JUinn and sfDv.tltl.
ROBERT J . II ARP* KOJt or.
MACON, GA., APRIL 6, 1865.
Directions How to Obtain the Army
and Nayy Herald.
Chaplains, Missionaries, and others who are
authorised to distribute the paper, will please
observe the following directions:
I. Give, as near as practicable, (unless under
♦ircumstances where it would be improper to
transmit such information), the command or
‘ commands which you propose to supply, and
* the probable number of messes in each, inclu
ding officers. In hospitals, give the number of
' 2. If one or more of the commands supplied
>y you is removed out of your reach, give
police immediately thereof, and endeavor to
•forward any supply which may be sent before
the notice reaches us.
3. If you expect to remove from the place
to which we have been addressing your pack
ages, give us notice in time sufficient to stop
them ; if the change is sudden and unexpected,
authorise some reliable friend to forward to
you, and telegraph to us, if practicable, to
“ stop shipping till further orders."
4. Let us hear at least twice a month whether
your packages are received or not. You need
only say : 7he Herald, No. - —and No. have
been received: unless there has been a reduc
fcion or increase in the number of patients in
the hospitals or men in the commands, in which
ease notify of such fact. ,
5. By observing the above directions, you
will save thousands of dollars worth of papers,
which would be lost to the Association and to
the cause, by neglecting thorn.
.N. B. Where we have General Distributing
Agents iu an Army or at, a Post, the Informa
tion required in direct ions 1, 2 and 3 will be
given directly to them.
llev. (’ « ->vtr,»jrtiun of the Polk Ilos
•—< is teaching a Soldiers’ School at the
quarters of that hospital, in the Asylum build
ings. between the hours of two and live o’clock
each afternoon. The course of study will em
brace reading, writing, arithmetic and vocal
music. The instruction is entirely gratuitous,
the books and stationery have been furnished
by the liberality of the citizens of Mobile. The
' soldiers in the different hospitals i* Macon are ;
invited to attend.
Agent p.t Mobile.
Lev. W. L. (J. llunnioutt is on his way to
Mobile, and wilf represent the Soldiers' Tract
Association as General Distributing Agent far
the army in and near that city. All supplies
of reading matter will, after next week, be
sent to him, and the Chaplains and Missionaries
will obtain their supplies from him.
We acknowledge the receipt oh a package of
Superior “A” No. 1 Smokino Tobacco from the
house of Messrs. T. \Y. Freeman k Cos., of this
city. We advise those who are fond of whiffing
the smoke from the weed to give them a call.
Por Subscriptions to the Army and Navy Herald,
from the IG ill of March, to Ist April, 186-y
’Mrs. Sarah E. Martin, $10; Mrs. J. W.
Smith, $10; Mrs. M. L. Sltealey, $10; Mrs. !
Benj. Harris, $10; Mrs. Elizabeth Souter,
$10; Mrs. W. 11. Felton, $10; Mrs. M. J..
Moutford, $10; Mrs. W. M. Stockton, $10;
Mrs. Sarah Matthews, $D>; Miss Margaret R.
Mcßride, $lO : Miss Rebecca Matthews, $10;
Miss Maggie Waters, $10; Miss Georgia Rogers,
$iU; W. B. Jones, $10: Morgan Price, $lO.
SODA TOWN, GA.
Mrs. Mary A. Perry, $10; Mrs. Julia A.
Murray, $10; Mrs. Frances L. Thompson, $10;
Miss Eliza J. llobhs. $10; Win. M. Stuckey,
$10; Dr. J. M. Culpepper, $10; Rev. Wyatt
Olin D. Black, $10:. Mrs. Mary A. Moseley,
$10; Mrs. C. A. Singleton, $10; Rev. IV. D.
Stewart, $10; F. J. Green, $lO.
Miss Sarah Beverly, $10; W. A. Ausley,
$10; John M. Strozier, $lO.
WAYNESBORO’, GA .
11. Sandeford, $lO ; Mis3 A. E. Shewmakc,
LUMBER CITY, GA.
M. N. Mcßae, $10; Peter McArthur, $lO.
Augusta, Ga.— John 11. Feares, $lO.
Bainbridge, Ga. —Mrs. J. L. McElveen, $lO.
