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[573] The town-treasurer during the same period was Robert C. Randall.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters in relation to the war was held on the 12th of October, at which it was voted to pay State aid to the families of soldiers as provided by act of the Legislature.

1862. July 19th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each of the thirteen three-years volunteers required to fill the quota of the town, and to borrow thirteen hundred dollars for that purpose. August 28th, It was voted that each man belonging to the town who shall enlist in the nine months service should receive a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and an additional seventy-five dollars if a sufficient number enlist to fill the quota of the town. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the same. September 16th, Voted, ‘that an additional bounty of two hundred dollars each be paid to three volunteers, which had been promised them,’ and the selectmen were authorized to borrow money for that purpose. December 23d, An agent was appointed to ascertain upon what conditions recruits could be enlisted to the credit of the town, and to report at an adjourned meeting. December 30th, The agent reported that volunteers could be enlisted in Boston by payment of a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each man. The report was accepted, and the agent was authorized to borrow upon the credit of the town eighteen hundred and seventy-five dollars to procure volunteers in the manner he had named.

1863. December 30th, An agent was appointed to recruit volunteers to fill the pending demand made upon the town for more men, the bounty to each recruit not to exceed one hundred and fifty dollars. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money sufficient to pay said bounties.

1864. June 11th, An agent was appointed to obtain recruits to fill the quota of the town, and the selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the expenses of recruiting them. August 8th, The selectmen were directed to deposit a sum of money with the Treasurer of the State, to pay bounties

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