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1862. July 28th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer who enlists for three years in the military service to fill the quota of the town. The following resolutions were passed:—

Resolved, That we, the citizens of Holliston, in town meeting assembled, send greeting to our brothers in arms, wherever serving on land or sea; that we are proud of the men who went forth, that we recognize the patriotism of their sacrifice, that we sympathize in their toils and privations, that we exult in their heroism on the battle-field, that we will emulate their example.

Resolved, That to the relatives of Sergeant Elbridge G. Whiting, and of privates Caleb C. Waite, Albert G. Hunting, and James W Speakman, who fell in the fight before Richmond, we offer respectful and affectionate sympathy; that the death of these men was the death of brave men; that we will hold them in tender recollection, and inscribe their names as most honorable in the records of the town.

August 25th, A bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars was directed to be paid to each volunteer for nine months service, and their families be allowed the same amount of State and town aid that is paid to the families of three-years volunteers.

1863. July 22d, Voted, unanimously, that the families of citizens or of aliens living in Holliston, serving in the army either as drafted men or as substitutes, shall be paid the same aid as is paid to the families of volunteers; also, that the families of those who have fallen be paid the same amount as before until the receipt of pensions.

1864. March 7th, The selectmen were authorized to pay one dollar a month to mothers and fifty cents to sisters of volunteers in addition to that paid to their families. March 28th, Voted, to reimburse to citizens money contributed by them for recruit ing purposes. June 20th, The treasurer was authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer or drafted man when mustered in and credited to the town, and to borrow three thousand dollars to pay the same. It was also voted to give the Holliston Company a ‘suitable reception upon their return home.’

1865. November 7th, The selectmen were directed to provide for the ‘necessities of the families of men who have died in the ’

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