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[52] Collins, Nathan K. Whorf; in 1865, John Kenny, James Collins, Sears Rich.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all of these years was Samuel C. Paine.

1861. No action appears to have been taken by the town, in its corporate character, during this year in regard to matters relating to the war.

1862. At a legal town-meeting held on the 25th of July, the following resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote:—

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid by the town to each of the dependants of the four volunteers who have enlisted to make up the quota of Truro, the sum of one dollar a week, in addition to the sum allowed by the State, so long as the men are in the service of the United States; provided it shall not exceed the sum of twelve dollars a month for the dependants of any one volunteer.

The selectmen were authorized to draw ‘orders on the town treasury for the sum of one hundred dollars, to be paid to each and any to the number of four of the inhabitants of Truro, who, as the quota of said town, may volunteer and be duly mustered into the volunteer service of the United States.’ August 30th, Voted, that there be paid ‘to each single man’ the sum of two hundred dollars, who shall volunteer to make up the quota of nine-months men; ‘and to each married man who shall thus volunteer the sum of one hundred dollars; and to the dependants of said married man an additional sum equal to that granted by the State.’ December 2d, Voted, ‘that the town of Truro make all the effort that is in its power to raise volunteers to fill its quota of nine-months men for the military service of the United States,’ and that Frederick A. Gross, Amasa Paine, and A. H. Newton ‘be a committee to draft some plan for raising the aforesaid volunteers.’ This committee reported that the selectmen be authorized to offer a bounty of two hundred dollars to any of the citizens of the town who would volunteer to make up said quota, and in case they fail to procure the required number within a reasonable time, then they may use their own discretion in obtaining them elsewhere. The report was accepted. ‘Voted, that we, as a town, disapprove of a draft.’

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