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[577] to one hundred and forty dollars, and pay that amount to each volunteer, to the number of eighteen, to fill the quota of the town.

1863. March 2d, Five thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families during the year. July 27th, Voted, to pay State aid to the families of drafted men belonging to the town.1

1864. May 30th, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and so remained until the end of the war.

South Scituate furnished about one hundred and eighty-five men for the war, and had a surplus of fourteen over and above all demands. Four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fourteen thousand five hundred and ninety-seven dollars ($14,597.00).

The amount of money paid for State aid by the town during the war to the families of volunteers, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $838.13; in 1862, $3,053,32; in 1863, $3,719.06; in 1864, $4,918.66; in 1865, $2,750.00. Total amount, $15,279.17.


Incorporated July 10, 1739. Population in 1860, 3,186; in 1865, 2,842. Valuation in 1860, $1,101,947; in 1865, $882,580.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863 were Darius Miller, Nathaniel Sherman, Albert S. Hathaway; in 1864, Darius Miller, Nathaniel Sherman, Benjamin F. Gibbs; in 1865, George Sanford, Andrew S. Nye, Stephen Ellis.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Alvin Gibbs.

1861. No special action appears to have been taken by the town in its corporate capacity in relation to the war during this year.

1862. March 23d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money for payment of State aid to families of volunteers. July

1 There was only one drafted man from South Scituate—a colored man.

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