Resolved, That the treasurer of the town be, and he is hereby, authorized to borrow the sum of six thousand three hundred dollars for this purpose, and give his notes therefor.
Several other votes were passed at this meeting in regard to bounties; and one appointing a committee of nine, ‘three from each part of the town, to aid the selectmen in recruiting.’
The selectmen were also directed ‘to extend aid to the sick soldiers who have been discharged from service,’ and a committee was chosen to have the proceedings of the meeting ‘published in the “Union Gazette and Democrat.”
’ At a meeting held on the 6th of August it was voted to appropriate ‘the sum of two hundred dollars, in addition to the sum appropriated at the last meeting, for the encouragement of enlistments; and to authorize the treasurer to borrow money to carry the same into effect.’
This bounty was to be paid ‘to all volunteers who enlist on or before the 15th of August, and to pay no bounty after that date.’
It was voted, also, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each person who would enlist for nine months service on or before September 1st, and be mustered in and credited to the quota of the town.
August 23d, The vote not to pay bounties after the 15th of August was reconsidered; and the selectmen were directed to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to volunteers for nine months service, who would enlist and be credited to the quota of the town before the 1st of September.
The treasurer was authorized to borrow money for bounties and recruiting expenses.
The following resolutions were read and adopted:—
Resolved, That we, the citizens of Attleborough, in town-meeting assembled, do highly appreciate the military services of the members of Company I, Seventh Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers; that we remember with gratitude that they promptly responded to the call of our country when the shrill clarion of war sounded to arms for the purpose of crushing out a wicked rebellion.
Resolved, That we hold in grateful remembrance the sacrifices which they made when they left behind them the loved ones at home, and all the endearing associations that cluster around the domestic altar, and exchanged those comforts and pleasures for the stern duties of the camp and the battle-field; and that we will do what we can, by