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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
d dollars be appropriated from any money in the treasury, to be expended under the direction of a committee of ten for the purpose of clothing or otherwise encouraging the gallant men who may enter the service, and for the support of those who may have families dependent upon their labor during the period for which they are called into service. The following gentlemen were appointed the committee: Charles Tidd, S. W. Smith, Loring S. Pierce, W. D. Phelps, C. K. Tucker, W. W. Keith, Winslow Wellington, Eli Simonds, R. W. Reed, and Charles Hudson. The committee were directed to pay ten dollars a month to single men, and fifteen dollars a month to those who have families, during active service; also suitable compensation while drilling. Lexington men who enlisted in other towns, if not paid by them, were to receive the same amounts. November 5th, State aid was directed to be paid to the families of volunteers as provided by the State law; but in any event they should receive suffic