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[548] in 1864 and 1865, Josephus Bryant. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Isaac Thomas; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Josephus Bryant.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held on the 6th of May, at which it was voted to pay to every volunteer who may be mustered in as a soldier, ‘and who is a resident of this town,’ a sum sufficient to make his monthly pay twenty dollars, ‘exclusive of such food and clothing as the Government may provide.’ The selectmen were instructed to ‘pay said amount as fast as it may be due, either to the volunteer, or to his family, as in their judgment may be expedient.’ The selectmen were also authorized, ‘in case there is no money in the treasury, to hire money on account of the town.’ May 29th, The selectmen were authorized to pay State aid to the families of volunteers as provided by a recent statute, and to borrow money for that purpose.

1862. March 3d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay State aid to the families of soldiers. July 23d, Voted, to pay each volunteer a bounty of one hundred dollars, and ‘limit the time of enlisting to fifteen days.’ A committee of one from each school-district was chosen ‘to co-operate with the selectmen to procure enlistments.’ The treasurer was empowered to borrow money. August 18th, The time of enlistment was extended to the 22d of August, and the bounty raised to two hundred dollars. August 23d, Voted, ‘to pay a bounty to each man to make out our quota, be the same more or less, and whether they are drafted or not, the bounty to be paid in the order in which they are enlisted.’ E. B. K. Gurney, Eli Stetson, and Luther Holmes were chosen to aid the selectmen in recruiting. The treasurer was instructed to borrow money. September 3d, Voted to reconsider the vote to pay drafted men a bounty of one hundred dollars. September 13th, Voted, ‘to instruct the selectmen to grant the family of Horatio N. Hood State aid, he having enlisted this evening as a soldier from this town.’

1863. March 2d, Voted, ‘to raise three hundred and seventy-five dollars to pay the interest on the bounty-money;’

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