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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
vice of the country, fifteen dollars as a gift, and fifteen dollars a month for each month he shall remain in said service. A committee was appointed with authority to pay aid to the soldiers' families residing in Easton, at their discretion. July 11th, The town voted to raise by taxation three thousand dollars, to defray any expense already incurred, and to fulfil any contract heretofore made with any of its inhabitants, who, as members of the Volunteer Militia, may have been, or may hereaftelonged to the Seventh Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and died June 25, 1862, of wounds received at the battle of Fair Oaks, Va. The President of the United States having called for three hundred thousand more men, a public meeting was held July 11th; at which it was recommended to pay each volunteer for three years service a bounty of one hundred dollars. The following resolution, among others, was adopted:— Resolved, That our old men contribute of their substance, and our healthy you
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
o the families of volunteers. July 21st, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years service and be credited to the quota of the town. August 25th, A bounty of one hundred dollars was authorized to be paid to each volunteer for nine months service. 1863. February 20th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money for the payment of State aid during the year to the families of soldiers. 1864. July 11th, The treasurer was directed to borrow, not exceeding four thousand dollars—the rate of interest not to exceed six per cent—for the payment of bounties to volunteers enlisting to the credit of the town upon any call of the President for men, after the 1st of March, 1864, and before the 1st of March, 1865, each volunteer to receive one hundred and twenty-five dollars: August 9th, It was voted to pay the bounty in gold, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow an additional sum of eleven h