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 of his large new building on Tremont street for military uses. The offer was accepted and the thanks of the city government voted to Mr. Evans. A special committee was appointed to have charge of the building. May 27th, A letter from Ex-Governor Everett was read, asking that books in the Public Library, of which there are duplicate copies, be sent to the front for the use of our soldiers; an order was passed to have it done. Several votes were passed during the month of May to provide armories for new military companies. June 4th, A committee was appointed to have charge of the payment of State aid to soldiers' families, as provided by law, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow ten thousand dollars to pay the same. July 22d, A committee was appointed to make arrangements for the comfort and accommodation of the three-months companies and regiments on their arrival in Boston at the expiration of their terms of service. December 16th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow twenty-five thousand dollars for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families. 1862. January 27th, A long and able report was made in favor of a reorganization of the mode of paying State aid to soldiers' families, which was read and adopted. February 3d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow twenty-five thousand dollars for the payment of State aid. February 10th, It was ordered that Aldermen Rich, Hanson, and Henshaw, with such as the council may join, be a committee on military affairs to make provision for troops passing through the city, either to or from the seat of war, and to attend to other matters in relation to the volunteers that may come before the city council. The order was amended in the council, so that the expense should not exceed ten thousand dollars, and Messrs. Edmunds, Tyler, Child, Tucker, and Hatch of the council were joined. February 22d, By a previous vote of the city the government with a large assemblage of the people met in Faneuil Hall. Prayer was made by Rev. George W. Blagden, D. D., and Washington's Farewell Address was read by George S. Hillard, Esq. March 3d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow twenty thousand dollars for the payment of State aid. March 31st, Twenty thousand dollars additional were ordered to be borrowed for the
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