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 $2,040.00; in 1863, $3,823.26; in 1864, $2,049.75; in 1865, $879.40. Total amount, $8,964.28. The ladies of Montague raised by fairs, festivals, and contributions, about fifteen hundred dollars for the aid of the soldiers, which was sent to the Sanitary Commission in money, articles of clothing, &c.
Elijah F. Porter, William Whittimore, Varnum V. Vaughan; in 1862, Elijah F. Porter, Samuel Adams, Varnum V. Vaughan; in 1863, Elijah F. Porter, Samuel Adams, Sylvanus Sibley; in 1864, Elijah F. Porter, Samuel Adams, Daniel V. Putnam; in 1865, Elijah F. Porter, Daniel V. Putnam, William S. Freeman. The town-clerk during all these years was Royal Whittaker; the town-treasurer during the same period was Nelson Haskins. 1861. November 5th, Voted, to raise one thousand dollars for aid to the families of soldiers. 1862. April 7th, Voted, to raise fourteen hundred dollars for the same purpose. August 9th, Thirteen hundred dollars were voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town. September 2d, Voted, to borrow two thousand dollars for the same purpose. November 4th, Voted, to raise fifteen hundred dollars for aid to the families of soldiers. December 4th, Voted, to raise five hundred dollars to pay bounties to volunteers. 1863. April 6th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow four thousand dollars, ‘if needed,’ to furnish aid to the families of volunteers and drafted men. 1864. March 26th, The town raised the bounty to volunteers to one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and authorized the treasurer to borrow money to pay the same. April 4th, Voted, to appropriate three thousand dollars to aid the families of soldiers; also, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to soldiers who have enlisted, or may enlist, to fill the quota of the town. April 20th, Fifteen hundred
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