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 purchase of suitable clothes and equipments for the volunteers who shall go into the military service from ‘that town and vicinity.’ The selectmen were also directed to take charge of the arms and equipments ‘now on their way from the Adjutant-General, that they may be properly kept and returned when demanded.’ June 15th, The selectmen were directed to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, as provided by the laws of the Commonwealth. 1862. April 7th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow, not exceeding one thousand dollars, for the payment of State aid to the soldiers' families during the year. July 26th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer for three years, when mustered into the military service, and credited to the quota of the town. The selectmen were authorized to immediately open a recruiting-office, and to borrow money to pay the bounties. August 25th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, and to borrow money to pay the same. 1863. August 1st, The selectmen were directed to pay State aid to the families of drafted men the same as to the families of volunteers; also, the expense of transportation of the drafted men from Stockbridge to the military camp at Springfield, and to borrow money, if necessary, for that purpose. November 3d, The selectmen were appointed to solicit subscriptions to pay bounties to volunteers who may enlist to fill the quota of the town ‘under the last call of the President.’ Voted, to abate the poll-taxes of all soldiers in the service belonging to Stockbridge. 1864. May 21st, Voted, to raise and assess the sum of three thousand one hundred and sixty dollars, in addition to the eight hundred appropriated April 4th, to fill the quota of the town, and to pay what has already been paid by subscription. June 1st, The selectmen were instructed to recruit twenty-five more volunteers, ‘to apply to the next call for men.’ 1865. November 7th, Rev. A. H. Dashiell, Charles Goodrich, and Professor F. Hoffman were appointed to ‘take into consideration the subject of erecting a monument to the memory of the soldiers of Stockbridge who had fallen in the war.’
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