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[564] to the quota of the town; the incidental expenses of raising the company to be borne by the town. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money sufficient to pay bounties and cover expenses.

1863. September 21st, The selectmen were directed to continue the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers who had been discharged for wounds or sickness the same that they had before received, this to continue for six months and to borrow money to pay the same.

1864. June 26th, The town voted to borrow money sufficient to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who would enlist and be credited to the quota of the town to the 1st of May, 1865.

Middleborough furnished about four hundred and sixty-five men for the war, and had a surplus at the close of the Rebellion of twenty-one after having filled its quota upon every call made by the President. Thirteen were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-one thousand nine hundred and five dollars and fifty-seven cents ($31,905.57). There was also raised by private subscription the sum of sixty-six hundred dollars and thirty-three cents ($6,600.33). Seven thousand eight hundred and twenty-one dollars ($7,821.00) were raised by a club, and five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) by persons liable to draft to procure substitutes; making the total amount $51,326.90.

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $2,243.11; in 1862, $8,626.01; in 1863, $12,493.28; in 1864, $9,200.00; in 1865, $4,400. Total amount, $36,962.40.


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Incorporated June 15, 1821. Population in 1860, 6,584; in 1865, 6,335. Valuation in 1860, $2,173,965; in 1865, $2,209,339.

The selectmen in 1861 were Franklin Ames, Ellis Packard, Josiah W. Kingman; 1862 and 1863, Franklin Ames, Josiah W. Kingman, Nathan Packard, 2d; in 1864, Rufus L. Thatcher,

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