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City Document. — No. 7. 



REPORT 



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MILITARY FUND. 



JUNE 24, 186 1. 




EOXBUET: 

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 
City Council. 

Sent down for concurrence. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



In Common Council, June 24, 1861. 
Concurred. 

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 

EEPORT. 

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 
were contracted. 

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 
time. 

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 
statute, — 

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 
State. 

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, 

WILLIAM GASTON. 



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. . 

Frederick Folsom 

Alexander Stuart 

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. 



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