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‘ [614] prospered; and that, pledging our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor, calling on the God of our Fathers to aid and bless us, we stand ready through every hazard and sacrifice to maintain these time-honored institutions for our posterity as they were handed down to us from a revered ancestry.’ Second, To stand by the President and the Governor, ‘and in no way, manner, or shape will we have complicity with treason or traitors, and in no form, either by word or deed, will we give them aid and comfort.’ Third, ‘That no considerations of family affection or private expediency shall withhold us from assuming our proper quota of the public burden, or from furnishing our just share of the sinews of war.’ Fourth, That they would ‘join with the towns of Harvard and Berlin in raising a volunteer company,’ &c. At this meeting thirty-five young men volunteered, and twelve hundred dollars were subscribed on the spot. May 6th, Voted, to pay men for drilling, and three thousand dollars were appropriated to aid the families of volunteers, and to add to the monthly pay of the soldiers.

1862. July 17, Voted, that one hundred dollars in addition to their regular United States pay be given to each of the sixteen volunteers then called for from the town. August 16th, Voted, to give a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service. Three informal war meetings were held in the town during the year.

1863. An informal town-meeting was held November 14th, at which measures were taken to recruit volunteers to fill the quota called for from the town. Several other meetings were held during the year for the same purpose, at which prominent gentlemen made speeches.

1864. August 3d, The town voted to raise twenty-five hundred dollars for recruiting purposes.

Bolton furnished one hundred and fifty-one men for the war, which was a surplus of nineteen over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money raised and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was nineteen thousand eight hundred and forty-seven dollars and ninety cents ($19,847.90).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for

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