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[183] the town; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the same. September 27th, The selectmen were authorized to pay the same amount to men who may be drafted and credited to the town. December 16th, They were directed to fill the quota of the town by enlisting volunteers either for three years or nine months service at their discretion, ‘not paying over two hundred dollars to each man.’

1863. March 16th, The treasurer was directed to borrow money for assistance to the families of deceased soldiers who had been inhabitants of Bradford; and the selectmen were authorized to issue bonds at five per cent interest, of denominations not less than one hundred dollars, to the amount of fifteen thousand dollars,—the same to run from five to ten years,— for the purpose of funding the floating debt of the town. October 17th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money for the payment of State aid to the families of drafted men. November 3d, The selectmen were directed to enlist twenty men for the military service, the bounties for whom to be raised by private subscription.

1864. March 21st, The treasurer, under the direction of the selectmen, was authorized to borrow money ‘to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, drafted men, soldiers in the regular army, and to families of deceased and discharged soldiers,’ who belonged to, or were credited to the quota of, the town. April 21st, The selectmen were directed to pay at their discretion a bounty to each new recruit not to exceed one hundred and twenty-five dollars, who should be accepted and credited to the quota of the town; and the assessors were instructed to assess a tax for that special purpose. August 20th, The town passed by a unanimous vote a resolution thanking the selectmen ‘for their energy and success in filling the quota of the town.’ November 8th, One of the articles in the town-warrant was ‘to see if the town would authorize the selectmen to pay out of the town treasury the expenses of getting home the bodies of soldiers belonging to Bradford, and the funeral charges of those who have died, or may die, in the military service of their country during the war; also, to refund to those who have paid the expenses incurred for such purposes, ’

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