Resolved, That the sum of one thousand dollars be, and it hereby is, appropriated for the purpose of disciplining the militia of the town, furnishing them with arms and equipments, and for the aid and equipment of such inhabitants of the town as shall engage in actual service in the militia of the Commonwealth, or of the United States. Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed, who shall be authorized to expend a sum of one thousand dollars, or any part thereof as they shall deem advisable; and that they be authorized to expend thereof a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, in furnishing arms, equipments, and military instruction to the militia of the town, under such rules and regulations as they may prescribe. Resolved, That the town will pay to any inhabitant thereof, being a non-commissioned officer or private, who shall voluntarily engage in the service of the United States, the sum of five dollars per month in addition to the pay allowed by the Government, upon the production of a certificate from the aforesaid committee that he is an inhabitant, and of his said service, payable at such time as the committee shall deem proper.It was then voted that Henry W. Taft, Albert Langdon, William Deming, Jr., William D. Sedgwick, and Luther S. Butler ‘be the aforesaid committee.’ An adjourned meeting was held on the 13th of May, at which the first resolution was amended ‘by inserting $2,000 instead of $1,000.’ 1862. At a legal meeting held on the 3d of March, five hundred dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers. On the 22d of July the town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each of eighteen men who would volunteer for three years in the military service to fill the quota of the town, the bounty to be paid when mustered in and credited; and Albert Langdon, James H. Collins, David E. Bangs, and Chauncey Sears were appointed to assist the selectmen in recruiting the volunteers. At a meeting held on the 25th of August, it was voted to pay the same amount of bounty to volunteers enlisting to fill the quota of the town on the call for nine-months men. The selectmen were authorized to borrow, not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars, for the payment of bounties and for State aid. 1863. On ‘the first Monday in April’ the town appropriated fifteen hundred dollars for State aid to soldiers' families.
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