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[464] cents were appropriated to pay off outstanding claims against the company.1

1862. March 3d, ‘Voted, to grant eight hundred dollars to aid the families of volunteers, if necessary, above the State aid.’ July 10th, Voted, to pay a bounty of seventy-five dollars to each volunteer for three years service when credited to the quota of the town. A committee, consisting of the selectmen, town-clerk and town-treasurer, the moderator (Josiah Stickney), and Ezra Trull, was appointed to collect money to pay in whole or in part the said bounty. The treasurer was also authorized to borrow twenty-seven hundred dollars for the same purpose. Voted, that the town hall be opened every night ‘to receive enlistments and subscriptions.’ July 17th, The bounty was raised to one hundred dollars. August 25th, Five thousand one hundred dollars were appropriated to pay bounties to the fifty-one volunteers already in camp, ‘and if any one of them be rejected, one hundred dollars be paid to each of their substitutes.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money. September 13th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to volunteers for nine months service; on the 17th it was increased fifty dollars. The following letter was read and recorded on the town books:—

Executive mansion, Washington, Sept. 5, 1862.
G. Twitchell, Esq:
My Dear sir,—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from you of a large amount of hospital stores, contributed for the use of the wounded soldiers of the United States Army by patriotic citizens of Brookline, Brighton, Newton, Watertown, and Roxbury. Have the kindness, sir, to accept my cordial thanks for your own courtesy in the matter, and convey to the generous donors the assurance of my grateful appreciation of their efforts for the health and comfort of those brave men to whom we are all so deeply indebted.

I have the honor to be,

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

1 This company had its full complement of men in April, and was properly provided for by the town until July 2d, when it was sent to camp at North Cambridge. It served through the war as Company K, Sixteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers.

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