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[211] recruiting purposes, which amounted to twenty-three thousand dollars; to which was subsequently added by the same means three thousand dollars, the greater part of which was expended for sanitary purposes, and aid to soldiers and their families, independent of the city.

The amount of money raised and expended by the city for State aid to the families of soldiers during the four years of the war, and which was afterwards reimbursed to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $15,060.05; in 1862, $53,852.13; in 1863, $61,788.11; in 1864, $60,000.00; in 1865, $40,000.00. Total amount, $230,700.29.

The ladies of Lynn did their full share of soldiers' work during the war. In the years 1861 and 1862 they obtained from the different religious societies, individual subscriptions, children's fairs, and other sources, and sent to the army and hospitals in aid of the sick and wounded, in cash and comfortable clothing, about three thousand dollars, independent of what was termed ‘sanitary aid.’ During each year of the war, and especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas, large quantities of provisions, hospital stores, cordials, &c., were sent forward to different camps and hospitals in and around Washington and elsewhere, the money value of which it is impossible now to compute. In February, 1863, the Ladies' Sanitary Aid Society was formed, with Mrs. W. C. Richards president, Miss M. L. Newhall secretary, and Miss A. E. Ladd treasurer. This society had five hundred and eighty members, more than one hundred of whom were active workers until the close of the war. The receipts in cash the first year were $2,292.02; and their total cash receipts were $3,778.81, all of which was properly expended for the benefit of the soldiers and their families. The amount of work done by the society in making under-clothing, bandages, lint, preserves, and delicacies for the sick and wounded, we cannot accurately state or even estimate; but we know it was very great.

The Society of Friends (whose principles in regard to war forbid their contributing to recruit the army) contributed in cash fifteen hundred dollars; and the ladies of the society in cash, garments, and sanitary stores, five hundred dollars,

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