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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
letter from a lady — day of fasting and prayer.

Leakesville, N. C., June 6, 1861.
We hail with joy the timely and Christian proclamation of our President, calling the people of the Confederate States to a day of fasting and prayer. With a Constitution opening with an invocation to Almighty God for His blessing and guidance; with rulers calling on us to humble ourselves before the ‘"Judge of all the earth,"’ and ‘"to do nothing that is wrong,"’ may we not look for His aid without whom nothing is strong. But one thing remains: That we, as a people, follow these wise and masterly leadings; these truest, highest strokes of policy, when sincere. ‘"Let the wicked man turn from his wickedness." ’--Let the soldier, ‘"full of strange oaths,"’ consider: ‘ "because of swearing, the land mourneth;"’ and not be guilty of the folly and inconsistency of lifting one member in defence of a land on which, by another, he is bringing down the curse of Almighty God. ‘"Blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God."’ A North Carolina Woman.

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