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 hundred dollars to each volunteer who should enlist for three years in the military service, and be credited to the quota of the town; and the treasurer was directed to borrow money to pay the same. Another meeting was held on the 9th of August, at which Allen Mason, Seth Brown, Nathan M. Wood, and Parker H. Weaver were appointed a recruiting committee. On the 13th of August this committee reported that the quota of the town had been filled. Another meeting was held on the 16th, at which it was voted to recruit two more men; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow five thousand dollars for recruiting and bounty purposes. The selectmen were also directed to confer with the town authorities of the adjoining towns of Rehoboth, Somerset, Dighton, and Seekonk, in regard to raising a military company for nine months service, of which number the town of Swanzey was to furnish seventeen men. An adjourned meeting was held on the 22d of August, when a report was made by the selectmen, that they had conferred with the selectmen of the other towns, and they were unanimous in favor of the project. The treasurer was authorized to borrow money ‘sufficient to pay State aid to the families of soldiers living in Swanzey.’ Another meeting was held on the 30th of August, when a report was made by the recruiting committee concerning enlistments, which was regarded as satisfactory. The town voted to direct the treasurer to borrow, not exceeding four thousand dollars, ‘to pay the nine-months volunteers.’ On the 27th of September still another meeting was held, at which the treasurer was authorized to borrow more money for the payment of bounties to volunteers, and State aid to their families. 1863. A legal town-meeting was held on the 14th of December, at which the town appointed Allen Mason and Mason Brown agents to recruit seventeen men to fill the quota of the town under ‘the new call of the President;’ and that they be allowed and paid two dollars and fifty cents a day while engaged in the work, ‘and reasonable travelling expenses.’ 1864. Several meetings were held during this year to devise ways and means to encourage recruiting and to provide State aid for the soldiers' families, the last of which was on the 14th
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