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[462] in 1863, Samuel B. Whitney; in 1864 and 1865, Samuel Perry.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 26th of April, at which it was voted to give each volunteer belonging to Waltham a uniform, and ten dollars a month for five months when in active service, including the ‘Waltham Light Dragoons.’ Six thousand dollars were appropriated for these purposes. It was also—

Resolved, That if any attempt is made by way of trustee process to take from any individual the amount thus voted, the treasurer be directed to pay over the sum in disregard of such process, and that the selectmen be instructed to insert an article in the warrant for the next town-meeting, to see what measures the town will take in reference to the party in whose name it is made, and the attorney by whom it is instituted.

July 22, Voted, to pay State aid to the families of volunteers as provided by law, and five thousand dollars were appropriated for that purpose.

1862. January 27th, The selectmen reported that ninety-eight families, numbering two hundred and ninety-eight persons, had applied for and received State aid, and that the sum granted in July was exhausted; whereupon two thousand dollars were appropriated for the continuance of the payment of the same. July 18th, The selectmen were authorized ‘to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who enlists in the military service for three years and is credited to the quota of the town.’ A committee of thirteen was chosen to assist the selectmen in recruiting. August 20th, The same amount of bounty was authorized to be paid to volunteers for nine months service.

1863. August 18th, Voted, to pay State aid to the families of drafted men the same as allowed and paid to the families of volunteers. November 3d, A committee of five was chosen to enlist volunteers to complete the quota of the town under the pending call of the President, with power ‘to incur any necessary expense.’

1864. April 4th, Three thousand dollars were appropriated to pay bounties to twenty-five men to fill the contingent of the

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