From the Richmond Enquirer, 10/20/1863
RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT THE LIBBY PRISON. –
The Rt. Rev. Bishop Magill again officiated in his
pasteral character at the Libby prison, yesterday afternoon, at four o’clock.
He preached an able sermon on the subject of Faith, which was listened to with
unbroken attention by his auditory, consisting of the captive Federal officers,
and officers and attaches of the prison. The picture presented was quite a novel
one. The audience occupied a spacious room on the first floor, from Cary street,
and were formed in an immense group around the Bishop, who appeared in the full
robes of his office. The officers in the foreground of the group sat upon the
floor in the most convenient attitude to themselves, the outer portion of the
group remaining standing. The services continued for about an hour, and at their
close the Bishop conversed kindly with several of the Catholic officers.
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