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[525] for nine months service, when mustered in and credited to the town. September 29th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow six thousand dollars for the payment of bounties.

1863. August 29th, The selectmen were authorized to pay State aid to the families of drafted men the same as to families of volunteers. November 7th, Two thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to soldiers' families and for recruiting expenses.

1864. August 4th, The bounty for each volunteer who should enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and so continued until the end of the war.

1865. April 3d, Two thousand dollars were appropriated ‘for payment of money expended the past year in raising volunteers to fill the quota of the town.’ July 26th, The selectmen were authorized to examine and allow all claims of individuals who had contributed money, or procured substitutes, to fill the quota of the town, ‘provided that parties aggrieved shall have the right to appeal to the town.’

Walpole furnished about two hundred and twenty-six men for the war, and had a surplus of eighteen over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fourteen thousand five hundred and sixty-four dollars and forty-seven cents ($14,564.47).

The amount of money paid for State aid during the war to soldiers' families, and reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $470.86; in 1862, $2,059.38; in 1863, $2,471.00; in 1864, $2,990.15; in 1865, $2,212.15. Total amount, $10,203.54.

West Roxbury

Incorporated May 24, 1851. Population in 1860, 6,310; in 1865, 6,912. Valuation in 1860, $8,337,578; in 1865, $10,631,146.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863 were Francis C. Head, Samuel Jackson, Charles G. Macintosh, Theodore B. Moses, Benjamin F. Wing; in 1864, Everett C. Banfield,

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