7 3/4 x 9 3/4, imprinted blank form, with vignette of the Boston City seal with 1636 date and motto at the upper left. Mayor's Office, City Hall, Boston, 1862. Frederic W. Tracy, City Treasurer. Sir: Pay to ____ of BOSTON, a recruit accepted and mustered into the service of the United States by ____ for the ____ Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS bounty, as per order of the City Council, passed July 14, 1862, he being a part of the quota of troops to be furnished by the City of Boston, for three years, unless sooner discharged by proper authority. There is a place for the Mayor of Boston to sign, and a certification of enlistment information at the bottom of the document. There is an 1862 imprint on the reverse where the recruit would have acknowledged receipt of his bounty. The general condition of this document is very fine with some light wear and archival tape repairs to the folds on the reverse. Desirable 1862 Boston, Massachusetts military related imprinted document. Uncommon.
WBTS Trivia: Joseph M. Wightman, served as the 17th mayor of Boston from January 7, 1861, until January 5, 1863. So Mayor Wightman would have signed this document had it been used.