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 July 10th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars for the payment of bounties of seventy-five dollars to volunteers to fill the quota of Chelsea under the recent call of the President for more men. July 28th, The bounty to volunteers was increased to one hundred dollars, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow the additional sum of six thousand dollars to meet the demand. July 31st, The payment of one hundred dollars bounty was limited to those who should enlist before the 15th of August next. September 15th, A special meeting was held to consider the resolution passed at a citizens' meeting ‘on Saturday evening last,’ recommending the payment of a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, and after debate the resolution was adopted by the council (24 yeas, 4 nays). The treasurer was authorized to borrow fifty thousand dollars to pay said bounties, which, November 20th, was increased to sixty-three thousand dollars. 1863. June 11th, Messrs. Hadaway and Lothrop of the board of aldermen and the president, and Messrs. Haskell, Slocum, and Mason of the common council were appointed to make arrangements ‘for the reception of Company H, Forty-third Regiment, upon their return from Newbern, North Carolina, and Company H, 50th Regiment, upon their return from New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Chelsea members of these and other regiments whose terms of enlistment are about to expire.’ July 16th, Ordered, to pay State aid to the families of men who may be drafted the same as to the families of volunteers. 1864. May 5th, Ordered, that the joint select committee on military affairs be instructed to make arrangements for a public reception to Company H, First Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and to cooperate with any other committee of the city which may unite in giving the veteran heroes a reception worthy of the city and which they so well merit; the expense of which to be charged to the appropriation for military purposes. 1865. April 10th, The joint standing committee on military affairs were directed to make arrangements for a public observance of the 14th instant, when the Flag of the Union was to be raised on Fort Sumter, ‘by the ringing of bells, the firing of ’
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