Chicago (IL) Tribune, “A Prayer For Major Anderson,” January 22, 1861

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    “A Prayer For Major Anderson,” Chicago (IL) Tribune, January 22, 1861, p. 2: 2.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    A PRAYER FOR MAJOR ANDERSON. – A gentleman of Indianapolis informs us that on last Sunday, in that city, at the closing exercises of a meeting at one of the Methodist Episcopal churches, Bishop Ames astonished and thrilled the congregation by the following prayer:

    “We thank thee, O! God, that while treason stalks abroad in high places, there is one man who loves his country! – one man who will defend his country’s flag! God bless and protect the gallant Major Anderson and his noble band!

    The “amens” which came up from the brethren around, were loud and enthusiastic, and when the congregation arose from their knees, smiles and tears were seen struggling in many a countenance.

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