Bond, 9 1/2" x 7 3/4 two page (bi-fold) bond for the town of Newcomb to raise funds for the payment for bounties. Bonds were used by various counties and cities in the North to raise funds for bounties to entice young men to enlist into the Union Army. Each county was required to raise a certain number of soldiers to fight in the Civil War. If enough young men volunteered, everything was fine. But, if the county did not meet its quota, it was forced to "find" additional men. This was done by offering a bounty to any volunteer, paid with funds raised from the sale of these Bounty Fund Bonds. Fine cond.
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