Jacksonville, Ga.—C. C. Smith, $lO.
llawki.nsville, Ga.—J. T. Mobley, S2O,
THE ARMY & NAVY HERALD.
Os Rev. W. A. Parks , General Collecting Agent
Soldiers' Tract Association.
Ttrltsv. Robert.!. Harp, Sup’t:
The foilswing amounts have beea collected
in South-western Georgia during the month of
March s..Lanier $ 210 00
March 12. .Travelers’ Rest., 725 75
March 19 l Oglethorpe 1,332 50
-.-Texas Sadlery (detail of) 185 00
PrEarrison's Brigade .. .. 18t> 00
March 19.. Lutheran Church, Macon
f county 129 ofl
March 26. .Ellaville 770 00
March 26..8ethe1, (Lanier circuit,)
Our soldier* in the field will perceive fro:*
the above figures, that notwithstanding the
high taxes, and the fact that many of the plan
ters are bonded to sell their surplus at Govern
ment. prices, the people at those places visited
during the month, have not forgotten to send
them the Word of Life. A little girl in Macon
county sold her large, beautiful doll, as Ihe
only means of obtaining money to contribute
to this cause. A young lady in Ellaville Con
tributed one hundred dollars. We pray that
the blessings of God may accompany the above
contributions#and the religious reading which
you may send the soldiers.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
W. A. Parks, Agent.
April Ist, 1865.
[For the "Army and Navy Herald.]
( To the Officers and Soldiers of the
1 . Confederate Army.
BT RET. L. I'IEUCR, I>. 1).
[ Continued .]
‘•Blessed is the nation whose God is the
Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen foi
his own inheritance.” —Psalms xxxiii: 12.
i We come finally to inquire what is meant bj
f the words, “ The people whom he hath chases
\ for his own inheritance." Inheritance is a tens
generally used to design,ate a possession tha
( comes to its possessor by means of legal de*
sopirf tno primary meaning of the
words now being considered, it is to be found
in this very line. The Jewish people were the
legitimate descendants of Abraham; God had
entered into covenant with him, and made cir
cumcision the token of the oovenant as to
family stock, and the sSal of tlie righteousness
of faith as ]o religion. This token he was
place upon his male children and upon the
malc3 of his household; that is, his servants.
The moral obligation imposed upon Abraham
in this covenant was, that he should command
his children, and his household after him, to
keep the way of the Lord, in doing justice and
judgment, that God might bring upon Abraham
all that he had spoken herein : as l understand
it, God laid down in the most unmistakable
manner, the way in which parental and house
hold authority must be used in order to raise
up a people who can be united into a nation
“whose God is the Lord,” and into a “people
whom he will choose for his own inheritance,”
a people among whom lie will live and walk—a
people unto whiui he will be a God. These
were the benefits and the blessings which were
promised to Abraham’s descendants, even jib a
nation. Such a natioual religion, transmitted
from sire to son, and from master to servant,
as a national education, not only imposed, but
impressed ou them, by all the solemn sanctions
of justice, and by all the necessities of the
soul’s immortal interests, as well as by an
official assignment of every successive genera
tion to God as a people bound by covenant, ob
ligations to keep his laws, and rely upon his
promises for national prosperity and for re
ligious acceptability, leads to that happy estate
spoken of in the text, a people chosen by him
“as his inheritance.” The peculiar benefit of
this economy is often spoken of iu reference to
the .Jews, in thiswise: “Blessings bestowed
on them, for their father’s sake.” Let no one
underrate the covenant mercies of God—they
are worth all they can ever cost, both nationally
and individually. I should be exceedingly
shocked, to hear any man say, that his chance
for salvation would be as good from out of an.
infidel family, that never taught hint to say,
“Our Father which art in heaven,” as it would
be from the midst of one that had devoted him
to God in baptism, and raised him up iu cove
nant with God. Yet this would be true, if it
be true, that the covenant mercies of God have
no securing efficacy in them when properly
used. From all which l infer that these under
lying principles, which are to mix and mingle
with all life’s currents, are to be regarded as
no less vital to a nation, in as far as its'Divine
succor is concerned, than they are to a church.
