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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 2: Barnstable County. (search)
asure of our ability, now and hereafter, to the President and Government of the United States, to put down and extinguish for ever this treasonable and most atrocious rebellion against the best government on the face of the earth. August 28th, The town voted to pay the same bounty, and on the same terms, to volunteers who would enlist for nine months service and be credited to the quota of Barnstable, that was offered to volunteers for three years service by vote of the town passed on the 16th. It also voted that all taxes that may be assessed upon the nine-months volunteers for the year 1863 be remitted to them, and that their families be assisted by this town the same as the families of the three-years volunteers are assisted. The town record says, This meeting was the largest, and decidedly the most enthusiastic, of any one that has been held. It was enlivened by the singing of several patriotic pieces. Full one-third of the audience were ladies, who have manifested a cons
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who should enlist for three years in the military service, and be credited to the quota of the town; and the treasurer was directed to borrow money to pay the same. Another meeting was held on the 9th of August, at which Allen Mason, Seth Brown, Nathan M. Wood, and Parker H. Weaver were appointed a recruiting committee. On the 13th of August this committee reported that the quota of the town had been filled. Another meeting was held on the 16th, at which it was voted to recruit two more men; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow five thousand dollars for recruiting and bounty purposes. The selectmen were also directed to confer with the town authorities of the adjoining towns of Rehoboth, Somerset, Dighton, and Seekonk, in regard to raising a military company for nine months service, of which number the town of Swanzey was to furnish seventeen men. An adjourned meeting was held on the 22d of August, when a report was made by t