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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
and Edward Walker were appointed to consider and report what action the town should take in the existing crisis. This committee reported that the sum of ten thousand dollars be appropriated as a war fund, to be placed at the disposal of ten citizens, for the aid of the volunteers from that town who had enlisted or might hereafter enlist, and their families. The above-named gentlemen were selected as part of the committee; and M. Fay, William H. Wood, Stephen Morse, Elbridge House, and Francis Brigham were chosen to complete the committee of ten. The treasurer was authorized to borrow ten thousand dollars, and hold the same subject to the orders of the committee. July 13th, The selectmen were directed to pay aid to the families of volunteers in accordance with a recent act of the Legislature. 1862. April 7th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow six thousand dollars for aid to the families of volunteers. July 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dolla