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 belonging to the town ten dollars for a uniform; to allow each man while engaged in drilling one dollar a day. The selectmen were authorized to expend three hundred dollars in organizing a military company. 1862. May 26th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow fifteen hundred dollars to aid the families of volunteers. July 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service when mustered in to the credit of the town, and to appropriate three thousand dollars to pay the same. August 15th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, and to borrow four thousand dollars for that purpose. Edwin Young, Caleb W. Prouty, Henry Damon, William Ferguson, and Benjamin Brown were appointed to assist the selectmen in recruiting. October 11th, The bounty to each nine-months volunteer was raised to one hundred and fifty dollars, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow thirty-five hundred dollars to pay the same. 1863. April 6th, Voted, to appropriate two thousand dollars for State aid to soldiers' families. August 15th, The selectmen were authorized to pay the same amount of State aid to the families of drafted men that is paid to the families of volunteers. 1864. March 7th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars ‘to be expended under the direction of the selectmen in furnishing aid to the dependants of volunteers.’ April 4th, Voted, to raise by taxation two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars to refund money ‘contributed by individuals to aid recruiting and paying bounties.’ June 4th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay bounties to volunteers who shall enlist under any call of the President from March 1, 1864, to March 1, 1865, provided the amount shall not exceed the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer. Voted, to authorize the selectmen to pay to those volunteers who enlisted in May, 1861, whatever may be legally due them by reason of the vote passed May 4th of the same year. June 18th, Voted, to appropriate two hundred dollars to give ‘a fitting reception to the returned soldiers ’
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