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 quota of the town, and to refund the money voluntarily contributed by the forty-seven citizens to the amount of forty-seven hundred dollars. September 3d, A meeting of the subscribers to the volunteer bounty fund was held, at which they voted that the money refunded by the town should be placed in the hands of C. C. Esty, Oliver Bennett, Albert Ballord, Wm. H. Carter, and Francis Jaquith, to be expended at their discretion ‘for the promotion of enlistments, and for the relief of the soldiers and their families.’ 1863. March—, The selectmen were directed to cause to be brought home and to be interred the bodies of all volunteers belonging to Framingham who may have died or shall hereafter die in the service of the country, the ‘expenses of which to be borne by the town;’ and the trustees of the Edgell Grove Cemetery were directed to set apart a suitable lot, to be called ‘the soldiers' lot.’ The town continued to recruit men, pay bounties and aid to soldiers' families, in accordance with the votes of the citizens passed at meetings held at various times, until the close of the war. Framingham furnished four hundred and twenty-six men for the war, which was a surplus of nineteen over and above all demands. Nine were commissioned officers. The total amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-one thousand one hundred and forty-nine dollars and twenty-nine cents ($31,149.29). This is exclusive of $29,142.50 raised by voluntary subscription and paid into the recruiting and bounty funds. The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $458.81; in 1862, $3,251.48; in 1863, $5,083.40; in 1864, $6,200.00; in 1865, $4,800.00. Total amount, $19,793.69. The Ladies' Auxiliary Association of the Sanitary Commission was organized June 23d, 1862. Weekly sewing-meetings were held from that time till July, 1865. As the result of these labors one hundred and twenty boxes were forwarded to the army, filled with bandages, lint, under-clothing, and other
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