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β€˜ [576] whose terms of service have expired or are about to expire.’ A committee of arrangements to carry the vote into effect was appointed.

1865. March 6th, The town-treasurer was authorized to borrow not exceeding eight thousand dollars for aid β€˜to the dependants of volunteers.’ October 31st, Voted, to refund the money contributed by individual citizens to encourage recruiting in the year 1864.

Scituate furnished two hundred and sixty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-seven over and above all demands. Six were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty thousand and ninety-three dollars and nine cents ($20,093.09).

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, $440.94; in 1862, $2,593.18; in 1863, $5,111.47; in 1864, $5,816.11; in 1865, $3,913.73. Total amount, $17,875.43.

South Scituate

Incorporated Feb. 14, 1849. Population in 1860, 1,764; in 1865, 1,578. Valuation in 1860, $922,853; in 1865, $840,924.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were William Hatch, Samuel Tolman, Jr., James J. Farrar; in 1863 and 1864, Samuel Tolman, Jr., John Clapp. Liba Litchfield; in 1865, Samuel Tolman, Jr., Liba Litchfield, Dexter M. Willcutt.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all of these years was Ebenezer S. Fogg.

1861. No legal town-meeting appears to have been held during this year to act upon matters connected with the war.

1862. June 28th, Two thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers; it was also voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who would enlist within thirty days and be credited to the quota of the town. September 8th, Six thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of soldiers' bounties. December 3d, The selectmen were authorized to increase the bounty

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