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[488] it was voted that only one-half of the fifteen thousand dollars appropriated at the previous meeting be raised by taxation the present year.

1862. At the annual town-meeting held March 24th, thirty-five hundred dollars were added to the Military Fund. The following named gentlemen were chosen the military committee for the year: Moses B. Williams, James A. Dupee, Marshall Stearns, Thomas B. Hall, Thomas Parsons, William Aspinwall, William K. Melcher, Nathaniel Lyford, J. Murray Howe, James Bartlett, to whom the same powers in regard to military matters were continued. July 19th, The town voted to appropriate twelve thousand dollars for State aid to the families of volunteers, and for military purposes, to be expended under the direction of the military committee and the selectmen; also, that a bounty of one hundred dollars be paid to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town. August 19th, On motion of Amos A. Lawrence, it was voted that the military committee enlist, and have credited to the town one hundred and twenty-two men, ‘that being the probable quota of the town;’ also, to appropriate twenty thousand dollars for State aid to the families of volunteers, ‘and other military purposes.’ Power was given to the military committee and selectmen ‘to pay such bounties to volunteers as they may deem expedient.’ The town-clerk was authorized to enter upon his records the proceedings of the citizens' meetings held on the 9th and 12th of July. Mr. Williams from the military committee, being called upon, made a verbal report showing that they had enlisted one hundred men, which the committee believed ‘would more than cover the town's quota under both calls.’ The thanks of the town were then voted to the committee. A committee was appointed to wait upon Colonel Wild, who was then at home on leave, and invite him to be present. On appearing he was warmly greeted. He thanked his fellow-citizens for their warm sympathies. ‘The meeting adjourned with three rousing cheers for the Union.’ September 11th, The matter of raising by taxation money for war purposes was referred to a special committee of seven to report at an adjourned meeting. The committee on military affairs were instructed to pay a

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