took place at his residence in Boston, Sunday morning, January 15th, at five o'clock.
Resolved, That in passing away even in the fullness of his years and crowned with distinguished honors, the State has lost one of its most illustrious ornaments, and the Republic one of its noblest and stanchest upholders and defenders, who, in the period of its greatest adversity, by his profound argument and wondrous eloquence brought conviction to the hearts of many who wavered, and held them to their faith in the justice of the cause and the ultimate triumph of the Republic and whose counsel nerved and encouraged our rulers to persevere in maintaining inviolable the great trust delegated to them by the people.
A brief and feeling address was made by the mayor, and the resolutions were unanimously adopted.
April 10th, The Board of Aldermen met, but, in honor of the capture of Richmond
and the surrender of General Lee
's army, on motion of Alderman Adams
, the Board adjourned without transacting any business.
April 17th, On this day a meeting was held and the death of President Lincoln
was officially announced by his Honor the Mayor
Resolutions appropriate to the occasion were read by Alderman Kent
and unanimously adopted, one of which was as follows:—
Resolved, As a manifestation of our sorrow for this sad event and of respect for the memory of the great deceased, that the rooms of the City Council be draped in mourning for thirty days, and that on the day of the funeral His Honor the Mayor direct the schools to be closed, and request a suspension of business on the part of all our citizens, and that they assemble in their respective places of public worship to humble themselves before Almighty God, because of the great bereavement which is laid upon our nation.
On the same day an order passed the Council to cease recruiting, the same being in accordance with orders received through Governor Andrew
from the Secretary of War
furnished four thousand three hundred and seven men for the war, which was a surplus of one hundred and eleven over and above all demands.
One hundred and twenty-three were commissioned officers.
The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the city on account of the war