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[549] also gave authority to the treasurer to borrow not exceeding five thousand dollars. August 4th, Voted, to raise ‘three hundred dollars for each drafted man who actually goes into the service of the United States.’ E. B. K. Gurney, William Bourne, and Elbridge E. Bates were appointed to procure substitutes for the drafted men who desire it. Voted, ‘to raise as many times three hundred dollars as is necessary to procure substitutes for our drafted men to fill our quota if they elect not to go themselves;’ and that ‘our treasurer be directed to loan the sum of three hundred dollars to each drafted man, and take his note for the same at one mill on the one hundred dollars as interest.’ Voted, that the families of drafted men receive the same State aid as the families of volunteers. November 16th, A committee of one from each school-district was chosen to help the selectmen ‘to recruit to fill our quota.’

1864. March 7th, Voted, ‘to direct the selectmen to give those nine-months men who paid their poll tax in 1862 an order on the treasurer to refund the same.’ April 4th, Voted to raise thirteen hundred and seventy-five dollars to repay citizens who had advanced money to pay bounties; also to raise ‘a sufficient sum to pay volunteers who may be called for before the 1st of March, 1865, to the amount of one hundred and twenty-five dollars each.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money.

1865. May 7th, Voted, to raise by special tax two thousand and fifty dollars to pay citizens who in 1864 had advanced money to pay bounties.

The town of Hanson furnished one hundred and eighty men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was nineteen thousand five hundred and two dollars ($19,502.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $400.10; in 1862, $2,406.66; in 1863, $3,373.14; in 1864, $3,854.80; in 1865, $2,800.00. Total amount, $12,834.70.

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