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[388] an appropriate reception to Company F, Sixth Regiment, of Cambridge on its return from nine months service. July 1st, The same for the reception of Companies I, Forty-Third Regiment; also soldiers in the Forty-Fourth, Forty-Fifth, and Fifth Regiments, ‘and the two Cambridge companies in the Forty-Seventh Regiment.’ All of these organizations were in the nine months service. July 22d, Voted, to pay State aid to the families of men who may be drafted. The thanks of the city were voted to the ‘Cambridge Reserve Guard,’ Captain Bullard, ‘Washington Home Guard,’ Captain Bradford, Company F, Sixth Regiment, Captain Sawyer, ‘Harvard Cadets,’ Captain Longley, ‘for their services during the draft riots.’ September 16th, An order was passed to pay from the city treasury seventy-six thousand ninety-eight dollars and ninety-four cents to the Commonwealth, the same being the proportion of Cambridge of the State tax for reimbursement of bounties. October 30th, A resolve was passed to petition the Governor to call an extra session of the Legislature ‘to take measures to secure the quota of Massachusetts.’ The recruiting committee was authorized to expend ‘whatever money was necessary to fill the quota of the city.’

1864. March 23d, ‘Voted all necessary money to fill the quota of Cambridge under the late call of the President for two hundred thousand men.’

May 18th, The thanks of the city were voted to George C. Richardson, of the Common Council, ‘to whose efforts in a great degree is due the success of Cambridge in filling its quota, and avoiding the necessity of a draft.’ June 22d, Voted, to give a public reception to the two Cambridge companies in the Sixteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and the Seventy-Fourth Regiment New-York Volunteers, on their return home after a service of three years. July 16th, Resolutions were adopted in relation to P. Stearns Davis, colonel of the Thirty-Ninth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, who resigned his seat in the common council to take command of the regiment1 August 17th, The city voted to pay to each Cambridge soldier

1 Colonel Davis was one of the best and bravest officers in the Commonwealth. He was killed in action, July 11, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.

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