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[587] may deem expedient for a regimental fund. A proposition to appropriate fifty thousand dollars ‘to be disbursed for the relief of disabled soldiers enlisted from the city of Boston, who are or may be honorably discharged from the army, and the families of men who are killed in battle or who die of disease incurred in service,’ was read. September 1st, This order was laid on the table by a vote of 7 to 4. September 8th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service who shall enlist and be credited to the quota of Boston. The treasurer was authorized to borrow three hundred and fifty thousand dollars to pay the same. Resolutions of respect to the memory and of condolence to the family of Colonel Fletcher Webster were introduced by Alderman Henshaw and were unanimously adopted. September 22d, Ordered, to cease paying bounties to nine-months men on and after October 1st. October 2d, The time for paying bounties was extended to the 15th. The quota of Boston being nearly filled an order was passed, October 27th, giving power to the mayor to cease paying bounties ‘when he shall receive satisfactory evidence’ of the quota being filled. November 4th, The mayor reported that Boston had filled her quotas and had a surplus of six hundred and sixty men; but advised that three companies of cavalry be recruited to form with the California Company a Cavalry Battalion, to recruit which authority had been given by Governor Andrew to Hon. Amos A. Lawrence. The suggestions of the mayor were adopted, and thirty thousand dollars were appropriated to pay bounties, and the city committee was directed to co-operate with Mr. Lawrence in the expenditure of the money and in recruiting the men. December 22d, Alderman Rich made a report in regard to the ‘Evans House,’ the use of which had been so freely given by Mr. Evans, in the course of which he says, ‘That this institution, under the management of that most excellent and patriotic lady, Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis, has been of invaluable benefit to the soldiers of our army. By her untiring perseverance and benevolence our volunteers have been supplied not only with substantial, well-made clothing, but with many of those smaller articles ’

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