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1862. July 21st, The town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer, to the number of sixty-nine, who should enlist in the military service and be credited to the quota of Dedham, and State aid should be paid to their families. The town-treasurer was authorized to borrow sixty-nine hundred dollars for the payment of bounties. August 25th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars ‘to any resident of the town who shall before the third of September next volunteer in the service of the United States for the term of nine months, and in a company of volunteer militia to be enrolled in the town of Dedham.’ The State aid was also to be paid to their families, and a committee was chosen ‘to cause recruiting offices to be opened, and to give their time and attention to aid in the enlistment of said company.’ September 15th, The vote limiting the time in which volunteers would be accepted, and confining them to residents of Dedham, was reconsidered, and was made to apply to all volunteers enlisting in the company and credited to the quota of the town.

1863. July 27th, The payment of State and town aid to the families of volunteers was directed to be paid to the families of drafted men residing in the town, and the treasurer was directed to borrow money for that purpose. December 7th, The selectmen were authorized to pay ‘town aid’ to the families ‘of residents of Dedham who have enlisted into the United States service, or who shall thereafter enlist, as part of the quota of the town’ under the last call of the President for volunteers.

1864. April—, The town voted to raise by taxation the sum of seventy-five hundred dollars to repay money contributed by individuals in aid of procuring the town's quota of volunteers under the last two calls of the President for volunteers; also, the treasurer, under the direction of the selectmen, was authorized to borrow money for the payment to each new volunteer for the town a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars. July 25th, A vote precisely similar was passed ‘applicable to the order of the President dated July 18, 1864.’ December 5th, Voted, ‘that the selectmen be authorized to borrow money for the purpose of procuring the town's proportion of the quota of volunteers whenever the President shall have issued another ’

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