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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
ry and of universal liberty, we are ready to share in the common effort of sustaining our Government; and, as a town, we assure those of our citizens who shall enter into the service of the Government as volunteer soldiers, that their families dependent upon them shall be well and honorably provided for and sustained during their entire absence. The resolution was unanimously adopted, and the selectmen were authorized to borrow three thousand dollars. Isaac C. Ives, William Taylor, Harrison Garfield, and John Branning were joined with the selectmen in the expenditure of the money. The selectmen were also authorized to procure a suitable room for drilling purposes. 1862. April 6th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow money for the payment of aid to the families of volunteers. July 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service who has enlisted, or who may enlist, to the number of thirty-seven,—said bounty to be paid when prope