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Pastoral Letter. Bishop Johns-has written a Pastoral Letter for the Lenten season, the following extracts from which are pertinent to the approaching Fast Day: "We need not inquire for great common offences which have exposed us to this terrible expression of the Divine displeasure. National guilt is formed by individual sins, and to the mass of iniquity so accumulated we have each fearfully contributed. The wonder is, not that He has scourged, but that He has not cut short the work in righteousness and consigned us to remediless ruin. But God assures us that He doth not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men. It is that they may examine and try their ways and turn unto the Lord. He has proclaimed and put it upon record, 'At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation — if that nation against which I have pronounced turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.' "Now, as the national guilt, which displeases God and cal