were held, during which, the Rev. W. R. Clark, of the Methodist Church, preached an impressive sermon before the authorities of the city and the people ;
All denominations engaged in the services.
The Scriptures were read by the Rev. W. C. Himes, Episcopalian; the Rev. Dr. Cleaveland, Congregationalist, prayed; an original hymn was read by the Rev. J. J. Twiss, Universalist; the closing prayer was by the Rev. D. Mott, Baptist; and the benediction was pronounced by the Rev. F. Hinckley, Unitarian. Over the rostrum were displayed the words:--April 19, 1775; April 19, 1861. and then the two bodies were laid in a vault in the Lowell Cemetery.
A little more than four years afterward, the remains of these first martyrs were laid beneath a beautiful monument of Concord granite, erected, to commemorate their history, in Merrimack Square, in Lowell.
It was formally dedicated on the 17th of June, 1865, in the presence of nearly twenty thousand people, who were addressed by the same chief