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[517] was appointed to have charge of recruiting, with authority to pay each volunteer, when credited to the quota of the city, a bounty of one hundred dollars. July 17th, Forty thousand dollars were appropriated to pay bounties. August 27th, A bounty of one hundred dollars was directed to be paid to each volunteer for nine months service. September 1st, The mayor and two members of the common council were appointed ‘to visit the seat of war, and make such arrangements for the comfort and alleviation of our sick and wounded soldiers as they may be able to do.’ September 15th, One hundred pistols were purchased and loaned to the ‘Roxbury Horse Guards.’1 September 29th, Thirty thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to soldiers' families. The military committee was authorized to employ an agent to remain near the Federal army, and render ‘such assistance to the sick and wounded soldiers of Roxbury as he may be able to do.’ October 13th, Voted, to purchase a lot in the Forest Hill Cemetery, ‘to be used for the burial of soldiers who have died, or may hereafter die, in the service of their country.’ The following was also passed:—
Ordered, That his honor the mayor be requested to tender William C. Hayne, Esq., of New York, the thanks of the city council of Roxbury for his kind offices and valuable services in despatching and distributing much needed supplies to the sick and wounded soldiers in Maryland, and particularly to those belonging to this city.2

October 27th, The city council voted to attend as a body the funeral services on the 28th, at the Universalist Church, ‘over the remains of the brave soldiers of Captain King's Company, Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts volunteers, who fell gallantly at the battle of Antietam.’ A communication was received from Rufus Wyman, Esq., the city sanitary agent, giving a detailed account of his transactions at the seat of war.

1863. January 12th, The thanks of the city council were given to Mr. Rufus Wyman for his services as sanitary agent of Roxbury in taking care of the sick and wounded in Washington

1 This was a militia company.

2 This was immediately after the battle of Antietam.

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