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[281] volunteers were properly cared for. The following resolution was adopted:—
Resolved, That, in the present crisis of our national affairs (ignoring all political party divisions), it is the duty of all good citizens to come boldly forward and vindicate before the world the justice of our cause, and show our patriotism to the Union and its free institutions by contributing liberally from the means we possess in aid of a common cause.

November 5th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow five thousand dollars for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families, as provided by law.

1862. July 26th, The selectmen were directed to canvass the town for volunteers, and to pay each volunteer for three years service a bounty of one hundred dollars, and fifty dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. On the 23d of August the bounty to nine-months volunteers was increased to one hundred dollars. The town voted to ‘indemnify the selectmen for money borrowed and expended by them in the payment of bounties.’

1863. September 26th, The town-treasurer was authorized ‘to forward to the State treasurer a receipt for the amount of reimbursement bounty tax, and that the tax be assessed upon the inhabitants.’

1864. April 16th, Two thousand dollars were appropriated to enable the selectmen to enlist volunteers to fill the quota of the town, and seven hundred and one dollars for bounty money advanced by them. June 25th, Four thousand dollars were appropriated to procure volunteers to fill the quota of the town in anticipation of any call of the President for more men. November 8th, The town bounty was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and so continued until the end of the war.1

1865. July 15th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow money ‘to reimburse various individuals who have advanced money to procure volunteers.’

1 Each volunteer was furnished by citizens with from two to twenty-five dollars for immediate use, in addition to his bounty before leaving for the front.

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