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 men have the same pay as volunteers. Three hundred and fifty dollars were appropriated to purchase guns and equipments for a drill company. November 5th, Five hundred dollars were appropriated for aid to soldiers' families, and ‘the use of the town hall with lights was given to the military free of expense.’ 1862. July 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each of the fourteen men required to fill the quota of the town, who should enlist and be credited to Sherborn.1 A committee was chosen to solicit subscriptions ‘for fitting out soldiers.’ Three hundred and fifty dollars were collected. Several meetings were held about this time, at which war speeches were made by distinguished citizens from other places. August 23d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each nine-months volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town. 1863. March 2d, Three thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid to soldiers' families. June 1st, The selectmen were authorized to appropriate such further sum as may be necessary for the comfort of soldiers' families. 1864. August 4th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who enlists for three years, and is credited to the town before the 1st of March, 1865. 1865. June 19th, Voted, to repay to citizens the money they had given to encourage recruiting; also one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each citizen who had paid commutation money, or had procured a substitute. Sherborn furnished one hundred and eight men for the war, which was a surplus of sixteen over and above all demands. Three 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 thousand five hundred and ten dollars ($20,510.00). The amount of money raised and expended by the town
1 August 5th, The bounty was increased to one hundred and seventy-five dollars to each three-years volunteer.
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