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 The town-clerk during the same period was F. Collamore. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 was Josiah O. Bonney; in 1865, Seth Whitman. 1861. A legal town meeting was held May 3d, at which it was voted to reduce the sum voted at the April meeting for school purposes, two hundred dollars, and to appropriate the same for aid to soldiers' families; also, to pay to each volunteer from that town twenty-five dollars a month, including the Government pay, while in the military service of the country, and that the surplus revenue held by the town in trust for the United States be used for that purpose. A committee of one from each school-district, together with the selectmen, were chosen to see that ‘the families of the soldiers be comfortably provided for,’ and disburse the monthly pay to the volunteers. June 1st, Voted, that the committee having in charge ‘the surplus revenue’ pay into the town-treasury whatever amount may be necessary to pay the soldiers as provided at the meeting held in May. 1862. July 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town, and if there was not a sufficient amount of the surplus revenue available for that purpose the selectmen were authorized to borrow money. A committee of one from each school-district was chosen to procure recruits. The recruits were to volunteer within ten days in order to obtain the bounty. August 13th, The vote limiting the time for men to enlist was reconsidered, and the bounty was increased to two hundred and twenty-five dollars. August 30th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay bounties. Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to nine-months volunteers. December 2d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow more money, and a committee of six citizens was chosen to encourage enlistments. December 26th, The selectmen were directed to secure recruits for three years service instead of for nine months, and to add fifty dollars to the bounty already offered, if it shall be necessary in order to get volunteers to fill the quota of the town. 1863. November 28th, Chose a committee of one from each school-district to assist the selectmen in recruiting. They were
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