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[523] laws shall receive all proper support, and that a committee of two from each school district be appointed to see that all such families shall be supplied previous to Saturday next, and that they report at that time what measures are necessary to be taken for the future.

May 2d, Voted, to pay each unmarried citizen five dollars a month in addition to his Government pay, and to the wife of each married person twelve dollars a month, and two dollars additional for each minor child under fifteen years of age; and to the widowed mother and minor children dependent upon any volunteer for support shall be paid the same amount as the wife and minor children of a volunteer, to begin from date of muster into the service, and to continue until discharged; and in case of the death of a volunteer it shall be paid until the end of the war. A committee was appointed to distribute the money. One thousand dollars were appropriated as an emergency fund,

‘to be applied to cases not provided for in the foregoing votes,’ one thousand dollars to purchase uniforms, and ten thousand dollars for aid to the families of soldiers.

1862. January 6th, The law of the Commonwealth in regard to the payment of State aid to the families and dependants of soldiers was adopted by the town; but the selectmen were instructed ‘to pay in addition such other sums as they consider necessary for the comfortable maintenance of said families and dependants.’ August 20th, It was voted to give a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for nine months service, and be credited to the quota of the town.

These are all the votes which have been forwarded to us as having been passed by the town in regard to the war.

Stoughton furnished five hundred and twenty-two men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-seven over and above all demands. Fifteen were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was seventy-nine thousand eight hundred and seventy-two dollars and fifty-five cents ($79,872.55).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by

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