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[34] town, and to pay his family the same amount of assistance as paid to the families of three-years volunteers.

1863. On the 3d of February a town-meeting was held, to consider the action of the selectmen, and the responsibilities they had incurred in behalf of the town. Up to this date they had borrowed eight thousand dollars on their individual notes, which they had expended in the payment of bounties and other necessary expenditures. The town voted unanimously to assume their entire liability, by giving the notes of the town, to run for five years. The same meeting refused to pay a bounty to two men who were residents of another town, although they had been credited to the miltary quota of Chatham. On the 8th of December, Christopher Taylor, 2d, Edmund Flynn, and David H. Crowell were chosen by ballot to aid the selectmen in recruiting volunteers to fill the quota of the town; also voted, ‘that there be a general meeting of the citizens of the town held every Tuesday evening until the 5th of January next, to commence on Tuesday evening next at six o'clock,’ to encourage recruiting, and to consider measures by which to fill the quota of the town.

1864. On the 3d of February the town voted to ‘pay four dollars a month to each person dependent on a volunteer for support, provided the amount to any one family shall not exceed eighteen dollars a month.’

1865. On the 1st of January a large meeting of citizens was held, at which, after discussion, it was voted to raise by voluntary subscription a sufficient sum from which to pay to each volunteer who will enlist in the service of the United States, and be credited to the quota of the town, a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars; and a paper having been prepared, thirty-two hundred and five dollars were subscribed by those present at the meeting, which fully sufficed to fill the quota; and at a legal town-meeting, held on the 6th of April succeeding, the persons advancing the money were reimbursed by the town.

We may as well state here as anywhere that the town in 1866, after the war was over, voted to refund to every citizen the money he had subscribed and paid to furnish volunteers;

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