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a part of the Massachusetts quota. Every colored man recruited out of the State and every German brought from Germany might be deducted, and leave a large balance in favor of Massachusetts. There is, however, no reason why they should be deducted, since it was plainly the duty of every State to seek recruits from beyond its borders for the aid of the republic, so long as it did not substitute them for its own citizens. The total amount of bounty paid to all recruits by the State, up to Dec. 1, 1865, was $11,685,987.60. Mass. Adjutant-General's Report, p. 25. The only important instance of the incorporation into Massachusetts regiments of whole companies raised out of the State was as follows: after the formation of the 2d Cavalry had been determined on, an offer was received from California to raise a company there, to be counted on the quota of Boston. A company was accordingly thus organized on Dec. 10, 1862, at San Francisco, and reached Camp Meigs at Readville, Jan. 3, 1