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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
suitable person to raise a military company, as a part of the town's quota. A vote was passed thanking Frederick F. Hassam for the manifestation of his patriotism in decorating the town hall with national emblems and trophies. August 21st, The treasurer was authorized to borrow twenty thousand dollars to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each inhabitant of Dorchester who shall enlist for nine months and be credited to the quota of the town. 1863. November 28th, The selectmen, John Amory Davis, Henry S. Adams, Robert Johnson, and Henry L. Pierce, were appointed to superintend recruiting, pay bounties, and fill the quota of the town; the treasurer was authorized to pay all bills contracted by the committee, and for that purpose to borrow not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 1864. March 15th, A similar vote was passed. June 16th, Sixteen thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of bounties and recruiting expenses. Several other votes were passed during this an