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 Three thousand dollars was voted to equip each volunteer who should enlist in the military service.1 1862. July 3d, Frederick Dunbar, Matthew C. Hallet, N. C. Fowler, E. B. Pemler, Isaiah Sherman, and Theodore Drew were appointed to procure enlistments, and to pay each volunteer for three years service a bounty of one hundred dollars when mustered in, and one hundred dollars when honorably discharged, and a further sum of fifteen dollars upon his enlisting. The treasurer was authorized to borrow not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars ‘for the foregoing purposes.’ Seven persons immediately enlisted. August 14th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town for nine months service. The treasurer was authorized to borrow money. December 4th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town, ‘and more if necessary.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay bounties. 1863. December 1st, The town chose Nathaniel C. Fowler, Oliver Gorham, and David Matthews to co-operate with the selectmen in raising the town's quota of volunteers under the late call of the President for more men. The selectmen were authorized to draw upon the town-treasurer ‘for such reasonable sums as they shall deem necessary for recruiting purposes.’ December 10th, Freeman Howes was added to the above committee. 1864. April 22d, Voted, to raise six thousand dollars, ‘to pay each recruit who enlisted to fill the quota of the town under the last two calls of the President one hundred and twenty-five dollars each.’ One thousand dollars was also voted to pay bounties to men who had enlisted to the credit of the town and had received no bounty. The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to procure volunteers ‘under any call which the President might issue.’ August 6th, The selectmen were authorized to deposit fifteen hundred dollars with the State treasurer ‘to procure recruits.’ December 19th, Voted, that the selectmen
1 It was subsequently ascertained that the town had no authority to raise money for the purposes mentioned, and the selectmen declined to act thereon.
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