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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
lery, 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 salute fired on the day of the Public Thanksgiving on the 6th of August. September 24th, The treasurer was directed to pay the Treasurer of the Commonwealth $15,450.68, under the laws in relation to the reimbursement of bounties. 1864. November 17th, Voted, that the poll-taxes of the returned soldiers belonging to New Bedford be remitted. 1865. January 7th, Appropriate resolutions were passed in regard to the death of Hon. Edward Everett, and Ex-Governor John H. Clifford was invited to deliver a eulogy on the life and character of the deceased. February 7th, The mayor recommended the ringing of the bells and the firing of one hundred guns in honor of President Lincoln signing the emancipation proclamation. April 10th, A committ
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 9: Hampshire County. (search)
sh equipments for volunteers, and to pay to each ten dollars a month while in service. June 17th, The above vote was reconsidered, and it was voted that the selectmen have power to borrow eleven hundred dollars to fulfil contracts already made with volunteers, and to furnish aid to their families, as provided by act of the Legislature. 1862. September 1st, Voted, to raise by taxation six thousand one hundred dollars to pay bounties to volunteers who enlist to the credit of the town. November 17th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow whatever money may be required to pay State aid to the families of soldiers until the first day of March next. During the years 1863, 1864, and 1865, several meetings were held to raise money to pay bounties and State aid to the families of volunteers. Williamsburg furnished two hundred and fifty men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-nine over and above all demands. Four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money approp