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‘ [195] employed.’ June 22d, Voted, that all volunteers ‘entitled to pay for drilling be paid to this day, and that hereafter no money shall be paid for drilling;’ also voted, ‘to transfer the duties of the committee chosen at the last meeting to the selectmen.’

1862. July 19th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer, ‘to the number of twenty-one,’ who shall ‘enlist from this town’ for three years, ‘said bounty to be paid upon the production of satisfactory evidence of enlistment and mustering in as above;’ voted, ‘that the payment of the above bounty be limited to those who enlist in the month of July.’ July 26th, Voted, to authorize the selectmen ‘to pay fifty dollars, in addition to the amount previously voted, to all residents that have, or may, volunteer from this town previous to the 1st of August next.’ The following resolution was also passed, and recorded upon the town records:—

Resolved, That we have learned with pain and sadness of the privations and sufferings of our soldiers in the late battles before Richmond, especially those who went from our midst; that they all deserve our deepest sympathy and highest gratitude for the heroic bravery and unyielding fortitude with which they met the trials of that terrible carnage; and that we will ever revere the memory of our townsman, Charles Boynton, who died in the thickest of the fight facing the foe.

August 13th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars for nine-months volunteers, ‘under the recent call of the President for three hundred thousand militia.’ The selectmen were instructed ‘to pay fifty dollars in money to each person, provided he shall require that amount; and that they give the note of the town-treasurer, payable on demand after one year, with interest from date, for the balance.’ December 12th, It was voted ‘that the town pay no further bounty for nine-months men;’ ‘that the selectmen procure three-years men to fill the quota of the town, and inform the Adjutant-General that the town has rescinded the bounty offered for nine-months men, and will endeavor to procure three-years men to fill its quota.’

1863. August 17th, Voted, that the selectmen be authorized to hire money to pay aid to the families of drafted men.

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