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i urHernble to (loin- so in tiio city; i Mourn Olive, where Elder M's luem-
i He was born and ' raised near \ViI-j hership is, and where ne has mng
i liamston X- ( and now Eels nearer | pcrhwmed the duties of pastor. It is
i ro ns than Ihrmeiy, by the marriage j situated about one and a half nules
j of his nephew Win. Wade to our | Irom his house. 1 tried to pi each to
! (lamditer | an attentive congregation there, and
In the afternoon Mrs. Slade took ns | Elder J. E.T- Henderson also. Elder
Mrs.. Jami s F>. Siade in aearriage : M eoneluded with a) ,e appropriate
ee'-' !)! . oi‘ a lat'g'.S'
nmnls-r, ihe L.vnia!\RKS at i?J ■")(>
taeii. aie.l '.liv nvi-ii n t be al the .saiiK’
ih)SL Oliies nr ( vi-ii in the same Slate, and
[•■er.sons renewing. can make clubs in same
( );ir hrelliren ami friends are all aatlmrized
to act as Agents in obtaining sub'scriber.s.—
Tiioir names iieed not be iniblished in tlie
lii^t of .Vgents. We !io]ie they will generaby
rnabe an elibi't to extend the cireulution ol tin
Jiloney can he sent by exin-ess or oili
er wise at inv expense. In sums ol a lew dol-
l.avs it is as safe in ordii'avy letters as in Keg-
Istered Tjetters—it is always at my risk.
Vi'ben mono- is not recei|)ted please inform
mo. For a good reason please direct letters
to me as follows :
and showed n.s some
things in the | rcmark.s and we then returned to his
] c'.tv .^ne!! a.' '■ oitoi) Em-io-it's I(‘c
I Faclorv, Four Mills, nuh.ie build-! iaiteimhe afternoon, started ihr
Grouds&c. Ac. Mht had i Oi'cliha—called and took tea . at
1 (\,;uxbm-| hroiher Wehh’s and tlmn passed into
Uh.,, ..111. 1.S t tlie citv. where 1 lined an aonoinl-
likely st’dinge to many ofth
teudanee. ffome seemed i
as though they understood w
naidy others notv I met witli
Sehoiil ]>apt.ists- Itere. Und
there was a eliureh somedislant
town. Met with an old man
named Portloek, who wa.s from
aheth eity X. C., lifiy years ago.
was a IMi.ssmnary, hut seeme>'I to It
hie siie is I the city, whore 1 hi led an ai
a ple.jsaiit'ride am', loimu
a verv iniiid-oine pdaei . ,
levelmiwhielitia-ilvishiiiiT—streets I meat made for me during the day.
wide and well sha iel and is partly I In the Missionary Baptist M. H.
suiTonnded hy the Ohatahooehie river | I spake to a good sized and apparantlv
u hich separates it tiann .\lahama. | interested eongregation. Elder Mitch ■
Mr. James B. Blade, brother to onr j ell eoneluded. The pastor \t ho kind-
son-in-law William, also resiues in | !y tendered us the use of his house
Columbus and 1ms a very interesting nvas pre.eut and aiso another mmis-
i ihmilv. He is merehandising them i ter of his-order. We weretiien taken
or rather assisting hT the busine.ssof
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I\ D. Gold, Il'7feo/i, X'. C
ElJiCr ii. B, sliv sieli’s Lt't.er.
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W'e "(‘aJlied Columbus (fa., about
\ large receiving, shipping and sup
jilying luuise. e sjH’ut jiart o! the
diuy and all the nigltt of the 18rh,
with his familv, where everv attention
hv hixTher Aiitehell and his son-in-
law, Mfrotlier racket to the hotel,
was shown us.
to leave these
midnight, a very nnseasonahle hour
lo make a call on friends. But we
:.entun‘d it, ami were taken to the
house' of our old friend and aecpiain-
tanee i\Ir. Thomas B.S ade. He and
wife \v('re in their own house, hut
hoarding with there son-in-law Mr.
.Breseott, a morehant in Columhus.
Mr. B. disposed of ns liandsomely for
the remainder of tlie night-
IMonday 18th, Air. Siade and lady
gave us 1 cordial welcome, and during
tiic day did all they could to make
us feel (omfoitut eandat l.omc. d'hey
labli liked to talk on the subject of
religion—aj)peared to be well estali-
li.shed in the doetirine of salvation, by
.grace, and the longer we stayed with
tiiem the more tlu'y seemed interested
in this b!e.s.sed snhjeet. They looked
■ike persons of the olden tiine and
mueh diseonneeted from the new
risings of tlie present day, although
they are Missionary Baptists. They
b.ave been married aliont fifty years
and had their golden wedding on the
1st of April last. Mr. S. is a minis
ter, and has been for many years
preaching and teaching.
