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 voted to abate the tax of all enlisted men in the army belonging to the town; also, to pay State aid to their families as before, and to the families of deceased soldiers. July 30th, Voted, to pay the same aid to the families of drafted men that is paid to the families of volunteers. 1864. March 14th, The selectmen were directed to pay State aid to the families of volunteers from the time they leave town and go to camp. April 28th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow seven thousand dollars for war purposes. June 10th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who should enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town. This was continued to the end of the war. 1865. March 7th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money sufficient to pay State aid to soldiers' families during the year. May 13th, Voted, to raise by taxation twenty-two thousand three hundred and nine dollars and thirty-seven cents ($22,309.37) to refund money voluntarily advanced by private citizens to pay bounties and encourage recruiting. North Bridgewater, according to the returns made by the selectmen in 1866, furnished eight hundred and sixty-eight men for the war, which we think is about one hundred more than the number credited. The town filled its quota upon every call of the President, and at the end of the war had a surplus of fifty-seven over and above all demands. Twenty-one were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was sixty thousand dollars ($60,000.00). The amount of money paid by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $4,044.35; in 1862, $10,252.60; in 1863, $13,489.72; in 1864, $15,292.00; in 1865, $11,000.00. Total amount, $54,078.67.
William H. H. Bryant, Isaac T. Loring, Henry Dyer.
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