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 Fortress Monroe at the expiration of its three months service. October 8th, The selectmen were instructed to comply with the act passed by the Legislature in regard to the payment of State aid. 1862. July 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer when mustered into the military service for three years and credited to the quota of the town; the treasurer was authorized to borrow ten thousand dollars. August 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to volunteers for nine months military service. A committee of seven was appointed ‘to procure the necessary guarantee for the amount of the above-named bounty.’ August 26th, The committee reported that they had obtained subscriptions from responsible parties to the guarantee fund to the amount of fifteen thousand three hundred and twenty dollars. A committee was appointed to procure subscriptions to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to men who had enlisted in excess of the quota called for ‘up to one hundred and one, provided they shall be citizens of Randolph.’ 1863. No action appears to have been taken by the town in its corporate capacity during this year, although recruiting was kept up and bounties continued to be paid to enlisted men. 1864. April 11th, The treasurer under direction of the selectmen was authorized to borrow money, and the bounty to each volunteer was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, who should enlist before the 1st of March, 1865, under any call of the President. 1865. May 11th, Voted, to refund the money contributed by individuals to encourage recruiting during the year 1864. Randolph furnished nine hundred and nineteen men for the war:1 it had a surplus of eleven over and above all demands. Eighteen were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was sixty-three thousand six hundred and five dollars and eight cents ($63,605.08). In
1 This number has been verified, but it is at least three hundred more than the town was credited with, or its surplus would have been greater.
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