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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
all good and patriotic citizens. Resolved, That we cheerfully accept the situation, and will resolutely stand on our country's defence; and in proportion to our means and numbers will contribute of the same to the support of the Government, until the old Flag shall wave over the whole land as the emblem of Equality, Liberty, and Law. Two thousand dollars were appropriated for fitting out volunteers for the defence of the Government, and Luther Peters, Abel W. Longley, Riley Smith, Eli Sawyer, and William Bassett were appointed a committee for the expenditure of the money. November 5th, The chairman of the committee reported that they had paid thirty-four men eight dollars each. The report was accepted. 1862. July 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town. August 22d, The same bounty was authorized to be paid to volunteers for nine months service. 1863. No legal town-m