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 Prince. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Samuel P. Jewett; in 1863 and 1864, John S. Prince; in 1865, J. Scott Todd. 1861. The first town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 30th of April, at which two thousand dollars were appropriated for the purpose of purchasing a new uniform for the militia company organized in the town, and for such other citizens of Rowley as may volunteer for military service in the war; also, to provide for the comfortable support of their families during their absence. The following gentlemen were chosen a committee ‘to carry the votes of the town into practical effect:’ Rev. John Pike, Rev. A. N. Carr, D. N. Prince, Luther Moody, John Harris, E. H. Potter, B. H. Smith, P. N. Dodge, B. D. Appleton, Albert Titcomb, Milton Todd, and Nathan Todd. The selectmen, with the consent of the committee, were authorized to borrow money in such sums as they might deem proper. On the 7th of May it was voted that the committee ‘provide uniforms for the company forthwith;’ also voted, to pay each soldier belonging to the town five dollars a month, while in active service, in addition to his Government pay. The remainder of the two thousand dollars, if any there should be, was to be expended as the committee should think best, in furnishing assistance to the soldiers' families. June 24th, The town voted to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, as provided by the act of the Legislature in relation to that subject, recently approved by the Governor; the payment to commence when the soldier went into camp. 1862. A special town-meeting was held on the 15th of July, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of seventy-five dollars to each volunteer, to the number of fifteen, who would enlist for three years, and be mustered in to the military service and credited to the quota of the town. On the 11th of August another meeting was held, at which the above bounty was increased to two hundred dollars, and a vote passed to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, and State aid to be allowed to the family of each. On the 8th of September the bounty to nine-months volunteers was
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