Special Town Meeting – July 29,1864

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“Warwick in History” – The following is taken from the Official Town Minutes of the Town of Warwick, under the date of July 29, 1864.

To John E. Conklin, Town Clerk:
We, the undersigned, who are eligible to the office of Supervisor of the Town of Warwick aforesaid, hereby require to call a Special Town Meeting for the purpose of having the electors of said town vote in regards to paying bounties to volunteers to be raised for said town in the military and naval service of the United States. For paying the incidental expenses of said volunteering, and for raising such tax upon the taxable property of the town. Said volunteers to be raised under the late call of the President for five hundred thousand men. Signed by: William J. Lazear, William C. Eager, William E. Sayer, Charles Demerest, Thomas McEwen, J. H. Bradner, Jesse Seely, William Irwin, F. Travis, Gabriel Wisner, Charles VanDuzer and James E. Waterbury.