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 services, free of charge, to the families of volunteers. Several orders were passed to provide rations, barracks, and room for enlistments, and drill for the company being recruited by Captain S. W. Richardson; also, to provide for the families of the men who were not yet mustered into the service; also, to decorate with a flag the chair of Lieutenant Porter, a member of the common council, who had volunteered for active service. May 8th, Drs. Anson Hooker, Anson P. Hooker, Moses Clark, J. B. Taylor, and Ephraim Manster tendered their professional services to the families of volunteers. May 15th, The ladies of the First Universalist Church made an offer of $304.25, contributed by said society for aid to volunteers. June 8th, Two hundred dollars were voted to Captain John T. Burgess, for expenses incurred by him in raising a company of volunteers, which was afterwards increased to three hundred dollars. This company afterwards went to New York and joined ‘The Excelsior Brigade.’ July 16th, Three hundred dollars were appropriated to give a reception to Captain J. P. Richardson's Company on its return from three months service. September 11th, Two hundred dollars were appropriated to aid Captain J. B. Whorf in raising a company. September 25th, One hundred and seventy-five dollars were voted to aid enlistments in Company C, Twenty-ninth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. October 9th, The use of a room in the city hall was granted to Mrs. Agassiz and Miss Felton, wherein to employ the families of volunteers ‘in making clothing under a contract.’ October 9th, A committee of the city government was appointed to solicit donations ‘of blankets and stockings for soldiers.’ November 27th, The mayor and one member of the common council were appointed a committee to visit, at the expense of the city, the regiments on the Potomac, in which there were Cambridge soldiers, see that they were well cared for, and take charge of any sums of money which they might wish to send home to their friends. 1862. March 12th, Fifty thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to volunteers and their families. May 7th, Voted, to pay the same aid to the families of sailors in the navy as is paid
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