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 The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 was Gilman Burrell; in 1865, Elias Richards. 1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider questions connected with the war was held on the 29th of April, at which it was voted to appropriate five thousand dollars, ‘to be expended under the direction of the selectmen for the proper equipping of military companies, and for such other expenses as may accrue under this vote.’ June 11th, The selectmen were directed to give aid to the families and dependants of volunteers in the war to the amount of fifteen dollars a month for each family. 1862. March 10th, Ten thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to the families of volunteers. The selectmen reported that they had disbursed in monthly payments to volunteers and their families since the war commenced $15,317.30, and $852.72 for the expenses incurred by the ‘Weymouth Union Guard.’ They were directed to have a correct record kept of the volunteers belonging to the town. July 25th, Voted, to pay each volunteer who has enlisted, or who shall enlist within ten days, for three years and be credited to the town a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars, and nineteen thousand dollars were appropriated to pay the same. 1863. March 9th, Voted, to appropriate fifteen thousand dollars for aid to the soldiers' families. July 24th, Voted, to pay three dollars a month (in addition to what the State will reimburse) to each of the families of volunteers living in Weymouth; and the selectmen were instructed ‘to give public notice when they would give hearings to parties interested in obtaining said aid.’ November 23d, Voted, to appropriate one thousand dollars to defray the expense of recruiting. Twenty-two citizens were chosen to serve without pay to aid the selectmen in recruiting volunteers. 1864. May 20th, Voted, that the treasurer be authorized to borrow ten thousand dollars ‘to aid in recruiting volunteers to fill the quota of the town under the last call of the President.’ June 8th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist and be mustered in to the credit of the town under any future call of the President for more men; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow
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