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assemblages of the people, and organized local societies.
In the Young Men's Christian Association of Boston he found a vigorous and useful ally.
The receiving-ship at the Charlestown Navy Yard, where upwards of twenty-six thousand enlisted sailors were received during the war, was regularly visited by members of the Association, and articles of comfort and reading matter were distributed.
They also held religious meetings every night on board the ship.
The camps at Readville and at Gallop's Island were visited for similar purposes.
The amount of money received by the Treasurer of the Commission at Boston was $330,197.86; and at Springfield, $33,553.17. In addition to these amounts, more than $15,000 were sent direct from Massachusetts to the office of the Commission at Philadelphia,—thus making the total amount of money contributed by Massachusetts to the Commission, during the war, $378,751.03; besides which, the value of sanitary and other stores contributed by the people o