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[527] were authorized to borrow ten thousand dollars, from which to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars ‘to each person who desires it,’ who shall enlist for nine months service, and be mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. The third article in the warrant calling this meeting was to see what action the town would take in relation to a notice received by the selectmen from the county commissioners in regard to laying out and making a new county road. After consideration, the following resolutions were read by John C. Pratt, Esq., and unanimously adopted:—
Resolved, That propositions for the opening and laying out of new roads anywhere in Norfolk County, while the country is involved in war, and while the resources of the people are taxed to their utmost limit to furnish men to re-enforce our army fighting the battles of our country, as well as to provide articles for the comfort of the brave men at the front, the sick and wounded in the camp and on the battle-field, betray a prodigious lack of judgment and consideration, or a want of patriotic principle which merits censure and rebuke, and shall receive our unqualified and vigorous opposition.

Resolved, That the only road desirable to be opened at the present time is the road to Richmond; and if that highway for the armies of our country to the capital of the Rebel Confederacy can be opened, we will cheerfully bear our portion of the expense of the same.

1863. At a town-meeting held on the 3d of March, it was voted that the thanks of the town of West Roxbury be tendered to Stephen M. Weld, Esq., for his very efficient, persevering, and valuable services during the past year in procuring volunteers for the army. Another meeting was held on the 3d of November, at which the treasurer was authorized to borrow seven hundred and sixty-eight dollars and sixty-eight cents to pay into the treasury of the Commonwealth the amount due the State in reimbursement for bounties paid to volunteers.

1864. At a town-meeting held on the 21st of March, twelve thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of bounties to volunteers, and the necessary expenses of recruiting. Another meeting was held on the 4th of May, at which four thousand five hundred dollars were appropriated to procure volunteers to ‘fill the quota of West Roxbury under the recent ’

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