The notion that God will, as the Jehovah, pro
tect and .defend an ungodly nation, because
there is a pure church in it, is silly. The text
says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the
Lord” ; not blessed is the church whose God is
the Lord. If we could conceive of a nation,
•very inhabitant of which was individually a
Christian, and yat tliare was no nstioaal recog
nition of the Christian religion as of Divine
authority, and of national hope and defence*
all that could be affirmed of it would be, that
it was a nation of Christians—no one could
affirm that it was a Christian nation, because
Christianity, as a Divine scheme of mercy, is
the world’s only hepe of salvation—in a word,
is the culmination of all the Father's infinite
love and mercy in the redemption of our fallen
race, through his only begotten son. To exalt
the Divine essence—the love of God—aad show
.that God is leve, demanded all that, we see in
the wonderful issues of man’s creation and re
demption, and as is affirmed in various forms
of speech, was intended to make God in Chriat"
the aentral idea of all nations of men. A» Ha
is indeed the enly object of saving faith to
evary repentant sinner, why should a nation
hesitate a moment either to acknowledge or to
declare its fixed belief in Jesus Christ, as “the
way, the truth, and the life" ? Ought not
every nation, Divinely taught as we are, to be
disowned by him, so long as we either fail or
refuse to acknowledge Jesus Christ “ to the
• glory of God the Father,” which is no more
than believingly to worship in the Godhead the
Father, the Son, and the lloly Ghost-three
persons in one God ? The beauty of this mys
terious revelation of God to man is, that whether
we address Father, Son, or Holy Ghost in out*
supplications, we address in each, what consti
tutes the fullness of the Godhead bodily, if we
come before the throne of grace upon the
foundation of faith revealed to us in God’s holy
word, all of which was provided for in the
order of national, theocratic education.
The Jews were expressly.required to teach
all these Divine statutes to their children ; a
duty which, of course, pro-supposed the thor
ough understanding of God’s Jaws themselves.
And in the 78th Psalm we are especially noti
fied that the abject of this indoctrination was,
that they might set their iiope in God. this
end, it is evident, that the Jehovah of the Old
Testament, who was the Christ of the New, di
rected all of his administrative demonstrations.
In all this national faith, it teems to me, wo
American Christians have been criminally re
miss, so that it is now a grave question whether
the form of our government, in the way we
have used it, is net unfavorable to the organi
zation of a Christian, national government.
If the newspaper reports bej tins, it is now
evident that a large body of the enfranchised
citizens of the old United States protest against
Lite acknowledgment of the divinity of Christ
in their amended Constitution. Suppose this
to be true; and then suppose the national
power, from motives of Democratic policy, to
yield the point; does not every one see that the
effect would be the establishment of Judaism
instead of Christianity, in so far.as national
policy is involved? The reverential acknow
ledgment of the Christian religion, and of
Jesus Christ as “God oyer all, and blessed for
evermore,” is just what we need to make us a
nation whose God is the I/ord, and a people
whom ho will,choose for his own inheritance.
England is perhaps the only-nation on earth
that has east her anchor within the safe sound
ings of the Christian religion. Site did it upon
a thorough conviction that the truth as it is in
Jesus was in the faith and the formularies of
Protestant Christianity, as it was notin Roman
Catholicism. On ihis foundation she estab
lished lier throne, and God has given to it a
permanency which now challenges the world to
find for it any other sensible reason of its sta
bility except the one given in our text, which
is that. England's “God is the Lord.” If the
Confederate States of America will erect a.
national government en the foundation </f the
Christian religion as it is in Jesus Christ, we
may illustrate its glories, perhaps, boCev than
they. But we are a doomed people if tve ignore
Christ to flatter unbelief.
[7'o be Continued .]
Till! Family.— The family circle is God’s bles
sed ordinance, and is the sweetest, the happiest
the most hallowed spot on earth. It is the
nursery of affection, of friendship, and of virtue
the place where those ties of mutual dependence
and help are first formed, which, in their ex
panded state,finite human society; and accord
ing to the manner in which the rights of the fam
ily circle are enjoyed, its duties discharged,
and its true benefits realized, are the moral chaffs
actrer, the stability, and the grandeur of a coun
try- _ _
“I am rich enough,” says Pope to Swift, and
can afford to give away a hundred pounds a
year. I would not crawl upon the earth with
out doing a little good. I will enjoy the pleas
ure of what I give, by giving it alive, and seeing
another enjoy it.” “When Idle,” adds the
poet, “ I should be athamed to leave enough
fora monument, if there were a wanting friend
above the ground.”
