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[68] of clothing were made and word being received that there was a full supply in that desolate city, the articles were sold, and the money sent to Chicago. Twice the society has met at the Little Wanderers' Home and sewed for the inmates of that institution.

The Sewing Circle paid for the carpets, upholstering, organ, and pulpit furnishings of the first church, and when the present building was finished, the same thing was repeated.

The minister's room was furnished, or, perhaps better, the articles in that room were furnished by the Ladies' Circle. It worked for a fair at the North End Mission, helped carpet the vestry, paid part of the quotas to the state convention, newly carpeted the pulpit, contributed towards paying the choir one or more years, made a donation to the sanitary commission in the dark days of the Rebellion, paid for improvements in the janitor's rooms, and for sanitary arrangements, bought a pew in the church and paid $500 for the same, furnished a scholarship at Tufts College for four years (it was helped in this by the Sabbath School), made a donation to the Bethany Home, paid $150 toward the expense of the lawsuit in which damages were claimed of the Lowell railroad, occasioned by change of grade in the street, paid for swing doors in the vestibule, paid a small sum towards the church debt. and has contributed a neat little sum towards the new Social Hall. In all, the Sewing Circle has raised about $15,000, the most of which has been paid back into the parish. The bread cast upon the waters returned after many days.

A ‘recital’ of the work in which the Circle has been engaged would hardly be complete without mention of the ‘suppers’ which have been served from time to time. Some seasons it might be said they were served all the time. The evenings have been spent in sociability and the enjoyment of entertainments of various kinds. The similarity of these gatherings has been covered up by

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