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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
d to the quota of the town; also, a gratuity of three hundred dollars to each man who may be drafted, accepted, and credited to the quota of the town, the money for the payment of which to be taken from the school-fund. At a meeting held on the 28th of August, the town voted to give a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, and to borrow the money to pay the same from the school-fund. The selectmen were requested to resign the office of recruiting; and John A. Hammond was appointed recruiting agent, with reasonable pay. Another town-meeting was held on the 24th of September, when the recruiting officer was directed to enlist eighteen volunteers for nine months service, and to pay the expenses of recruits from home to camp and back, who may be rejected. On the 14th of October the town voted to borrow money to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, and twelve hundred dollars to pay bounties to recruits to fill the quota of the town. 1863. A