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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 2: Barnstable County. (search)
cluded in the above appropriation; provided, there shall not be an appropriation for them by the towns from which they came, or in which our citizens have volunteered. Voted, that the families of volunteers receive their money once in two weeks; also voted, to raise five hundred dollars to defray the expense of purchasing uniforms for the Sandwich company. At a special meeting held on the 6th of July, it was voted to ratify and continue the above action of the town as allowed by act of May 23d, 1861. 1862. At the annual town-meeting held March 3d, a sufficient sum of money was appropriated to continue the pay of State aid to the families of volunteers during the year. A special town-meeting was held on the 2d of August, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who enlists for three years military service and is mustered in and credited to the quota of the town, and fifty dollars additional to each man who shall enlist and be credited within