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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
sted to fill the first quota of the town. September 1st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist in the military service for nine months, and be credited to the quota of the town. At a meeting held on the 25th of September, the bounty was increased to one hundred and fifty dollars. 1863. At a meeting held on the 2d of March, five thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families; and on the 17th of October Rev. Enoch Sanford, Cassander Gilmore, Charles T. Robinson, Sylvanus Makepeace, Enoch King, Ober S. Wilber, John Hanscom, and Theodore Dean were chosen to assist the selectmen in recruiting volunteers to fill the quota of the town. 1864. At the annual town-meeting held March 7th, an appropriation was made for the payment of State aid; and on the 4th of April the town voted to continue recruiting, and to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall e
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
t their discretion, not paying over two hundred dollars to each man. 1863. March 16th, The treasurer was directed to borrow money for assistance to the families of deceased soldiers who had been inhabitants of Bradford; and the selectmen were authorized to issue bonds at five per cent interest, of denominations not less than one hundred dollars, to the amount of fifteen thousand dollars,—the same to run from five to ten years,— for the purpose of funding the floating debt of the town. October 17th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money for the payment of State aid to the families of drafted men. November 3d, The selectmen were directed to enlist twenty men for the military service, the bounties for whom to be raised by private subscription. 1864. March 21st, The treasurer, under the direction of the selectmen, was authorized to borrow money to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, drafted men, soldiers in the regular army, and to families of deceased and discharged
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
ate aid to the families of volunteers as provided by law. They were also authorized to give additional aid to such families as in their judgment required it. 1862. March 3d, The aid to families of volunteers was continued. July 23d, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting for three years, and credited to the quota of the town. August 27th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service. October 17th, The treasurer, under the direction of the selectmen, was authorized to borrow money to pay bounties to volunteers. The whole subject of recruiting and paying bounties was referred to the selectmen. 1863. August 3d, The selectmen were authorized to pay State aid to the families of drafted men and substitutes the same as to families of volunteers. November 18th, The selectmen and one from each school-district were appointed a recruiting committee. An adjourned meeting was held on the