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 George W. Hubbard, Elijah Bardwell, and Erastus Cowles, were authorized to borrow in behalf of the town not exceeding five thousand dollars, to be expended by them as they might deem expedient ‘on such soldiers from this town and their families as shall be mustered into the United-States service, during the continuance of the present war.’ It was also voted to furnish each volunteer with a uniform, if needed, and a sufficient amount of money to make his monthly pay twenty-six dollars. ‘Voted, that the town will provide liberally for the families of such as volunteer.’—‘After giving three cheers for the star-spangled banner, the meeting adjourned for two weeks.’ May 20th, The committee were instructed to pay each volunteer in the Tenth Regiment for time spent in drilling ‘as they shall deem just.’ 1862. April 7th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay State aid to the families of volunteers during the year. July 18th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years military service, and be credited to the quota of the town; and in case of the death or disability of any volunteer belonging to the town, State aid shall continue to be paid to his family, ‘until said family is able to support itself.’ The assessors were directed to abate the taxes of volunteers. August 25th, A bounty of one hundred dollars was authorized to be paid to volunteers for nine months service, until the quota of the town was filled; the money to pay the same ‘to be assessed upon the polls and estates.’ 1863. No action by the town appears to have been necessary in regard to military matters during this year. 1864. April 4th, The bounty to each volunteer, ‘under the calls of the President of October, 1863, and February and March, 1864,’ was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars. Voted, ‘to refund to individuals the money contributed by them for recruiting purposes to fill said calls.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money ‘in anticipation of the tax.’ A similar vote was passed on the 30th of July. 1865. May 23d, Three thousand seven hundred and fifty-five dollars and fifty cents were appropriated to refund to individuals
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