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1862. July 19th, The following resolution and vote were passed:—

Resolved, That whereas the town of Lexington was the first to seal her devotion to Freedom and Equal Rights in 1775, and the blood of her slaughtered citizens cries to us from the ground to sustain the cause for which they offered themselves a living sacrifice; and as every citizen is under the most sacred obligation to bear his share, if not in the perils, yet in the burdens and sacrifices of the righteous contest, and is bound to encourage, support, and sustain those who obey their country's call, and manfully enroll themselves in defence of our dearest rights and privileges; it is therefore—

Voted, Unanimously, that a bounty of one hundred dollars be offered to each and every patriotic soldier who will volunteer into the service of the United States for the period of three years to fill the quota of twenty men required of this town.

August 29th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town.

1863. July 23d, The selectmen were directed to make suitable provision for the support and comfort of the families of volunteers. November 3d, The assessors were authorized to abate the taxes of all Lexington soldiers in the military service.

1864. April 4th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town from March 1, 1864, to March 1, 1865; and the selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the same.

1865. May 29th, Voted, to raise by taxation four thousand dollars to reimburse citizens who had contributed money to encourage recruiting to fill the quotas of the town.

Lexington furnished two hundred and twenty-five men for the war, which was a surplus of ten over and above all demands. Seven were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-five thousand three hundred and thirty-seven dollars ($25,337.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to the families of

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