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 1862. July 23d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who should enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town. Four thousand dollars were appropriated to pay bounties and expenses of recruiting. August 25th, On motion of Herbert B. Newhall, it was resolved, ‘That the citizens of Saugus believe it their duty to furnish at any cost its quota of three hundred thousand nine-months men.’ A bounty of one hundred dollars was authorized to be paid to each nine-months volunteer; and the treasurer, with the advice of the selectmen, was authorized to borrow, not exceeding ten thousand dollars. November 25th, The selectmen were authorized to enlist men living in other places to fill the quota of the town, if it be necessary. 1863. November 3d, On motion of H. G. Herrick, it was resolved ‘by the inhabitants of Saugus, that in hearty response to the President's proclamation for more men, and with a firm purpose to sustain the National Administration in the most vigorous prosecution of the war, until the last vestige of armed and organized rebellion shall be destroyed, and with an unyielding and uncompromising devotion to the Federal Union, we will raise our quota of men before the 5th of January, 1864.’ The selectmen were directed to take such measures as they may deem best to carry out the purpose of the resolution. 1864. February 20th, Four thousand dollars were appropriated for recruiting purposes, to be expended under the authority of the selectmen, December 18th, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars. Saugus furnished two hundred and ten men for the war, which was a surplus of seventeen over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was sixteen thousand two hundred and seventy-six dollars and thirty-six cents ($16,276.36). The amount of money raised and expended by the town for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers during the four years of the war, and which was afterwards repaid by the
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