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[70] March, the town voted to raise one thousand dollars ‘towards paying part of the expense for volunteers.’ It was also—
Voted, That the town approve of the course pursued by our selectmen last year, in offering bounties for volunteers for the military service of the United States, so as to fill up the quotas of this town, as made out by our State authorities, and in answer to each of the calls made by the President for volunteers in July and August, 1862.

Voted, That the town assume the responsibilities of the selectmen for the expenses incurred by them in borrowing money to pay the aforesaid bounties; provided, the bounties paid to each volunteer actually accepted and sworn into service does not exceed one hundred dollars.

Toted, That the present board of selectmen be instructed to renew, with interest, the notes given by the past board of selectmen for such borrowed money, or otherwise take such action as will secure the desired result.

On the 30th of September another town-meeting was held, at which the selectmen were authorized ‘to borrow such sums of money as may be necessary to be paid to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, under an act to provide for the reimbursement of bounties paid to volunteers.’

1864. A town-meeting was held on the 5th of July, at which it was voted

to raise by tax and pay the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars as a bounty to each volunteer who shall enlist from the town of Dalton for the term of three years, under the anticipated call of the President. It was also—

Resolved, That each citizen of Dalton, liable to do military duty under the late enrolment, who will subscribe and pay to the chairman of the selectmen the sum of forty dollars as a fund to procure volunteers or substitutes, shall, if drafted, be entitled to enough money to provide a substitute, in case a sufficient sum be raised for each man called for; otherwise, shall receive pro rata from the fund.

Resolved, That the selectmen be a committee, with authority to appoint a sub-committee, who shall call on every citizen tax-payer, with a proper subscription paper pledging each subscriber to pay his proportion; provided, three-fifths of the taxable property of the town be represented by the subscribers, the proportion to be made from the

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