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Resolved, That in the death of Major Henry Jackson How, Liberty has lost a heroic champion, the country a gallant leader, and the town a chivalric, noble, and generous citizen.

Resolved, That we, the citizens of Haverhill, in town-meeting assembled, tender to the family of the deceased our heart-felt sympathy; and, while we mourn with them the loss of the departed hero, we would cherish his memory, and emulate his example.

Resolved, That Mr. James H. Carleton be a committee to request of the family of Major How his battle-sword as a legacy to the town, to be suspended over or near the speaker's desk, in the town hall, and to be labelled, ‘The battle-sword of Major Henry Jackson How, who fell in front of Richmond while gloriously defending the Constitution and flag of his country.’

Resolved, That these resolutions be entered on the town records, and a copy of the same transmitted to the family of the deceased.1

Resolved, That we recognize, in the names of those who on the battle-field and by the wayside have fallen in defence of their country, martyrs to the same sacred cause of Liberty: gratefully will we cherish their names, and honor ourselves by perpetuating them to posterity.

Resolved, That the town-clerk be instructed to keep a correct record of those who have or may enlist from this town; and when the war shall be closed, and the record made up, we shall cause to be erected in the town hall, near the speaker's desk, a tablet, on which shall be inscribed, over the names of those who have fallen, ‘martyrs to the Sacred cause of Liberty who perished in the great Rebellion.’

1864. April 16th, The bounty to volunteers for three years service, who should enlist under any call of the President previous to March 1, 1865, was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and so remained until the end of the war. On the 6th of August it was voted to pay the bounty in gold. August 27th, Voted, to raise a contingent fund of seventy-five thousand dollars for recruiting purposes and the payment of bounty.

1865. March 13th, The selectmen were instructed to continue

1 Major How served in the Twenty-Second Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and was one of the bravest and most promising of our young officers. He graduated at Harvard College in the class of 1859, and was killed at the battle of Glendale, before Richmond, June 30, 1862, ‘nobly facing the foe.’ A sketch of his life and service is published in ‘The Harvard Memorial.’

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