numbers will contribute of the same to the support of the Government, until the old Flag shall wave over the whole land as the emblem of Equality, Liberty, and Law.Two thousand dollars were appropriated ‘for fitting out volunteers for the defence of the Government,’ and Luther Peters, Abel W. Longley, Riley Smith, Eli Sawyer, and William Bassett were appointed a committee for the expenditure of the money. November 5th, The chairman of the committee reported ‘that they had paid thirty-four men eight dollars each.’ The report was accepted. 1862. July 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town. August 22d, The same bounty was authorized to be paid to volunteers for nine months service. 1863. No legal town-meeting appears to have been necessary during this year to act upon matters relating to the war. 1864. April 11th, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and money was appropriated to pay the same ‘until the quota of the town is filled.’ August 3d, Voted, to pay the bounty in gold or its equivalent in value. The treasurer was instructed to borrow thirty-three hundred and fifteen dollars ‘to carry the vote into effect.’ Berlin furnished one hundred and thirty men for the war, which was a surplus of nine over and above all demands. Three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fourteen thousand and thirteen dollars and twenty-two cents ($14,013.22). The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $296.25; in 1862, $1,773.32; in 1863, $2,883.05; in 1864, $3,589.30; in 1865, $2,691.44. Total amount, $11,233.36. The ladies of Berlin formed a soldiers-aid society, and did soldiers' work for the Sanitary Commission. They also collected over seven hundred dollars to purchase material to be
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