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Sacking a Church. The accounts lately published of the sacking of a Roman Catholic Church in Florida by some Mains regiments, and the collision which resulted between the Yankee soldiers and some Irish companies in the Federal service, are all calculated to awaken serious reflections in the minds of the Irish population of the North, who have furnished to the Federal cause the best soldiers it has had in this war. Archbishop Hughes, in his partisan devotion to Seward, may try to gloss over such infamous , and report it as an exceptional matter, but he is too intelligent a men not to know that the destruction of that which Catholics consider most sacred, in the Florida church, was the result of an imbued and traditional hatred of the Roman Catholics, which showed itself long ago in the destruction of the Convent in Boston, in the burning of churches in Philadelphia, and in the Know Nothing organization, which was an invention of purely Yankee origin, and would have consigned the