[For the Army and Navy Herald.]
li Y GUILLAUME.
Her head was on my shoulder leaning,
Her hand in mine was gently pressed.
Her eyes so soft and full of meaning,
Were bant on me, and I was blessed !
No word was spoken, all was feeling,
The silent transport of the heart;
The tear that o’er her cheek was stealing,
Then told what words could ne’er impart.
And could that be but met e delusion,
Could Fancy all so real seem ?
Here Fancy 'g scenes were wild confusion,
And could it be, I did but dream ?
I'm sure I felt her forehead pressing.
Her very breath stole o’er my cheek ;
I'm sure I saw those eyes confessing
What tongue could never, never speak
But now ’tis gone, and never, never
For me such waking joy may be ;
Yet I could sleep, would sleep forever,
Could I the while thus dream of thee !
Light anb Life from tub Cross. —The Bible
is a history of liim who groaned on Calvary.
From that sacred summit a flood of light broke
forth upon the world. It was the dawn of re
demption. Superstition fled affrighted before
the glorious appearance of Christianity, andthe
Church of the living God arose ou the ruins of
the heathen altar. The automatons of pagan
idolatry tumbled to the dust, and the false dei
ties perished on Olympus. That glorious gos
pel which effected this great “WWijk is contain
ed within the Bible. Like the rainbow which
is hung out in the heavens,lt was sent as a
token that God would be mindful of us. Glori
ous token! I rejoice when I read it, and I
would recommend it to all my fellow travellers
to the grave. The waves of time are rolling
ou to sweep us away, and as we pass through
the dark vale of death, the light of Calvary will
illuminate our path to the supurb palaces of God.
Darkness and death are horrific to the lonely
taiud, butthe Bible will overcome those terrors,'
and infuse a calm serenity in the darkest hour
Getting Rid of Satan. —Prayer is good in
itself, but that is not the way to get rid of Satan
—jh is thinking of Christ. We get to saying,
“ 07 Ouit j had stronger faith ! Q, that I had love
to Jesus!” It is good for a Christian to sny
that, but it is enough ; the way to overcome
Satan, and to have peace with God, is through
Christ. “I am the way”—if thou wouldst know
the way, eome to Christ; “I am the truth”—if
thou wouldst refute the devil’s lies, come to the
truth ; “ 1 am the life”—if thou wouldst be
spared from Satan’s killing, come to Jesus.
A Merited Rebuke. —ln addressing a jury
upon one occasion, the celebrated Lord Jeffreys
found it necessary to make free with the char-
acter of a military officer, who was present.
Upon hearing himself several times contemptu
ously spoken of as “the soldier,” the son of
Mars, boiling with indignation, interrupted the
pleader. “Don’t call me a soldier, sir, I am
an officer.” Lord Jeffreys immediately went
on: “ Well gentlemen, this officer, who is no
soldier, was the sole cause of the mischief that
Truth and Falsehood.— A late eminent and
eccentric lawyer in one of his addresses to the
jury, explained the meaning of this phrase by
relating the following fable, worthy of old JEsop
“Truth and Falsehood travelling ®ne day,
met at a river, and both went to bathe at the
same place. Falsehood coming out of the water
first, took his companion’s clothes, leaving his
own vile raiment, and went on his way. Truth
coming out of the water, sought in vain for his
own proper dress, disdaining to wear the garb
of Falsehood. Truth started, all naked, but
has never overtaken the fugitive, and has ever
since been known as “ Naked Truth.”
A friend in need is a friend in deed. In or
der to have a friend, you must first become
friendly'. Cultivate, therefore, the 1 tvely grace
of friendship. There is nothing more beautiful
on earth than the face of a faithful friend—fair
est when seen in darkest day. A real friend
never deserts his fellow.
Little Evils. —Great crimes ruin compara
tively few. It is the little meannesses, selfish
nesses and impurities that do the work of death
on iaost men ; and these things march not to
the sound of fife or drum. They steal with
muffled tread, as the foe steals on the sleeping
Heaven. —It is glory; it is a weight of
glory ;an exceeding weight of glory; a far
more exceeding weight of glory. —Pay sen.