legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 30th of April, at which it was voted to appropriate five thousand dollars for arming, equipping, and furnishing volunteers; and a committee, comprising the selectmen, Eben Sawyer, I. P. Flint, John C. Webster, and Daniel Currier, was appointed to disburse the money.
It was also voted that each citizen of Methuen who has entered the military service, or who shall hereafter volunteer, be paid from the time he enlists uns of volunteers.
1864. May 20th, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, to be paid to each enlisted man when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town.
Charles E. Goss and Eben Sawyer were chosen to assist the selectmen in the recruiting of men and the payment of bounties.
A series of resolutions were read and adopted by the meeting, of which we copy the following:—
Whereas in the course of events, although long spared