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 keep a separate account of the money so expended, and to report the amount at the next annual meeting. 1862. March 10th, Fifteen hundred dollars were appropriated for State aid to the families of volunteers residing in the town; and the selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who should enlist for the term of three years, and be mustered into the military service, and credited to the quota of the town. The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay said bounties. It was also voted to remit the payment of poll-taxes assessed and paid by persons who have enlisted, or who shall afterwards enlist, in the military service. August 18th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow money, and pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for nine months service, and be credited to fill the quota of the town. 1863. March 10th, Seventeen hundred dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers during the year. July 27th, The selectmen were directed to pay the same amount of State aid to the families of men who may be drafted as is paid to the families of volunteers. December 29th, The selectmen were authorized ‘to draw from the treasury fifteen dollars for every new recruit, and twenty-five dollars for every veteran recruit, enlisting to the credit of the town, to be paid in advance of the premiums allowed by Government.’ 1864. March 7th, Two thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid during the year to the families of soldiers residing in West Stockbridge. March 28th, Voted, to raise fifteen hundred dollars by taxation for recruiting purposes. The selectmen were authorized to borrow that amount, in anticipation of the tax, ‘as they may require;’ also, to raise one thousand dollars by taxation, to pay fifty dollars to each volunteer ‘who has not received that amount of local bounty;’ and to refund to citizens money which they have voluntarily contributed to encourage enlistments. The selectmen were directed to make such arrangements as they might judge expedient to procure volunteers to fill the quota of the town. April 8th, The selectmen were authorized to take such action “as they ”
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