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The leaders of the Salvation Army haying determined to extend the field of their operations to the United States of America, a meeting has been held at the head-quarters in Whitechapel Road, London, in order that the officers who are going out might receive encouragement, and be invested with their regimental colors at the hands of Mrs. Booth, wife of the founder and general superintendent of the movement. The emigrants are eight in number, including Mr, Eailton, the “ General Commanding the Foreign Forces,” six “ captains,” and one private. These captains are simply young female converts, atiired in no more martial uniform than a black dress and a black straw hat, with a red ribbon having “ Salvation Army ” inscribed upon it. The flags were ' two in number, bearing each in conspicuous characters the device of “ Blood and Fire.” In bestowing these upon the captains, Mrs. Booth delivered 'an impassioned address, setting fprth the objects of the iipdeptak|ng, qftej3 which the young >stomeri themselVeg spoke a few words in the same strain. Mr. Booth displayed great activity during the proceedings, ofv fering up prayers and delivering discourses while powerfully arousing throughout the enthusiasm of his hearers, whp would give utterance with intense fervour and energy to pious jah ” and “Gx ry be to God,” The whole proceedings presented a scene of almost frenzied excitement, the generalissimo being at times, and especially while certain hymns were being sung, unable to direct the ardour of his rank and file.

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THE SALVATION ARMY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 101, 18 May 1880

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THE SALVATION ARMY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 101, 18 May 1880

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