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nited-States service. August 30th, The town ratified the action of the selectmen in paying a bounty of two hundred dollars under the vote of July 30th. On the 6th of September, voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to volunteers enlisting for nine months service. 1863. March 2d, Nothing of special interest relating to the war appears to have been done by the town in its corporate capacity. The selectmen kept on recruiting and filling demands made upon the town for men. 1864. January—, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting for three years service, and were directed to proceed in the matter as soon as they may deem expedient. August 2d, The selectmen were authorized to make a deposit of five hundred dollars in the State treasury to procure volunteers to be credited to the town. Only two were obtained, at a cost of two hundred and fifty dollars; the balance of the money was repaid to the town.
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e service, and when in active service to be paid fifteen dollars a month in addition to the Government pay. To meet this expenditure the selectmen were authorized to sell thirty-seven shares of stock in the New England and Merchants' Banks, and if the State appoint an instructor to train and drill the company the town to pay any expense incurred thereby. August 29th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow whatever money may be required to give aid to the families of volunteers. 1862. February 12th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay aid to the families of volunteers. July 24th, Voted, to raise thirty-two hundred dollars to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer belonging to the town who shall enlist and be credited to the town. August 26th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, he being an able-bodied citizen of Duxbury; and the selectmen and treasurer were authorized to borrow money to pay the s
ars under the vote of July 30th. On the 6th of September, voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to volunteers enlisting for nine months service. 1863. March 2d, Nothing of special interest relating to the war appears to have been done by the town in its corporate capacity. The selectmen kept on recruiting and filling der 13th, Voted, to instruct the selectmen to grant the family of Horatio N. Hood State aid, he having enlisted this evening as a soldier from this town. 1863. March 2d, Voted, to raise three hundred and seventy-five dollars to pay the interest on the bounty-money; also gave authority to the treasurer to borrow not exceeding fi increase the bounty to one hundred and forty dollars, and pay that amount to each volunteer, to the number of eighteen, to fill the quota of the town. 1863. March 2d, Five thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families during the year. July 27th, Voted, to pay State aid to the families
9th, The selectmen were authorized to pay State aid to the families of volunteers as provided by a recent statute, and to borrow money for that purpose. 1862. March 3d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay State aid to the families of soldiers. July 23d, Voted, to pay each volunteer a bounty of one hundred dollaree thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to soldiers' families, and the selectmen were authorized to apply the same as their judgment may dictate. 1862. March 3d, The committee appointed in April preceding reported that they had expended one thousand three hundred and forty-nine dollars and seventy-seven cents for Captainhing in their possession to the volunteers, and if there should be a deficiency to procure more when called for. 1862. At the annual town-meeting held on the 3d of March, the selectmen were directed to pay the volunteers belonging to Marshfield whatever amount may be due them under the vote passed May 1, 1861. A special town-me
the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer. Voted, to authorize the selectmen to pay to those volunteers who enlisted in May, 1861, whatever may be legally due them by reason of the vote passed May 4th of the same year. June 18th, Voted, to appropriate two hundred dollars to give a fitting reception to the returned soldiers whose terms of service have expired or are about to expire. A committee of arrangements to carry the vote into effect was appointed. 1865. March 6th, The town-treasurer was authorized to borrow not exceeding eight thousand dollars for aid to the dependants of volunteers. October 31st, Voted, to refund the money contributed by individual citizens to encourage recruiting in the year 1864. Scituate furnished two hundred and sixty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-seven over and above all demands. Six were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclus
ry during this year in order to fill the demands made by the Government for more men. 1864. March 7th, Voted, to raise by taxation a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars to pay bounties to volum each school-district was chosen to help the selectmen to recruit to fill our quota. 1864. March 7th, Voted, to direct the selectmen to give those nine-months men who paid their poll tax in 1862 g interest at the rate of one mill per annum. 1864. At the annual town-meeting held on the 7th of March, it was voted that the income of the Hatch fund be appropriated for the benefit of soldiers' and be credited to the quota of the town. This was continued to the end of the war. 1865. March 7th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money sufficient to pay State aid to soldiers' familie State aid to the families of drafted men that is paid to the families of volunteers. 1864. March 7th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars to be expende
gust 26th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist to the credit of the town for nine months service. 1863. March 9th, Voted, to pay to each three-years volunteer from the town one hundred and sixty dollars with interest from date of muster in, provided he has received an honora, The selectmen were authorized to increase the bounty to two hundred dollars, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money for payment of the same. 1863. March 9th, Nine thousand dollars were placed at the disposal of the selectmen for aid to the families of volunteers. August 15th, Fifteen thousand dollars were appropriatn to all who obey the call, and the neglect to do so would be a stupendous blunder, unparalleled in the history of the world. 1863. At a meeting held on the 9th of March the town voted to abate the tax of all enlisted men in the army belonging to the town; also, to pay State aid to their families as before, and to the families
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o the war was held on the 29th of April, at which five thousand dollars were appropriated to clothe and equip volunteers belonging to North Bridgewater and to assist their families. Benjamin Kingman, George W. Bryant, H. W. Robinson, William F. Brett, and Jonathan White were chosen to act with the selectmen in the expenditure of the money, which the treasurer was authorized to borrow. On the 22d of July an additional five thousand dollars were voted for the same general objects. 1862. March 10th, The town voted to pay the families of volunteers such sums as the selectmen may order. David L. Cowell, Esq., presented a series of patriotic resolutions, of which this is an abstract: First, that earth has never seen a holier war than that now waged by the United States to put down the Rebellion; that it would be criminal in the highest degree if we failed to give to it all the assistance in our power; second, we hail the recent legislation in Congress as an earnest determination to cru
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army belonging to the town; also, to pay State aid to their families as before, and to the families of deceased soldiers. July 30th, Voted, to pay the same aid to the families of drafted men that is paid to the families of volunteers. 1864. March 14th, The selectmen were directed to pay State aid to the families of volunteers from the time they leave town and go to camp. April 28th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow seven thousand dollars for war purposes. June 10th, The selectmen werch 16th, Voted, to omit the poll tax on all soldiers and sailors belonging to the town in the United-States service, if it can be done legally. November 3d, The selectmen were directed to pay State aid to the families of drafted men. 1864. March 14th, Voted, to continue the payment of State aid to soldiers' families, and to raise fifteen hundred dollars by taxation to refund money paid by citizens to encourage recruiting; also, five hundred dollars to pay bounties to re-enlisted veterans cr
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e hundred dollars. August 22d, The bounty to volunteers for nine months service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars. It was also recommended that the recruits of West and East Bridgewater unite and form a company for nine months service; also, that the whole town attend the meeting on Wednesday evening next at Agricultural Hall, Bridgewater, to encourage recruiting. Another meeting for a similar purpose was held on the 2d of September, and to create a volunteer fund. 1863. March 16th, Voted, to omit the poll tax on all soldiers and sailors belonging to the town in the United-States service, if it can be done legally. November 3d, The selectmen were directed to pay State aid to the families of drafted men. 1864. March 14th, Voted, to continue the payment of State aid to soldiers' families, and to raise fifteen hundred dollars by taxation to refund money paid by citizens to encourage recruiting; also, five hundred dollars to pay bounties to re-enlisted veterans cred
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