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[210] who may enlist in either the military or naval service, when mustered in and credited to the quota of the city. Ten thousand dollars were appropriated to pay the same. October 25th, A special committee was appointed to make preparations for the reception and entertainment of the veteran soldiers of the three years service, and of Companies D and F ‘of the one hundred days service,’ belonging to Lynn, on their return from the war.

1865. February 27th, In honor of the Union victories ‘at Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, and other places,’ the city marshal was directed to cause the church-bells of the city to be rung for one hour at sunrise, noon, and sunset, and a salute of one hundred guns to be fired at noon on the 4th of March; and the citizens were invited to display ‘the American ensign from their dwellings and places of business.’ April 11th, A vote was passed ‘as a testimonial of respect to the late Lieutenant Thomas B. Hart, of Lynn. Eight hundred and fifty dollars were appropriated to defray the expenses incurred by the city in celebrating the recent glorious successes of the Union forces in Virginia.’ On the 15th the two branches of the city government met in convention, when the mayor announced in fitting words the death of President Lincoln. A prayer was made by Rev. Mr. Biddle, after which a series of appropriate resolutions were reported by a committee and unanimously adopted. June 26th, One thousand dollars were appropriated ‘for the purpose of receiving our returned soldiers upon the approaching 4th of July.’

Lynn, according to the return made by the city authorities in 1866, furnished three thousand two hundred and seventy-five men for the war, which we believe to be more than the actual number credited, as at the end of the war the surplus was exactly two hundred and thirty over and above all demands. One hundred and three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by Lynn on account of the war, exclusive of State aid to soldiers' families, was one hundred and sixty-two thousand one hundred and seven dollars and ten cents ($162,107.10). This does not include a ‘citizens' fund’ raised by private subscription for

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