FULTONVILLE, NY CIVIL WAR BROADSIDE - VOLUNTEER BOUNTY, “SPECIAL TOWN MEETING!”

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Item Code: 1189-47

Dated “March 19th, 1864.” Framed in brown wood, 18” x21, w/brown paper backing & hang-wire. Inner broadside, black and white, 10.25 x 12, is double-matted in brown and beige. Broadside exhibits light chipping at the extremities w/two small torn sections along upper margin. Frame display very slight wear. Overall, VG plus.

Text:

“By direction of the Town Board Notice is hereby given that a special Town Meeting will BE held at the House of / G. EHLE / Fultonville, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 64 to vote on the following proposition / Resolved, That a sufficient sum be raised by Tax, to pay to each Volunteer, the sum of $350, who may be credited to the town of Glen, on the last call the President for 200,000 men, to fill the quota of the town. Polls open at 9 o’clock A.M., and close a 5 p.m. / V.A. Putman, Supervisor / Geo. Ehle, Town Clerk / March 19th, 1864.”

Solid New York state Civil War volunteer broadside. Lincoln’s calls for volunteers prompted many a town meeting, in Fultonville, NY, and elsewhere.    [JP] [PH:L]

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