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[701] appropriated for uniforms and outfits for the companies belonging to the city that had been called into active service. The money was to be divided per capita among the men. A New-Hampshire regiment in passing through Worcester on its way to Washington was hospitably received and entertained by the citizens, for which the city government, May 27th, passed a vote of thanks and assumed the payment of the expenses “of the reception and collation.” July 8th, A committee was appointed “to make arrangements to give the ‘Worcester Light Infantry’ and the Emmet Guards1 a suitable reception on their return from the war.” Another committee was appointed to carry into effect the act of the Legislature concerning the payment of State aid. November 11th, Lieutenant J. William Grout, of Company D, Fifteenth Massachusetts Volunteers, having been killed at the battle of Ball's Bluff, and his body having been brought home to Worcester for burial, the city council passed the following resolution:—
Resolved, That the city council deplore the loss of this young, heroic, and accomplished officer, and deeply sympathize with his afflicted family in their bereavement, and that as a token of respect to his memory the city council will attend his funeral.

1862. February 3d, Twelve thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families, which the treasurer was authorized to borrow. July 14th, Twentysix thousand dollars were appropriated to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars “to every inhabitant of the city, to the number of two hundred and sixty-one, who shall enlist for three years into the service of the United States on or before the fourth day of August next,” to be paid when mustered in and credited to the quota of the city. August 27th, The same bounty was ordered to be paid to volunteers in the nine-months service. Fifty thousand dollars were appropriated to pay the same, and “for war contingencies.” December 15th, The order to pay bounties to more nine-months men was rescinded. The payment to volunteers for three years service was continued.

1863. January 26th, Ten thousand dollars were appropriated

1 Three-months companies.

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