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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
August 30th, The vote limiting the amount to be borrowed to six thousand dollars was reconsidered, and the selectmen and treasurer were allowed to borrow whatever sums might be necessary to pay bounties and prevent a draft. Meetings were held nearly every week during the summer and autumn to encourage recruiting. 1863. March 2d, Voted, to raise six hundred dollars to pay aid to the families of volunteers. This sum was increased in April and June fourteen hundred dollars, and on the 24th of October it was still further increased six hundred dollars. November 3d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow ten thousand dollars for recruiting purposes. 1864. April 14th, Voted, to appropriate seventeen hundred and fifty dollars to pay bounties to fourteen men. April 12th, Voted, to borrow fifteen hundred dollars to pay bounties to twelve men; voted, to assess the sum of two thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars to refund the voluntary tax, and for recruiting purposes. Several other