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[199] to possess and hold the forts and other property of the Government, and to sustain the laws, and maintain the Union in its integrity; and whereas many of our fellow-citizens have responded to the call of the President with great promptness and alacrity, and many of them are in actual military service for their country, and many more are ready to enter said service as soon as called for: therefore—

Resolved, That the town will make such provision for the families of said volunteers as their circumstances may require.

The town then voted to appropriate a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars ‘for the above purposes.’ The selectmen were directed to aid volunteers in procuring uniforms; and Alfred Kittridge, Jackson B. Swett, Eben D. Bailey, George W. Lee, Jacob How, Levi Taylor, Eli J. Sawins, Charles W. Chase, Moses E. Emerson, and George W. Kelley were appointed to see that suitable provision was made for the comfort and support of the soldiers' families. The treasurer under the direction of the selectmen was authorized to borrow money to carry into effect the votes of the town.

1862. July 19th, The selectmen were authorized to open a recruiting-office, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who should enlist for three years military service, when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town, and to provide for the maintenance of the soldiers' families according to law, also for the widows and children of deceased soldiers. Alfred Kittredge, George Wingate Chase, Robert Hassall, and James H. Carleton were appointed ‘to draft suitable resolutions in honor of those who have fallen on the field of battle from this town, and report at the next town-meeting.’ On motion of Rev. J. W. Hanson, N. S. Kimball, Levi Taylor, A. A. Sargent, A. B. Jaques, and George W. Chase were appointed to prepare and keep a record of the names of the soldiers belonging to Haverhill, to be called ‘the roll of honor.’ August 15th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, to the number not exceeding three full companies, said bounty to be paid when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. September 15th, The following resolutions prepared by a committee appointed at a previous meeting were read, and unanimously adopted:—

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