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[501] officer. The whole amount of money raised and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was seven thousand six hundred and nineteen dollars and seventy-five cents ($7,619.75).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $74.48; in 1862, $545.33; in 1863, $364.02; in 1864, $342.40; in 1865, $250.00. Total amount, $1,576.23.


Incorporated June 10, 1778. Population in 1860,2,879; in 1865,2,769. Valuation in 1860, $1,287,735; in 1865, $1,284,524.

The selectmen in 1861 were Freedom Guild, Jeremiah M. Shepard, James Capen; 1862 and 1863, Elisha White, Jr., Ezra Carpenter, Jeremiah M. Shepard; in 1864 and 1865, Elisha White, Jr., Ezra Carpenter, William H. Thomas.

The town-clerk during all these years was William H. Thomas. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Richard Carpenter; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Robert W. Kerr.

1861. On the first call of the President for militia in April, Foxborough, at twelve hours notice, sent forward Company F, Fourth Regiment Massachusetts Militia, to Boston, to take its place in the regimental line; and next day it was on its way to Fortress Monroe, Virginia. May 4th, A town-meeting was held, at which it was voted to authorize the treasurer to borrow ten thousand dollars, to be ‘known as the war fund.’ The meeting also voted to appoint a committee of five to furnish clothing and other supplies for the volunteers, and to provide for the wants of their families. Three thousand dollars were appropriated to purchase rifles for a new company raised in the town; ample provision was made for the support and comfort of the soldiers' families.

1862. July 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to twenty-four three-years men who would enlist to the quota of the town. A series of patriotic resolutions were passed, pledging the town to ‘stand shoulder to shoulder’ with other towns in defence of the Government, and to raise all

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