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114 Youth's Golden Gleam
To thank God for Morrison's recovery and for Dunning's safe return from war service in Mexico, Mrs. Foster, we may feel sure, on Sunday attended morning prayer at Christ Church or possibly at St. Paul's, to which Mrs. Griffin belonged; and we may hazard further that, as when they were children at home, Dunning and Stephen knelt with her.
With Morrison's continued improvement we can imagine that Mrs. Foster had time to call on her old friends up the street, Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Cassilly, and to congratulate them upon what she read in the newspapers about their son, William B. Cassilly. The Atlas announced him as secretary for a great mass meeting of Whigs at Carthage on July io6 and as secretary of the committee for the reception of Ohio Volunteers,7 due home any day after their Mexican War service.
The city was in a continuous commotion just then, with soldiers of Michigan, Maryland and Pennsylvania arriving daily on steamboats from New Orleans, and marching through the streets before sailing eastward or going northward by train. On Friday evening, July 7, a mistaken rumor spread that the Ohio Volunteer Regiment had landed. "The firing of canon caused the fire alarm bells to ring, the firemen thinking they [the arriving companies] were^ the Ohio boys. Every fire company in the city was on the wharf in a few minutes with