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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
e Federal Government at all hazards. John S. E. Rogers, Charles Fitz, John W. Low, Eben H. Stacy, and George W. Plumer were appointed to act as a committee of distribution, and to have the supervision of the money appropriated under the fifth resolution. 1862. February 3d, The Committee of Distribution having reported that their duties had ended, a vote was passed thanking them for the acceptable manner in which they had performed their labors; and James Davis, Gorham P. Low, and Thomas J. Foster were appointed to consider the best method of disbursing the relief fund. State aid was authorized to be paid to the families of men who had enlisted in the two Bay-State regiments. These were regiments raised by Major-General Butler, and at this time were not credited to the quota of the State, and therefore a doubt existed whether their families could be paid State aid under the law. They were afterwards properly credited. March 21st, Twenty thousand dollars were appropriated for