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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
s to each volunteer for nine months service. Twenty-five thousand dollars were appropriated to pay said bounties. October 21st, A further appropriation of five thousand dollars was made for the Home and Coast Guard, and twenty thousand for military bounties, which on the 13th of December was increased by a loan of twenty-six thousand dollars. 1863. February 26th, The city council adjourned for the purpose of paying their respects to Governor Andrew and General Wool at the city hall. March 4th, State aid was directed to be paid to the families of colored citizens who shall be mustered into the service of the United States. April 9th, Five hundred dollars were authorized to be expended on the enlistment of a company of heavy artillery, which on the 21st of May was increased to one thousand dollars. July 15th, A watchman was discharged for using seditious language. July 30th, State aid was directed to be paid to the families of drafted men. Ordered, that the bells be rung and a
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
tions for the reception and entertainment of the veteran soldiers of the three years service, and of Companies D and F of the one hundred days service, belonging to Lynn, on their return from the war. 1865. February 27th, In honor of the Union victories at Savannah, Charleston, Wilmington, and other places, the city marshal was directed to cause the church-bells of the city to be rung for one hour at sunrise, noon, and sunset, and a salute of one hundred guns to be fired at noon on the 4th of March; and the citizens were invited to display the American ensign from their dwellings and places of business. April 11th, A vote was passed as a testimonial of respect to the late Lieutenant Thomas B. Hart, of Lynn. Eight hundred and fifty dollars were appropriated to defray the expenses incurred by the city in celebrating the recent glorious successes of the Union forces in Virginia. On the 15th the two branches of the city government met in convention, when the mayor announced in fittin
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
t, Benjamin R. Smith; in 1865, Charles W. Worcester, Alfred A. Burdett, George S. Harris. The town-clerk during all these years was H. C. Greeley. The town-treasurer for the same period was Alfred Knight. 1861. At the annual meeting held March 4th it was voted to appropriate one thousand dollars for the purchase of uniforms for the militia company of the town known as the Clinton Light Guards. This was in expectation of hostilities, and is the first appropriation made by any town in tepressing the present Rebellion; the money to be called the soldiers' fund, and to be appropriated by the selectmen in accordance with the act passed May 23d, entitled an act in aid of the families of volunteers and for other purposes. 1862. March 4th, Fifteen hundred dollars were appropriated for aid to soldiers' families during the year. July 21st, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service, when mustered in and credited