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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
ased to three hundred dollars; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow sixty-six hundred dollars to meet the expense. On the 22d of August the town voted to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, when credited to the quota of the town. The treasurer was directed to borrow the money to pay the same. September 10th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families. At a special meeting held on the 6th of October, it was voted that the enlisting committee be authorized to procure soldiers from other towns which have exceeded their quotas, and pay them such bounties as they may agree upon, to fill the quota of this town. 1863. At a special meeting held December 7th, N. B. Horton, Nelson Goff, and M. R. Randall were chosen to furnish the town's quota under a call of the President dated Oct. 17, 1863, and said committee was authorized to borrow a sufficient sum of money for that purpose. 1864.