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Perfect order was maintained throughout the city ; but few arrests were made, and no serious accidents occurred.

The procession presented so many interesting features that it would be unjust to particularize one to the omission of another. The military made a fine appearance, the new regulation uniform of the Massachusetts militia contrasting strongly with the neat but more showy uniforms of the visiting troops. The latter won many encomiums for their fine marching and soldierly bearing, and were heartily greeted all along the route.

The Seventh Division, the longest in the line, was probably the finest trades' display ever seen in Boston. It was an impressive exhibit of the processes to which are due, in a great measure, the material prosperity of the city, and showed in a striking manner the progress which has been made in the arts and manufactures which have contributed so much to the welfare of the community.


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