The million-peopled city
Thankfulness for Peace.
We hope that the love of war which was once so common in this country has now generally ceased, that a better state of feeling has become prevalent, and that the true genius of our holy religion has in this respect more entirely pervaded the national mind. We believe such is the case, and we thank God for it. The horrors of war are fearful in the extreme. But one especial means by which we may testify our thankfulness for peace, and improve its existence and long continuance, is by being mindful of the best interests of those who are collected within our metropolis as objects of national gratitude, now that they have laid down their weapons of war through the feebleness of their arms by age. Shall we not seek to render the national refuge provided for them in a season of peace and security, a blessing to them in the best of senses, and to avail ourselves of the leisure granted to them, to point their attention, now that they are tottering on the grave, to a better world ?