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[505] was appointed to consider and report what action the town should take to sustain the Government. This committee reported that, to aid the Government in the suppression of the Rebellion, one thousand dollars be appropriated to furnish each volunteer belonging to the town a proper outfit and equipments, ‘not provided for by the State.’ To pay each man while engaged in drilling one dollar a day, and when mustered into the service a sufficient sum to make his monthly pay twenty dollars; also to supply his family ‘with all necessaries for comfortable subsistence.’ A committee of one from each school district, together with the selectmen and treasurer, was chosen to carry the votes into effect. The same committee was likewise requested to solicit money by private subscription for military purposes. The treasurer was authorized to borrow money upon the credit of the town, from time to time, as it might be required.

1862. August 16th, Voted, to pay each volunteer for three years service from that town a bounty of one hundred and eighty-five dollars, and a bounty of one hundred dollars to each person who will enlist to the credit of the town before the first of September for nine months service.

1863. During this year no further action appears to have been taken by the town in its official capacity.

1864. April 8th, It was voted to raise twelve hundred and fifty dollars, and to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who would enlist to the credit of the town during the year ending March 1, 1865.

Medfield furnished about one hundred and sixteen men for the war, which was a surplus of eleven over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The total expenses of the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand and twenty-one dollars ($10,021.00). In addition to this amount nearly five thousand dollars were raised by private subscription.

The amount of money raised and expended during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $277.58; in 1862, $1,120.45; in 1863, $1,530.41; in 1864, $1,301.01; in 1865, $900.00. Total amount, $5,129.45.

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