--The day of National Thanksgiving, appointed by a proclamation of President Johnson
, for having been relieved from "the scourge of civil war." and permitted to enjoy the blessings attendant thereupon, was generally observed in this city.
Almost every kind of business was suspended, and the several churches were open for divine worship.
The sentiments of the sermons delivered were highly acceptable to the congregations, which, indeed, were not so numerous as they should have been.
Many hunting parties left the city at an early Hour to create havoc among the wild game in the country adjacent.
The truth is, a thanksgiving day is generally given over to frolic and fun, like Christmas
, which, though a sacred festival, is most always made an occasion of uproarious mirth, with the usual accompaniments of egg nogg and pop crackers.