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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 4: Bristol County. (search)
have charge of the appropriation, and to carry out the votes of the town. July 29th, What remained of the five thousand dollars was appropriated to pay State aid to the families of soldiers. 1862. March 3d, The selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay State aid to the families of volunteers during the year. July 28th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and seventy-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town. Hon. John Rogers offered to give each man twenty-five dollars in addition. August 25th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service. Committees were chosen to enlist the men. 1863. March 2d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay State aid to the families of volunteers. July 23d, Voted, that the treasurer borrow such sums of money as will be sufficient to procure thirty men as substitutes for those men who have been drafted from this town; s