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The Allobroges left Rome, but were arrested in the night between 2nd and 3rd Dec. close to the gates by the Roman authorities, and their papers were taken from them.

The incomparable warlike spirit dwelling in your ranks, your tenacious, untiring will to victory, your love for the Fatherland are guaranties to Me that victory will remain with our colours in the new year also. God will be with us further! Main Headquarters, Dec. 31, 1916.

Standing at my door, I heard the discharge of a gun, and in four or five seconds of time the small shot came rattling about me, one or two of which struck the house; which plainly demonstrates that the velocity of sound is greater than that of a cannon-bullet." "23d Dec. 1790. About 3 o'clock A.M., I heard a sound and felt a shock like unto heavy thunder.

I cannot bear, for every reason, for your sake and for the sake of the church, in which, for your age, you are rooting yourself so deeply, that you should make any misstep on the ground upon which you seem to be entering. To Rev. William Ware. SHEFFIELD, Dec. 6, 1847. MY DEAR WARE, I think my pen will run on, with such words to start from, though it have spent itself on the weary "Sermons."

For though for some months past the time has been fixed for the public meetings, without any reference to the state of the funds, nevertheless, it might have had the appearance, that we had convened the brethren for the sake of telling them about our poverty, and thus to induce them to give. Dec. 8, 1838. The Lord closes the third year of this part of the work with blessings.

No. 28, New Levee, New Orleans, in the "Bee", March 22, 1837. "Absconded, the mulatto boy Tom, his fingers scarred on his right hand, and has a scar on his right cheek" Mr. John W. Walton, Greensboro, Ala. in the "Alabama Beacon", Dec. 13, 1838. "Ranaway my black boy Frazier, with a scar below and one above his right ear." Mr. R. Furman, Charleston, S.C. in the "Charleston Mercury" Jan. 12, 1839.

Grant, Bishop of Southwark, to J. R. Hope, Esq., Q.C. Dec. 10, 1852. My dear Mr. Hope, ... As you will have more opportunities at Abbotsford than you will perhaps find in London, it may be well to tell you that the Italian nurses begin almost before children know how to use their eyes, to make them notice prints or statues of our dear Mother and of the saints.

"NEGROES WANTED. The Subscriber is desirous of hiring 50 of 60 first rate Negro Men. "LABORERS WANTED. One hundred able bodied men are wanted. The hands will be required to be delivered in Halifax by the owners. Apply to SHIELD & WALKE." From the "Lynchburg Virginian," Dec. 13, 1838. "40 NEGRO MEN. The subscribers wish to hire for the next year 40 NEGRO MEN. LANGHORNE, SCRUGGS & COOK."

Dec. 9. Morning. This is the last day of the fifth year of the Orphan work. Hitherto the Lord has helped us! This morning there was only 1l. 1s. 9d. in hand, but 1l. 7s. was needed for the supply of today. I therefore opened the box in my house, in which 2s. 6d. was found. This 1l. 4s. 3d. I sent off to the Orphan-Houses. Evening.

The total of the current expenses for the orphans from May 26, 1848, to May 26, 1849, was £1,559, 6s. 9d., and the total of the current expenses for them from May 26, 1849, to May 26, 1850, was only £2,665, 13s. 2¾d., i. e. only about £1,100 more than the previous year. As to matters connected with my own personal affairs, from May 26, 1848, to May 26, 1850: Dec. 31, 1848.