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‘  a military company.’ The report was accepted, with only one dissenting vote. The four thousand dollars was to be raised by a tax; and the treasurer was directed to keep a separate and distinct account ‘of all money raised and expended in conformity with the foregoing resolutions.’ November 5th, Voted, that the sum of five hundred dollars, ‘or such part thereof as may be deemed necessary, is hereby appropriated to the payment of such bounty, and allowances to the wives, children, and parents of volunteers, as is allowed by the laws of this Commonwealth.’ 1862. July 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town. A committee of one from each school district was appointed ‘to solicit enlistments, and to report to the chairman of the selectmen weekly.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow money, and the committee already appointed was ‘to solicit subscriptions of money to be given volunteers.’ August 23d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, and the selectmen to borrow money for the purpose. A committee of five was appointed to procure volunteers. November 4th, Voted, to borrow, not exceeding two thousand dollars, for aid to the families of soldiers. 1863. September, Voted, to pay State aid to the families of men who have been drafted. December 26th, Voted, to pay the selectmen and recruiting officers fifteen dollars for each new recruit, and twenty-five dollars for each veteran recruit, enlisting to the credit of the town; voted, to pay their expenses, and three dollars a day while engaged in recruiting. 1864. April 4th, Voted, to raise three thousand dollars to procure volunteers, and to fix the bounty at one hundred and fifty dollars. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the same. May 4th, The sum to be borrowed was increased to four thousand dollars. June 18th, The selectmen were authorized to recruit thirty-five men to fill the quota of the town ‘at the cheapest possible rate,’ and to borrow ‘such sums of money’ as may be required for that purpose. August 13th, Voted, to recruit five men, and to pay each a bounty of one
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