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[134] inadequate, the President of the United States has made requisition on the several States for militia; therefore, to the end that said requisition may be more readily answered,—

Ordered, That to each of our citizens, who may join a militia company of our city, organized according to law, pledged to render military service, whenever and wherever required, whether by authority of the State or the United-States Government, there be paid from the city treasury the sum of fifteen dollars for outfit, when such company shall be mustered into service, and thereafter, for a term not exceeding three months, fifteen dollars a month, the latter to be applied for support of the family or dependants, as the soldier may direct; and if, at the expiration of the service, a balance, or the whole, shall remain unpaid, then payment to be made to the soldier in person [or his legal representatives]; these payments to be in addition to compensation that may be realized from the United-States Government.

These were adopted, and ten thousand dollars were appropriated in accordance therewith. April 29th, The mayor was requested to apply to the State authorities to furnish two hundred muskets for two companies organized in the city. Uniforms for the militia were paid for by the city. Bailey H. Borden sent his check to the mayor for one hundred dollars for the benefit of volunteers. June 5th, Twelve dollars were voted to each volunteer of a new company ‘not wanted at this time.’ September 10th, A bounty of fifteen dollars was authorized to be paid each volunteer ‘who shall join the new company.’

1862. May 28th, ‘Voted, that as a mark of respect to the memory of the first Fall-River soldier who has fallen in the present struggle for the maintenance of our liberties, that we attend the funeral of the late Nathaniel S. Gerry, a private of Company A, Seventh Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, in a body.’ June 30th, A similar vote was passed in regard to the death of Lieutenant Jesse D. Bullock, the first Fall-River officer who had fallen in the war.1 The President of the United States having called for three hundred thousand more men, a public meeting was held July 11th; at which it was

1 Lieutenant Bullock belonged to the Seventh Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and died June 25, 1862, of wounds received at the battle of Fair Oaks, Va.

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