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City Document. — No. 7.
JUNE 24, 186 1.
CITY GAZETTE PEESS — Wm. H. HUTCHmSON.
18 6 1.
CITY OF EOXBURY.
In Board of Aldermen, June 24, 1861.
Report read and accepted, and one thousand
copies ordered to be printed, for the use of the
Sent down for concurrence.
JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk.
In Common Council, June 24, 1861.
JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk.
CITY OF ROXBURY,
In Board of Aldermen^ June 24, 1861.
The Committee on the Military Fund, in obedi-
ence to the order of the City Council, respectfully
submit the following
The Committee commenced their labors at a time
when it was supposed that the entire military force
of the Commonwealth w^ould be called into imme-
diate service. They accordingly proceeded to pro-
cure uniforms and order necessary articles for the
Koxbury companies, with the despatch which the
circumstances of the case seemed to demand.
The Committee found all of the companies anxious
to proceed at once into active service ; but, notwith-
standing their urgent requests to be permitted to
enter upon immediate duty, they were compelled to
remain for several weeks in Roxbury. This delay
made it necessary for the City to furnish assistance
in supporting the soldiers, while at home.
The schedule marked A, accompanying this Re-
port, (furnislied by Charles D. Swain, Esq., Secretary
of the Committee,) shows the debts contracted by
the Committee, and the purposes for which they
The schedule marked B, accompanying this Ke-
port, (furnished by the City Treasurer,) shows the
amount actually paid by the City up to the present
The Committee believe that these schedules con-
tain all the information desired by the City Council.
On the 10th day of June current, a communication
from the Mayor, enclosing a copy of an act recently
passed by the legislature of this Commonwealth en-
titled " An Act in aid of the families of volunteers
and for other purposes," was referred to this Com-
mittee, with full powers.
The following extract, from the Records of the
Committee, will show their action on the subject-
matter of the statute : —
^^ In Military Committee, June 10, 1861.
" Voted, that there be allowed and paid the fam-
ilies of volunteers who are entitled to aid under the
To a wife, per week, two dollars . . ^ 2 00
" a wife and one child, per week, three dolls. 3 00
" a wife and two children, per week, four dolls. 4 00
" a wife and three children, per week, four
dollars and fifty cents . . .450"
It will be scon, by reference to the statute, that a
large portion of the amount paid out under this
statute will be reimbursed to the City, from the
Under the vote, of which the foregoing is a copy,
about two hundred and fifty dollars have been paid
by the City.
For the Committee,
Bent «& Bush
George W. Simmons & Co.
E. W. Wheelock .
Frothingliam & Co.
A. G. Chamberlin
Charles W. Munroe
E. W. Stone, Jr.
Charles B. Pevear
Boston Belting Co. .
W. & A. Bacon .
A. J. Hall & Co. .
A. G. Chamberlin
Isaac S. Burrell
Swain & Craft
S. Klous & Co.
Horace Caldwell, .
G. W. & H. W. Pierce .
J. E. Newton
J. E. Adams & Co .
W. H. Gray & Co.