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[504] of fifty dollars, and a monthly pay of twenty dollars so long as they were in service; and, if they should be honorably discharged after six months actual service, the sum of twenty dollars a month for six months thereafter; and, if the volunteer should die in the service, the sum of twenty dollars a month, for six months after his decease, should be paid to his lawful heirs. 4th, It also extended the provisions of the State-aid Act to the families of the volunteers. 5th, It authorized the Governor to appoint paymasters to pay bounties. 6th, Payrolls and other necessary documents connected with the payment of the bounties were to be made and prepared by the Adjutant-General. The pay-rolls to be in duplicate,—one to be deposited with the Auditor, and one with the Treasurer. 7th, It authorized the Treasurer, under direction of the Governor and Council, to borrow money to carry out the provisions of the act. 8th, Persons enlisting were to be credited to the town or ward in which they lived. 9th, Persons physically disqualified for service, enlisting for the purpose of getting the bounty, were to be punished by imprisonment in the State Prison not exceeding ten years, or by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars and imprisonment in the jail not more than two years. This act was approved Nov. 18, and took effect upon its passage.

A resolve was passed requesting the Senators and Representatives of this Commonwealth in Congress to urge upon that body the expediency of an increase of pay to the soldiers in the service of the Government.

Also resolves expressing the injustice of Congress in not allowing credits for men in the naval service; also of the injustice to the non-commissioned officers and privates in the colored regiments, in not allowing them the same pay as whites.

The following gentlemen were commissioned on the Governor's staff during the year 1863:—

Eugene Sturtevant, assistant adjutant-general, Jan. 3, with rank of first lieutenant.

Anson P. Hooker, assistant surgeon-general, May 26, with rank of major.

Theodore Lyman, assistant adjutant-general, Aug. 15, with rank of lieutenant-colonel.

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