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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
the President for an additional three hundred thousand men July 4th, a legal town-meeting was held on the 19th of July; at which it was voted that it is our bounden duty, now, henceforth, and for ever, to give our obedient, ready, and earnest response to the call; and we do respond accordingly. The selectmen were authorized to recruit volunteers, and to pay each a bounty of one hundred dollars who enlists for three years, and shall be mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. David Leavitt, Edwin Hurlbert, and Mark Humphrey were chosen to assist the selectmen in recruiting; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow forty-eight hundred dollars, to meet the expense. Another meeting was held on the 28th of August, at which it was voted to pay the same bounty to volunteers for nine months service. The treasurer was again directed to borrow money. 1863. On the 22d of August a town-meeting was held, at which it was voted to pay State aid to the families of men who may be d