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 relating to the war was held on the 18th of May, at which it was voted to pay ‘all persons, inhabitants of Kingston, who have enlisted or may enlist in the military service of the country six dollars a month while in said service.’ 1862. On the 26th of July it was voted to pay each volunteer who shall enlist for three years service and be credited to the quota of the town a bounty of one hundred dollars. The number of men required was twenty. Captain William S. Adams offered to furnish the money to pay the same, which offer was accepted, and the selectmen were directed ‘to give the note of the town for the amount.’ August 30th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty to each volunteer for nine months service who should enlist and be credited to the quota of the town, and to borrow money to pay the same. R. N. Jones, Noah Prince, and Philander Cobb were appointed to assist the selectmen to procure volunteers. 1863. No special action appears to have been taken by the town in its corporate capacity in regard to the war during this year, although recruiting and the payment of State aid were continued. 1864. April 23d, The selectmen were directed to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer belonging to Kingston who had enlisted previous to that time and had received no bounty, and two thousand dollars to be raised by taxation were appropriated to meet the expenditure. May 31st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who should enlist and be credited to the town up to March 1, 1865. The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money. A committee was also appointed to collect by subscription money for recruiting purposes. 1865. March 27th, The selectmen were instructed to use their influence to have an act passed by the Legislature by which the town could legally pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to men who had served one year, which ‘was demanded not only in honor of the State but in common justice and equity.’ The town-clerk was directed to transmit the vote of the town to the Legislature then in session. No action was taken upon it. Kingston furnished one hundred and eighty-nine men for
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