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[651] Jenks, and a sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Manning. On Monday, General Grant received the attention of the City Government of Boston, and held a levee at Faneuil Hall, where many of the citizens were introduced to him, and shook him by the hand. On Tuesday morning, Aug. 1, the General and his party left Boston on a special train for Portland, on the Boston and Maine Railroad. A car had been fitted up in the same elegant style as the car which brought him from Albany over the Western road.

The same enthusiasm greeted the General at the different stations where the train stopped, that had distinguished his journey from Albany to Boston.

By order of Governor Andrew, the Adjutant-General was directed to accompany the distinguished party to Portland. In his report for 1865, the Adjutant-General says,—

In the evening, I took my leave of the General and Mrs. Grant, and of his staff officers, and the next morning left for Boston. The occasion was one that I shall never forget.

Our narrative now approaches its close. But, before concluding it, we deem it proper to speak briefly of the services rendered to our soldiers and to the Union cause by two ladies of Boston, who, during the entire war, devoted almost their whole time to works of charity and love, for the comfort of our soldiers, and the alleviation of their sufferings; one of whom was Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis, and the other Miss Abby W. May.

Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis was the daughter of a Boston merchant, William H. Boardman, Esq., who was largely engaged in the North-west Coast, China, and India trade. She was early married to the eldest son of the Hon. Harrison Gray Otis, who bore his father's name. Upon the death of her husband, she passed seven years in Europe, for the purpose of educating her three sons, and returned to America, making Boston her permanent home.

Connected by blood and marriage with some of the oldest and most distinguished families in the country, blessed with personal attractions, mental gifts, and a magnetism that drew about her the

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