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‘ [528] call of the President for more men;’ also twelve thousand dollars to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist in the military service for three years, and be mustered in and credited to the quota of the town, ‘to fill any future call that may be made by the President for men.’

1865. At a meeting held on the 16th of January, the treasurer was authorized to borrow five thousand dollars for recruiting purposes, which sum ‘shall be assessed in the next annual assessment of taxes.’ It was also voted that Stephen M. Weld, Esq., be relieved from all liability under and by reason of a receipt given by him to the town-treasurer under date of Feb. 12, 1864, for the sum of two thousand dollars, the said sum having been paid over to him on account of expenses incurred by him in behalf of the recruiting committee of this town in obtaining recruits for the quota of West Roxbury for the years 1863 and 1864.

West Roxbury furnished seven hundred and twenty men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-six over and above all demands. Forty-eight were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was eighty-six thousand two hundred and eighteen dollars and sixty-eight cents ($86,218.68). In addition to this large sum, thirty-two thousand eight hundred and thirty-one dollars were raised by private subscription to assist recruiting.

The amount of money raised and expended during the four years of the war for State aid to the families of volunteers, and which was reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $602.92; in 1862, $2,965.26; in 1863, $3,972.00; in 1864, $5,563.09; in 1865, $4,954.16. Total amount in four years, $18,057.43.

The ladies of West Roxbury at the commencement of the war formed a Soldiers-Aid Society, which continued in active operation until its close in the spring of 1865. The president of the society was Mrs. George Winthrop Coffin; the vice-president, Mrs. Eben E. Farrington; and the secretary, Mrs. Ellen Gorham. They contributed in money eight thousand

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