have
waited lipon him as representative South?
erners, many of whom arc self-constitu?
ted committees, with individual, objects
to accomplish, unauthorised to speak
even for their friends and neighbors, still
less to reflect tho public sentiment of any
And.far less may the authorities or
people derive, from.the correspondence-of
the publj.1:. :press information that is. of
value or reliability. Much of it is posi?
tively frflap?njuch of it embellished by
fancy or prejudice?all of it, with scarce?
ly an exception, fraught with mischiof
It is by this sort of literature that the
public mind is kept in a forment, and the
passio'r-s of the people fed, with what, in
many cases, seems a pertinacity almcst
Isolated instances of disaffection, bru?
tality or cruelty to negroes, are sought
out or invented with a tvuly Satanic in?
dustry, and reiterated in the eftrs of the
people and the administrations as evi?
dence of the refractory, sullen, rebellious,
or still treasonable temper of the South?
ern States." o
It. seems to be a studied purpose with
these conspirators against reunion upon
the basis of the Constitution, to vilify the
?South-as barbaric, irroclaimaoly depraved,
and fit only for subjugation. ^
In these sources, the radical exponents
of constitutional restoration are constant?
ly finding new arguments for forcing their
dogmas upon the attention, of the pef>pje
and tho Government, and the Govern?
ment., jts.elf is unavoidably misled to a
greater or less extent, by the same perni?
cious system of misrepresentation that
haa left^hc.^Southcrn pooplc completely
at the mercy of their.foe?, as it wore, and
There is in.njl .this a .manifest injustice.
The South, in the name of humanity, has
a right to be heard. She has attempted
to throw off the National authority, but
failing in the effort, groaning under its
terrible consequences, ready to renew her
old time allegiance, and indisposed to
quibble as to terms which she can neither
alter nor reject, she or.ly asks that the
wprk of restoration be spefifte'd, aftd that
she may have some opportunity of vindi?
cating .herself, from the broadcast asper?
sions, which are so industriously dissem?
inated to blacken tho sincerity of her mo?
tives and prolong her miseries.- .
.For tho purpose then of giving to the
inhabitants of tho late Confederate States
ah opportunity of announcing in some
gcnoral' and authoritative- way.' what
may. be.-regarded as an; .official declaration
of sentiment, reflecting ? tho dominant
opinions of the Southern conn try, we beg
leavo to. suggest tha't a Convention of
Delegates, from all the seceding States
beheld early in tho coming Autumn, or
as soon as practicable, at Nashville or
soTO^pthcj central point, for the purpose,
Of placing the people of. these States in
their true position before tho country and
tho'world, as a people acquiescent in the
rulings of fortune, submissive to Federal
authority, anxious to resume the dutios
of citizenship, and assuring President
Johnson.-of their united" purpose to co-op?
erate with him in the re-establishment of
la,w and order and "tho maintenance of
the national authority.
And as-'an initiatpiy movement, let
conventions be held at once in tho vari?
ous counties of Tennessee, and delegates
selected-?3. a State Convention to be held
^at Nashville, and let the example, inau?
gurated here, - be urged with all possible
earnestness and zeal upon the remaining
States cf the South that there may bo an
entire concert of action and an a?sem
blagr, in general Conventionjpto'orthy of
the noble occasion which shall have sum?
moned k together.
Let it be understood, furthermore, that
no man participates in these conventions
who has not been at one time or another
identified with the causo of secession, and
in an attitude ot hostility to tho Govern?
ment, whose protection he now desires in
return for bis renewed allegiance.
We do not presume to say what should,
be the programme of such fi convocation ?
as we have in all sincerity and good faith'"*
suggested. ,It would.necessarily be com?
posed in a grillt measure of tho bravery,
tlijjtgenius, and tho intelligence of the
Southern States?statesmen, soldiera and
scholars, all occupying the same level of
defeat) yct.by the adversities-of fortuno
made capable of stronger and more uni?
ted efforts for the social and .political ren
I ovation of their wasted and disorganized
communities; and entitled, from the ag?
gravated: Steinas Which are heaped upon
their rmmos,*to at leatf a'respectful and
They have no organs of communication
with eacK'.bthcr.flc the people at large-^
many of them, divested by statute of the
elective lranchise; have no means of-es?
tablishing their loyalty at the ballot box
?all of them are under the ban. of a pub?
lic opinjoi\,that. weighs not in its deduc?
tions?-Vlll-?f them, under the lash of a
nal and prescriptive press.. .
Let them be heard, we say out of their ]
own mo.iitins let.them be adjudged, and
not but of tho mouth of a Tribune corres?
pondent. Let their united pledge be giv?
en of fealty to tho law and Constitution,
Let their recognition; iof-the- abolition of
negro slavery bo formally announced.?
Lot them seal tho act of emancipation
with the seal of their conventional 'au?
thority. . Let them repel the unfriendly
and u? f >iu ded asseverations of their tra
duccrs, and estenJ.to the measures and -
the policy indicated by their Executive
Magistrate, a hand, and heart of earnest ?
assent and ?o-oporatiori;'
With such.? demonstration the country
would rest content. The President would
rejoice.at its manifestations. It would
"strengthen bis own arm:?weaken thaC of
his political- antagonists, and to its. Con?
clusions ?tjn.j'itlgemcntQf mankind would
pronounce one universal amen. ;.
Junto's Erutus Booth (the father of J.
Wilicos BooJ-h). and several. friopds had
been in vited'to dine with an bid man in
Bai tith?re, of distinguishcd,kindrioss, ur?
banity ant! piety. The host, 'though dis?
approving of theatre going,- had heard
So much' b'f Booth's remarkable powers,
that curiosity to see Jthe man in this in?
stance, overcame -his prejudice. After
the dinner .was over, some one requested
Booth as a pariicut?r favor, and one
which all present would appreciate,, to
read the Lord's prayer. ' *
Booth rose slowly and reverently from
his chair. It Was wonderful to witness
tho play,.of emotion that convulsed hia
countenance. Ho became deadly pale,
and-hi,s eyes, turned tremblingliLupward,
wero wet with tears. As yet hoHiad not
spoken. Tbc . silence could be felt. It
-became painful, until at last the spell was
.broken, as if by- an electric shock, as a
rich toned voice from the white lips s5*l
labled forth. ;;Our father \yho art in
Heaven," with a pathps and solemnity
that thrilled all hearts. He nnisTied?
the'silence continued. Not a voice was .
heard, or a muscIo.ntQveil, in his rapt au?
dience, until from a remote corner of tho
room a subdued sob was heard, and the
I old niarj... their host, stepped forward with
streaming eyes and seized; Booth by tho .
hand. "Sir," said he, in broken accents,
(: you have afforded mo a pleasure for
which my.wholo.futuro life will feel grate?
ful. 1 anvan old man, and every day
from boyhood to the present time, I
thought that I had repeated the Lord's
Prayer, but I have hover heard it before
?never." ? -Yoir are right," said Booth.
"Toread that.pray-M* as'it should be read
has caused ih'e ).hc severest study and la?
bor for thirty years;.and I am - far'from
being.satisfied with my rendering of that
' wonderful production. Hardly one per- u
son in ten ? thousand" .cbinpfftkends how
much beauty, tenderness and grandeur
can be conde?sc.d,;in'to a; space so small
and words, so' simple. The prayer iteelf
sufficiently illustrates the truth of theiBi
' bio;.and stamps upon it the seal of Divin?
ity." . ' -:. *?;'...
j John Minor Bates is for negro suffrage.
' He is for anything that pay?.