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110 HISTORY DEPT. OF MASS., G.A.R.

ANNUAL Report of the Inspector of the Department of



Name of Tost.



Nathaniel Lvon

Ohas. Ward".

Gen. Wadsworth

E. U. Raker

Clara Barton

S. C. Lawrence

Allen

Renj. Stone, Jr

Jos." r. Rice . .

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Hartsulf

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Collin^wood

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David A. Russell

Chas. D. Sanford

Arthur G. Biscoe

Isaac B. Patten

John Goodwin, Jr

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Col. C. R. Mudge..

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James A. Garfield.



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114 HISTORY DEPT. OF MASS., U.A.R.

The increase in the amount of money expended for charity
over that of last year is 87,907.84.

The increase in membership has been about twentj^-four per
cent, the increase in the relief funds has been about fifteen per
cent, while the increase of the amount expended from that fund
has been nearly forty per cent.

The largest amount reported in any one relief fund is
$9,400.30, being that of Post 58 of Weymouth.

The largest amount expended for charity by any one Post
during the year is 83,573 by Post 5 of Lynn.

In my report of last year, I suggested that, in my opinion,
the proper tii^ie for inspection and instruction is at the beginning
of the year instead of during the last quarter. At a meeting of
the Council of Administration, held in February, the Commander
brought the attention of the Council to the matter, and it was
decided that the officers of the Department should make an official
visit of observation and instruction to each Post as soon as the
arrangements could be made. The details were made with the
understanding that they should hold over for the fall inspections,
and were perfected as soon as possible, and the order announcing
the details was promulgated April 19.

Owing to the unavoidable delaj^ it was too late to visit all
the Posts, but enough were visited and the effects of those visits
noted at the fall inspections to demonstrate that it was a step in
the right direction, and it is to be hoped that this year will wit-
ness at least two official visits by the officers of the Department
to each Post within their jurisdiction.

In conclusion, I desire to express my siucere thanks to the
officers and comrades throughout the Department with whom I
have been brought in contact bj' my official or social duties for
their unvarying kindness and courtesy on all occasions.

I have the honor to remain.

Yours in F., C. and L.,

WILLIAM L BAIRD,

Ins2')ector.



REPORT OF CHAPLAIN.

Headquarters Dept. of Mass., G.A.R.,
Boston, Jan. 29, 1883.

Commander and Comrades: Another Grand Ai-my year has
passed, and I come again to-night in this historic hall to present
to you my fourth annual report ; and as we shall soon enter upon
another year of labor, let us be thankful for the blessings of the
past, and convenaut anew that, with God's help, what has been



SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT. 115

neglected by us during the year 1882 shall be redeemed, so far as
in us lies, in the year 1883. 'Tis a mercy indeed that no one
among the ranks of the Department of Massachusetts, from your
Commander down to him who holds the least important office on
your personal Staff, has been taken away by death during the
year. All haA'e been preserved, and we can look each other in
the face to-night, and from each other up to Him who is the
giver of every good and perfect gift, and ascribe to Him glory
and honor and praise for ever and ever.

Comrades, we said to you as our parting words one year
ago, on this very spot, when this Encampment shall close, go
back to 3'our posts of duty, encourage your comrades, replenish
3'our charitj' fund, bring in every true soldier to the ranks of the
Grand Army of the "Republic, do deeds worthy of your name,
and if, in the providence of God, you fall, let it be at the post
of duty. How well each of you heeded the advice then given,
our increased membership and deeds of charity shall give the
answer.

We know. Commander, that much of the praise for this
increase in membership and patriotism belongs to j'^ou and your
noble associates, and the Grand Army of Massachusetts will
have no cause to regret that George H. Patch was elected its
Departn)ent Commander for the year 1882.

In regard to Memorial Day no one of us wnll ever regret it
was made a legal holiday ; our increased ranks and the sabbati-
cal stillness of the day all attest the wisdom of the movement
made by the Grand Army of the Republic, and so ably and suc-
cessfully seconded by the rulers of this grand old Common-
wealth.

The Soldiers' Home! Have 3'ou seen it, comrades? It
must be seen to be believed. Its comforts, its blessings, the
wisdom of its founders, who can for a moment doubt? It was
m}' privilege to spend some four hours or more on Monday last
within its doors and among its inmates. I was received very
cordially by the superintendent and his excellent wife, the
matron, and I will give you tonight as briefly as possible the
result of my own inspection and the statistics of the Board of
Trustees, given by Past Department Commander Creasey. After
making all the necessary alterations and repairs upon the prop-
erty, for the proper accommodation of those who were ready and
anxious to avail themselves of its privileges, such as steam heat-
ing, water supply, hospital accommodations, change of bedsteads
from wood to iron, the putting in of double windows on the
entire building, and indeed in every respect making it a con-
venient and comfortable home, such as any soldier might be
proud of, I for one feel extremely grateful that we have such a
place of refuge in our midst.



116 HISTORY DEPT. OP MASS., (i.A.R.

The trustees felt obliged, owing to the limited aniouut of
money at their disposal, to fix the number of permanent bene-
ficiaries during the present winter to one hundred men. There
have been admitted to the Home, however, since its opening on
July 25, one hundred and fifty one comrades, fifty-one of whom



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