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[135] recommended to pay each volunteer for three years service a bounty of one hundred dollars. The following resolution, among others, was adopted:—
Resolved, That our old men contribute of their substance, and our healthy young men tender their services; remembering that, if in ancient times ‘for a good man some would even dare to die,’ surely for the necessary support of a righteous cause there should be no hesitancy because life would be attended with hazard.

July 12th, The resolutions of the citizens' meeting were adopted by the city government, and the mayor was directed to make arrangements for enlisting men. Another citizens' meeting was held on the 14th of August, at which it was resolved, that the patriotism of Massachusetts will sustain the Government in putting down this Rebellion at any cost of men and money. It was also voted to raise, by subscription, money sufficient to add one hundred dollars to each volunteer's bounty. A resolution was passed to aid the Rev. Elihu Grant to raise a military company for active service. September 1st, The city government voted to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, when credited to the quota of the city; and forty-five thousand dollars were appropriated to pay the same.

The following letter, addressed to the mayor, was read, and a vote of thanks to the writer was passed:—

New Orleans, La., Sept. 21, 1862.
My Dear sir,—I shipped to your address yesterday a small cannon that was captured in this State by a detachment of Company G. Twenty-sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, from your city, and to whom General Butler gave it as a mark of his appreciation of their conduct; and they now turn it over to the city of Fall River as a trophy from rebeldom. And as the rebel Jackson is now on his way to Bunker Hill, he may possibly come by the Bay-State line. In that event, you will blow him to pieces with it, if he dares to set his foot on Massachusetts soil.

Respectfully yours,

James Brady, Jr., Lt., Co. G, 26th Reg.

1863. March 2d, The mayor was directed to carry into effect the act of the Legislature in relation to the payment of

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