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[544] G. Alden, Charles A. Latham; in 1863, Benjamin W. Harris, Charles A. Latham, George Bryant; in 1864, George Bryant, Galen Willis, Isaac Nutter; in 1865, George Bryant, Jacob Bates, Ezra Kingman.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Isaac N. Nutter. The town-treasurer in the years 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 was Bartlett R. Alden; in 1865, Isaac N. Nutter.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 27th of April, at which on motion of Hon. B. W. Harris it was unanimously—

Resolved, That this town will raise what money is necessary to uniform a volunteer company and properly provide for the family of each member.

Four thousand dollars were appropriated; and Samuel G. Alden, Charles A. Latham, George Bryant, John Reed, Albert D. Wheeler, Jacob Bates, David Pratt, 2d, Isaac Nutter, Sidney Allen, and Cushing Otis were chosen a town council to carry into effect the desire of the town as expressed in the above resolve. It was also voted to pay each volunteer ten dollars a month while in active service. Previous to adjourning the following resolution was adopted:—

Resolved, That the citizens of East Bridgewater, this day in town-meeting assembled, do unanimously resolve that they will, to the extent of their ability, maintain and defend the integrity of the Constitution and the Union, and uphold the Government of the United States.

June 15th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow four thousand dollars ‘to defray any expenses already incurred, and to carry out and fulfil any contract heretofore made’ with members of the volunteer militia belonging to that town who were called into the service of the United States. October 5th, Voted, to pay State aid to the families of volunteers as provided by law.

1862. July 26th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow forty-five hundred dollars, and the selectmen to open a recruiting office, and to pay each volunteer who enlists for three years and is credited to the quota of the town a bounty of one hundred dollars. August 2d, This bounty was increased fifty dollars to

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