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From the North. The fact day in New York. In response to Lincoln's proclamation, Thursday last, the 30th ult, was very generally observed in New York city as a day of prayer and fasting. The public offices were entirely closed, business generally suspended, and services were generally held in the churches. We give below the concluding portion of Henry Ward Beecher's sermon: I must speak to you of the slave. He is my brother. I claim the right, in the name of the Lord God, to call him my brother. His tears are my drink, his wrong my injury. If he had been held to regulated labor for reasons of political economy, I might have said that was wrong; if he had simply been held to abstemious diet I might have said that was wrong. But my brother who wears a sable skin has not been permitted to call himself a man. In every State the Legislature has expressly taken away from him that title, and all the States in the South rise up against him and manhood, and declare that h