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[502] the troops the President may demand of them. September 20th, It was voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to ‘each of the inhabitants of Foxborough who enlisted in Company F, Fourth Regiment, for nine months service, and if more men are needed to fill the town's quota to pay the same bounty to others.’

1863. September 26th, Voted, that the same State aid be given to the families of drafted men that is given to the families of volunteers.

1864. March 26th, Three thousand nine hundred dollars were appropriated to reimburse individuals of the town who had voluntarily contributed of their personal means money to aid recruiting. August 1st, Voted, to give a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who would enlist to complete the quota of the town under the call of the President then pending.

Foxborough furnished two hundred and seventy-six men for the war, which was a surplus of thirteen over and above all demands. Nineteen 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-one thousand seven hundred and forty-two dollars aud forty-eight cents ($21,742.48). In addition to this seven thousand eight dollars and thirty-three cents were raised by private subscription in aid of recruiting.

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,589.00; in 1862, $4,419.48; in 1863, $5,131.48; in 1864, $3,989.59; in 1865, $1,968.77. Total amount, $17,098.76.


Incorporated March 2, 1778. Population in 1860, 2,172; in 1865, 2,510. Valuation in 1860, $811,637; in 1865, $1,046,874.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863 were James P. Ray, James M. Freeman, Otis Wales, Jr.; in 1864, James M. Freeman, Joseph G. Ray, Horatio Kingsley.

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