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‘  means towards the comfort of the soldiers absent at the seat of war, and never ceased their efforts until peace was conquered, and the troops came home.’
Elbridge Chandler, Samuel Atwell, John Holmes; in 1863, Elbridge Chandler, Benjamin Alden, Samuel Atwell; in 1864, and 1865, Samuel Atwell, James M. Weston, Charles H. Chandler. The town-clerk during all these years was Josiah Peterson. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Eden S. Sampson; in 1864 and 1865, F. P. Sherman. 1861. May 1st, A town-meeting was held, at which a preamble and resolutions were adopted setting forth the principles of the Declaration of Independence, and resolving to raise by taxation ‘or otherwise’ four thousand dollars to organize and uniform a militia company, ‘to be composed of the able-bodied citizens of Duxbury;’ each member to receive ‘twenty dollars a month while under drill,’ not to exceed thirty days, or until called into active service, and when in active service to be paid fifteen dollars a month in addition to the Government pay. To meet this expenditure the selectmen were authorized to sell thirty-seven shares of stock in the New England and Merchants' Banks, ‘and if the State appoint an instructor to train and drill the company’ the town to pay any expense incurred thereby. August 29th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow whatever money may be required to give aid to the families of volunteers. 1862. February 12th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay aid to the families of volunteers. July 24th, Voted, to raise thirty-two hundred dollars to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer belonging to the town who shall enlist and be credited to the town. August 26th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, ‘he being an able-bodied citizen of Duxbury;’ and the selectmen and treasurer were authorized to
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