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 dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town, and the selectmen were authorized to borrow six thousand five hundred dollars for that purpose. At this meeting a series of excellent resolutions were presented by O. W. Albee, which were unanimously adopted. They set forth, first, that the citizens of Marlborough would stand firm in support of the Government; second, that if slavery stands in the way of a successful prosecution of the war then slavery must perish; third, was complimentary to the volunteers, native and adopted, who had enlisted from the town; fourth, that the names of Casey and Reagan, who had died on the battlefield, would always be gratefully cherished by the people of Marlborough; fifth, that it was the duty of the citizens to respond to every call of the President for men; sixth, that although patriotism can neither be weighed nor measured by money, yet the town would compensate, in part at least, the pecuniary sacrifices of the volunteers at the front. August 21st, A bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars was authorized to be paid to each volunteer for nine months service, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the same. 1863. August 10th, Voted, to borrow not exceeding five thousand dollars for aid to the families of volunteers or drafted men residing in the town. 1864. March 7th, Voted, that the selectmen give aid to the relatives of soldiers, ‘within the spirit and scope of the law.’ April 4th, Voted, to borrow ten thousand dollars to pay aid to the families of enlisted men; also, that ten thousand dollars be raised by taxation to refund to citizens money which they had advanced for recruiting purposes. June 8th, The selectmen were authorized to appoint three agents to look after the sick and wounded soldiers from that town, and to provide at the expense of the town for the return of the bodies of those citizens who have died or may die in the military or naval service. June 18th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town, and to borrow a sufficient sum of money to pay the same; the amount thus borrowed to be raised by taxation at the next annual assessment. December 9th, The selectmen
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