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 The town-clerk during all these years was Lyman Sibley. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was John W. Rice; in 1863, A. Lawrence; in 1864 and 1865, E. B. Shattuck. 1861. On the 1st of May a legal town-meeting was held to see what action the town would take ‘to render aid and encouragement to a volunteer company now forming in this town.’ Voted, to appropriate four thousand dollars to increase the pay of those who may be called into the military service of the United States to eighteen dollars a month, ‘and to assist the families of such soldiers and officers as may need assistance.’ A thousand dollars were also appropriated to pay to each member of the company fifty cents for every half day he may be engaged in drilling. July 12th, Voted, to appropriate eight hundred dollars ‘to uniform a volunteer company now forming in the town.’ 1862. July 17th, Voted, that the treasurer be directed to pay, under the order of the selectmen, to each and every inhabitant who shall have been or may hereafter be mustered into the service of the United States, as a part of the quota of the town, the sum of one hundred dollars ‘as an additional bounty.’ August 27th, The town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist to the credit of the town for nine months service, and appropriated two thousand dollars to provide State aid for the families of volunteers. 1863. Nothing of special interest was done by the town in its corporate capacity during this year for military purposes, although recruiting and the payment of State aid went on as before. 1864. March 28th, Voted, ‘to raise the sum of four thousand dollars for the purpose of filling the quota of the town on the recent call of the President for more men.’ April 18th, Voted, to appropriate thirty-five hundred dollars to aid the families of volunteers. June 10th, Voted, to raise five thousand dollars to recruit volunteers to fill the quota of the town ‘under any call or order of the President of the United States.’ 1865. March 6th, Voted, to raise three thousand dollars to pay aid to the families of soldiers.
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