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[489] bounty of one hundred dollars to each inhabitant of Brookline who shall enlist for nine months service and be credited to the town. Voted, ‘that the thanks of the town be, and hereby are, tendered to all the volunteers from this town now in the field.’ October 2d, J. M. Howe, from the committee, reported that seventy-eight more men were required to complete the quota of the town. On motion of Edward Atkinson, it was voted that a bounty not to exceed two hundred dollars be paid to each volunteer for nine months service, and sixteen thousand dollars were appropriated to pay the same.

1863. March 23d, Twelve thousand dollars were appropriated for military purposes. November 27th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow ten thousand dollars for recruiting purposes. A citizens' meeting was held on the 2d of December, at which Hon. Ginery Twitchell presided. The chairman of the selectmen said a doubt had been expressed whether the vote passed November 27th was legal. Thomas Parsons said ‘that he did not know whether it was legal to put down the Rebellion or not; but for his part he thought it best to get the men, and do all we can to fight it out, legal or not.’ A vote was then passed to sustain the action of the selectmen under the vote referred to. Several other meetings were held during the winter, at which speeches were made and means taken to enlist volunteers, and sustain the Government.

1864. March 21st, Twenty-four thousand dollars were appropriated for military purposes and payment of State aid to the families of volunteers. July 29th, The selectmen were directed to continue to recruit volunteers for the army, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow thirty-five thousand dollars to meet the expenses. Nothing further of special interest appears to have been done by the town until the close of the war, although recruiting continued, and every thing was done that properly could be to sustain the cause of the Government.

Brookline furnished seven hundred and twenty men for the war, which was a surplus of one hundred and thirty-five over and above all demands. Thirty-four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid paid

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