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Their movements were one and all performed with precision. Their arms were lowered with a sound as of a single musket; on the march their lines were dressed to a nicety, and their discipline was uniformly excellent, and that under trying circumstances, for they were the admired of all admirers, and this was an occasion when admiration was openly and often loudly expressed to the manifest embarrassment of many who were more easily disconcerted than these well-trained cadets.

They were unanimous in the expression of their gratitude to the ladies who had so kindly entertained them at the Masonic Hall on Tuesday, and declared their intention of sending a written acknowledgement at the earliest opportunity. Their general reception, they said, had been cordial and gratifying in the highest degree.

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