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 and 1865 were Galen Orr, Silas G. Williams, Augustus Stevens. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during the same years was Solomon Flagg. 1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held on the 29th of April, at which it was voted to pay each citizen who shall enlist in the military service fifteen dollars a month for six months, ‘or such part of that term as he shall continue in the service,’ the payment to begin when he shall be mustered into the service. A military committee of four persons was chosen to ‘take the general supervision in all matters of detail in relation to forming a company in the town,’ procuring volunteers, providing for the comfort of the soldiers' families, etc.; and for these purposes they were authorized to draw upon the treasury of the town to the aggregate amount of two thousand dollars. The gentlemen chosen to form the committee were E. K. Whitaker, C. B. Patton, Benj. G. Kimball, and Calvin Perry. Eight thousand dollars were appropriated as a war fund, from which the selectmen were authorized to draw money to carry out the votes of the town. 1862. July 24th, Voted to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer who enlists for three years, and is mustered in and credited to the quota of the town; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow six thousand six hundred dollars to pay the same. August 21st, The same amount of bounty was authorized to be paid to each volunteer for nine months service, provided ‘that the whole quota shall be raised previous to the expiration of the time given to raise the men.’1 The treasurer, under the direction of the selectmen, was authorized to borrow a sufficient amount of money to pay said bounties. September 16th, Full power was given to the selectmen to fill the quota of the town ‘in such way as they may deem best.’ State aid was voted to the soldiers' families. 1863. March 2d, Voted, to pay one hundred dollars to all volunteers belonging to that town who had not already been paid a bounty, either by Needham or any other place; also, to
1 This proviso was reconsidered at the next town-meeting.
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