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A joint committee on recruiting was appointed; also, a committee to make arrangement for a public meeting to be held on the 12th, ‘to respond to the call of the Governor for immediate action.’ July 16th, The bounty to each volunteer was increased to one hundred dollars. July 30th, The appropriation for volunteers and their families was increased fifty thousand dollars. August 13th, The police were ordered to assist the assessors in making an enrollment of citizens between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years. August 20th, A committee to secure the quota of Cambridge, under the second call of the President for nine-months men, were directed to open a rendezvous, and to pay each volunteer a bounty of fifty dollars. Two thousand dollars were put into the hands of the committee to fill up the quota of three-years men, ‘and to encourage the nine-months men.’ A warrant was issued for a general meeting on the 28th, to take action in regard to securing the quota of volunteers for nine months service. August 28th, A roll of the volunteers of Cambridge was ordered to be engrossed and placed on file. The citizens' meeting recommended the payment of a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, which, on the 29th, was concurred in by the city council. September 5th, Ninety-five thousand dollars were appropriated for payment of bounties. September 17th, it was—

Ordered, That recruiting be continued after the quota of four hundred and seventy nine-months men is secured, to the extent of another company, ‘so as to be sure that the quota shall be filled.’

October 15th, Twenty thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid to the families of volunteers. November 21st, The proposal of Hon. Amos A. Lawrence to furnish for the quota of Cambridge seventy-five men for the Second Regiment of Massachusetts Cavalry at a cost of fifteen thousand dollars was accepted, and twenty-five thousand dollars were appropriated ‘for volunteers and their families.’ December 31st, A lot was ordered to be set apart in the Cambridge Cemetery as a burial place for Cambridge soldiers ‘who shall fall in their country's service.’

1863. A committee of arrangements was appointed to give

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