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 The town-clerk in 1861 was Jonathan N. Judd; in 1862, Elisha Edwards; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Lyman C. Tiffany. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was A. G. Judd; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Lewis Hannum. 1861. The first legal meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 14th of October, at which it was voted to pay to each wife, and to each child under sixteen years of age, and to each parent, brother, or sister of those who have volunteered or may hereafter volunteer in the service of the United States, and are dependent upon them for support, the sum of one dollar a week ‘when found necessary.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow five hundred dollars to pay the same. 1862. March 17th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow whatever sum of money was necessary to pay State aid to the families of volunteers. September 2d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist in the military service for nine months, and be credited to the quota of the town. 1863. No action appears to have been taken by the town in its corporate capacity in regard to the war during this year. 1864. April 4th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years, and to re-enlisted veterans twenty-five dollars additional, when credited to the quota of the town; nineteen hundred and fifty dollars were appropriated to pay said bounties. The payment of this amount of bounty was continued until the end of the war. 1865. May 22d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow thirty-two hundred and sixty-six dollars, to reimburse individuals who in the year 1864 had advanced money to encourage recruiting, and for the payment of bounties. Southampton furnished one hundred and twenty-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of sixteen over and above all demands. Five were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand eight hundred and eight dollars and twelve cents ($10,808.12).
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