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 The first legal town-meeting was held April 29th, at which five thousand dollars were appropriated to fit out the Greenfield Guards for the war, and for the comfort of their families during their absence; also, to pay them for the time devoted to drilling. Theodore Leonard, William Keith, and Henry B. Clapp were intrusted with the disbursement of the money. 1862. March 3d, One thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid to the families of volunteers. July 22d, On notion of Hon. George T. Davis, it was voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting for three years, who is, or shall be, credited to the quota of the town; that the selectmen be authorized to borrow forty-seven hundred dollars for the payment of bounties, twelve hundred dollars for State aid to soldiers' families, and five hundred dollars ‘for the relief of the sick and wounded soldiers of Greenfield.’ September 2d, The same amount of bounty was authorized to be paid to volunteers for nine months service; and the selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the same. 1863. March 2d, The selectmen were authorized to borrow, not exceeding five hundred dollars a month, for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers. September 19th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow $6,392.86, to carry out the provisions of the 9th section of the act passed by the Legislature ‘for the reimbursements of bounties paid to volunteers.’ 1864. March 7th, The assessors were directed to abate the taxes of such volunteers absent in the army as they may think proper. June 29th, Fifteen hundred dollars were appropriated to reimburse citizens for money expended by them in filling the quota of the town in 1863. July 12th, A similar vote was passed in favor of those who had advanced money to obtain volunteers in 1864. Twenty-five hundred dollars were appropriated to pay bounties to volunteers who shall enlist to the credit of the town before the 1st of March, 1865. Five hundred dollars were voted to the families of two drafted men. 1865. January 21st, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist to fill the quota of the town ‘under the ’
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