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[417] at a citizens' meeting in securing said recruits; and ‘that all persons be requested to pay the same to the collector on the presentation of their bills on or before the first day of September next, and that interest of one per cent a month be charged on all taxes assessed under this vote, from the first day of September until paid.’ August 25th, Voted to pay each volunteer who shall enlist for nine months, and be mustered in and credited to the quota of the town, a bounty of two hundred dollars, and the same committee which recruited the volunteers for three years service be requested to recruit the nine-months men.

1863. March—, Six hundred dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families. November—, The treasurer was instructed to settle with the State Treasurer for the proportion of Lincoln of the volunteer bounty tax as authorized by law.

1864. April 25th, Fourteen hundred dollars were appropriated to refund money ‘raised by individual subscription, and paid for recruiting ten volunteers sometime during last December and January,—the money to be paid as soon as there is sufficient in the treasury for that purpose.’ Seven hundred dollars were also appropriated ‘to pay the veteran volunteers belonging to the town of Lincoln.’ June 13th, Samuel H. Pierce, William F. Wheeler, and Francis Smith were appointed a committee to recruit ‘eight men, at least, to serve the town as volunteers,’ and the treasurer was authorized to borrow twenty-five hundred dollars for the purpose, to be used by the committee.

1865. October 21st, Voted to reimburse to citizens the money subscribed and paid by them ‘last spring’ for procuring recruits to fill the quota of the town; also, voted to pay back all the money which W. L. G. Pierce, who had been drafted into the military service, ‘has paid for war taxes on his property since July, 1863, up to the time of his discharge.’

1866, March—, Voted, to pay the expenses of embalming and bringing home the body of Lieutenant Thomas J. Parker.1

1 Mr. Parker was First Lieutenant in the Twenty-Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers; and was mortally wounded in front of Petersburg, Va., March 25, 1865.

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