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[129] field, will make short work with the Rebellion, cover our army with glory, and make our Republic the strongest, as well as the freest, government of the world.

Resolved, That we, the inhabitants of Easton, deeply sensible of the importance of a speedy compliance with the President's late call, although we have already made heavy contributions to the army, yet we will spare no efforts to place our quota promptly in the field.

Resolved, That the preservation of the Union and the Constitution, and the crisis of the hour, call upon us to sacrifice, with a military heart, our lives and our fortunes upon the altar of our country.

August 11th, Voted, to pay to each volunteer for three years service seventy-five dollars, in addition to the one hundred dollars already voted to be paid. August 19th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer for nine months service who enlists and is credited to the quota of the town. December 6th, The bounty was raised to two hundred dollars to each volunteer, to fill the quota of the town, ‘whether he is an inhabitant of the town of Easton or otherwise.’

1863. No action appears to have been necessary by the town, in its corporate capacity, to fill its quota of volunteers during this year.

1864. April 18th, The town voted to refund to the contributors three-fourths of the money paid by them to assist in filling the quotas of the town, of volunteers for military service, under the calls of the President of October, 1863, and February, 1864; also, to raise by taxation ten thousand dollars for recruiting expenses, and the payment of bounties to volunteers to fill the quota of Easton, under the recent calls of the President for more men. July 26th, Voted, to raise money by taxation, and to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist to fill the quota of the town, under the call of the President dated July 18, 1864.

1835. June 17th, Voted, to refund all money contributed by individuals during 1864, in aid of recruiting men to fill the quota of the town, provided the claim shall be presented in writing to the selectmen before the first day of January next;

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