His female school in Columbus
.I.U1.S been one of high standing for
many long years and his influence as
a teacher ha.s been felt far and near,
lie has now resigned Ins school into
trie hamlsjof his son Mr. Jerry Slade;
.and he takes mueh delight in visiting
his iViend,s, both in city and country
.^ii.d in preaching in the country, as
Ap'jeX- mntAiW \ —kjp’- _t ly
could not stay longer. \Yg look the'
ears iorOpelika Alidiama and readied
there in tlie afternoou. Eider AVin.
Aiiteliel w’U.' in our ear before wo could
g('t out of it, wdio with his son-in law
brother James E. Bucket, soon had
us and our baggage in a hotel, where
we were well eared for. After which
we wcie taken out to Elder Mitelieil’s
threo miles from the city. W"c now
rested in the house ol’ him of whom
we had lieard .so much and whose
[-.raise was in all the churches. We
were agreably disappointed in find
ing him and sister Aliteliell so young
in appearance and in such apparent
where wm lad tlreui a final farewell
and took lodging in the hotel—the
J’hursdav 2Lst. I and wife left
fiir Memphis co.sti ng .'8'T
ReadK'd Decatur ahinit 9 and
eiimhia about J that night.
Friday 22nd. Took a branch road
to Forence, .Ala., on the Tennessee
river, where we expected to find a
boat and [lass dowm the river to ba-
vannali, Hardin county, our next
good h.ealth. I and wife are
folks compared with them But tliey* luring four lays stay in die Xanonal
gave us to understand that they wert
in w'orse health than their looks indi
cated. Brother JHtchcll Irom injuries
received, has been unfit for manual
labor for many long years. Hi.-
[ireacliing and writings however have
heel) ofgi'cat advantage to the faith
fill in Christ Jesus, and are still very
edifying ti^ the church. There i.-
something peculiar about his manner
and dellveiy in the pulpit, which i,*.
truly captivating though difficult to
describe. He is ble.ssed with children
vet under the paternal roof who are
dil gent in biisine.ss and assist him
greatly, besides those who are mar
ried and in his neighborhood—all
willing to do w'liat they can to render
him and wife happy in their declin-
Wednesday 20tii. illl repaired to
|>laee of destination -eighty miles off.
But here we met tvith a disappoint
ment and learned there would be no
boat till Aloiiday following. The
wc-atlicr w-is very warm, we could
not be comi’ortable any where, but
the doctrine of the j:,
things better than new, generally,
riiedav of deliverance eaim' on Mon
day 25;h. When at about 5 B. IM
I an(.l wife left in the stea ner DiA
Johnstm for Savannah. Xowweiiai.'
a better view df Use Tennessee river,,
and I was mueh suri>rised at iis widtu
and high banks and numerous islands
as well as its h'ugth' and its varieJ
course. Its head streams appear i-j
be in Virginia, it passes S lutherly
and Westerly through the State o:
fenneissec far down intoGaathei’sviii '
in Alabama, then turns Wcsstlery
and Xortlierely til! passing through
the upper part of .Alabama, it again
eii.ers the State of Tennessee in th-’'
ardin divides that count y
again, in, c.
gii the western
'p'atCof that State into the Ohio river.,
Tfits liKccan be shown on the Ameri
can continent I should like to .)avc it
pointed out. Coursing through the
State twice it divides the territory in
to three parts,cal led East, Middle and
West Tennessee. Its first line is more
distincly marked b beeing coupled
with the Cumberland Mountains.
It is said to he over one thou,sand'
miles long, and the number of acree
its w iters cover must be immense.
It sweeps down into the State of Ala
bama as though it would find its way
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udeav-twod to be patient as possible into the Atlantic Oi'can, hut the laiui
Hotel kept by Air. AVm. Kendricks.
Mr. ,K. could inform us mueh about
our relations in Hardin Co,, as he had
lived there for many yeans til! lately
and sold out there to one of our
Saturday 2-3rd. Judge AVood, a
leading citizen of Florence and a
Methodist minister (local) called on
me-and requested me to [ireach in his
meeting house the next day to which
Sunday 24th. I addres.scd the people
at the place designated in the fore
noon, and was requested to do so
a'J-aiu at1ni.ght, wdiich I did. The
.. O ■'
becoming moi'o elevated it swervef''
Westerly and Xortlierly until it
Strikes the Ohio, where it,s waters are
at last sent to the great Atlantic hy
the medium of the mighty Missis
sippi. The land at Opelika Alahainci,
is said to be eight hundred and fifty
feet above the sea level, and flveliiin-
dred and fil'ty at Xa-shville Tennc.s.see.
it is a wonder that so mueh nearer
the sea a.s the former is that it should
be three hundred feet higher than the
laticr. And yet both are too high
for the waters of tlie Teunes-
sf’e ri -icr—they have to seek
lower bed still, in their circuitnom:
route through the States and finally
judge- seenved gratified and thanked 1 to the Oeean. lhc.se thoughts occu-
me kindly Ibr accepting his pulpit. I pied my mind to some extent upon
The hoii.S2 was a g'ood one and well j "ly first practical acquaintance wun
arranged for the comfort of botii spea-1 die noble Ienno.-;see, tlie name e
ker and hearens. The preaching was i which river I iiad been, as a Xoii i