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 and, if the arrangement could not be made, they were to induce volunteers to enlist to fill up the ranks of the Amesbury company in the First Regiment Heavy Artillery. The same bounty was to be paid as had previously been fixed upon. August 14th, A town-meeting was held, at which it was voted to increase the bounty to two hundred dollars for three-years men, and to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to men enlisting for nine months; and the selectmen were authorized to borrow a sufficient amount of money ‘to carry the foregoing votes into effect,’ and to confer with the Governor and with the authorities of Salisbury in regard to raising a full company for nine months service. September 18th, Another meeting was held, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to forty-two men, already in camp, as soon as they should be mustered in to the credit of the town; and the selectmen were authorized to borrow the money to pay them. 1863. December 14th, The town authorized the selectmen to advance to each recruit such an amount of money as they might deem proper, provided the recruit agreed to refund the same from his State bounty when received; and five hundred dollars were set apart for that purpose. A committee of six was chosen to co-operate with the selectmen. 1864. April 18th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow whatever sums of money they might require to procure recruits for the quota of the town, upon any call of the President up to the 1st of March, 1865, provided the bounty paid to each volunteer shall not exceed one hundred and twenty-five dollars. May 25th, The town voted to borrow a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, from which to pay three hundred dollars to each drafted man to procure a substitute, or pay commutation-fee. November 8th, The selectmen were directed to continue recruiting, and to borrow ten thousand dollars for the purpose, and three thousand dollars additional for recruiting purposes. 1865. March 6th, The selectmen were directed to continue recruiting, and to raise a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars for that purpose. The town furnished four hundred and eighty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-eight over all demands.
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