r patriotism in the present hour of national troubles, in the making of the accompanying flag, which we are glad to hail as the glorious ensign of the American nation, under which so many of our nation's friends on the field of battle have fought and died.
Regretting that it is dishonored by a portion of our country, we hope its stars may never be less, and that we may live long under its protection.
With high regard,— Mrs. William A. Williams, Mrs. G. H. Rice, Mrs. Charles Howard, Mrs. J. Duff Brown, Mrs. Theo. C. Merrill, Mrs. C. A. Blanchard, Mrs. L. W. Merrill, Mrs. Phillip B. Lowe, Mrs. Louise H. Walker, Mrs. H. C. Burgess, Mrs. C. F. Haynes, Mrs. J. Stone, Miss Lucy A. Bliss, Mrs. Rebecca S. Lash, Mrs. E. C. Bliss.
June 6th, Three thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families, as provided by law, to be expended under the direction of the mayor and aldermen.
The committee on police was authorized to pay State aid for the present to