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‘ [597] salutes, display of fireworks, and a public meeting in the evening, or such other demonstrations as the committee may deem proper.’ April 17th, A special meeting of the city council was held, by order of Eustace C. Fitz, mayor, who announced in fitting terms the death of President Lincoln by the hand of an assassin. The following preamble and resolutions were then adopted:—
Whereas God in his inscrutable providence has suffered the hand of the assassin to snatch away from us the beloved Chief Magistrate of the nation, it is therefore by the corporation of the city of Chelsea

Resolved, That since the days of Washington no hero or statesman has held so high a place in our respect and affection as he who for four stormy years has guided our ship of State through unknown and troubled waters and over hidden shoals.

Resolved, That only hearts suffering together as we now suffer can offer to each other any sympathy; and our only consolation is an unwavering trust in the wisdom of Him whose hand is guiding this Republic to its destiny.

Resolved, That while we are bowed down with inexpressible grief at this sudden and great calamity, yet we will thank God that the mantle of our late honored and beloved President has fallen upon one whose past history is a pledge of his unswerving fealty to the Union.

Resolved, That the rooms of the mayor and aldermen and common council be appropriately draped in mourning, and that the members of the city government wear suitable badges of mourning for thirty days.

Resolved, That the city government attend public services on the day appointed for the funeral of the late President in accordance with the recommendation of the national authorities, and that we invite our citizens to unite in paying due respect to the memory of the honored dead.

Chelsea furnished two thousand one hundred and eight men for the war, which was a surplus of one hundred and ninety-four over and above all demands. Eighty were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the city on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was one hundred and ninety-six thousand seven hundred and forty-six dollars and eighty-seven cents ($196,746.87).

The amount of money raised and expended by the city during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the

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