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The way they kept the Federal Fast day in New Orleans.

--Old Greeley is sorely hurt at the manner in which the people, and especially the ladies, of New Orleans observed the Federal fast day. Says that inveterate hyposcrite:

‘ Fast day in New Orleans was the occasion of most disgraceful exhibitions in some of the churches. Father Joubert, of St. Augustine's Church, did not read the Proclamation, and he also refuses the sacrament to colored men in the Union service. In St. Mary's Church, the Proclamation was read in English, the congregation being mostly French. There was to have been a communion service, but it was postponed at the request of some ladies, who feared it might be mistaken for obedience to Lincoln's request. The women in other churches disgraced themselves by noisily going out when the reading was in progress. At the Church of the Immaculate Conception the congregation acted very disgracefully, upsetting stools, and making all sorts of noises as they left the temple. There were only two or three churches where a proper spirit was manifested.

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