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[612] shall make his pay twenty dollars a month while in the military service. One dollar a day was voted to each person while engaged in drilling. One thousand dollars was placed at the discretion of the selectmen for military purposes. The selectmen were also directed to remove the seats from the town hall that it may be used for drill purposes.

1862. April 28th, The selectmen were directed to pay State aid to families of men living in the town who had enlisted in other States. July 17th, Voted, to pay to each volunteer a bounty of one hundred dollars, and to borrow two thousand dollars to pay the same. August 23d, The bounty to three-years volunteers was raised to three hundred dollars, and a bounty of one hundred dollars to volunteers for nine months. December 6th, The town having a surplus of men, the selectmen were forbidden to transfer them to any other town.

1863. April 6th, The selectmen were directed to continue the payment of aid to the families of deceased and disabled soldiers. August 26th, Voted, to pay aid to the families of drafted men.

1864. April 16th, Voted, to borrow seven thousand five hundred dollars for military purposes, and that a tax be assessed next year to repay the same. August 19th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer for three years, and to borrow five thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars. December 19th, The same amount of bounty was continued, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow four thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

Blackstone furnished seven hundred and twenty men for the war, of whom two hundred and ten enlisted in Rhode Island regiments, and were therefore not credited to the quota of the town; notwithstanding this Blackstone filled all demands made upon it by the Government, and had a surplus of thirty-seven men at the end of the war. Ten were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money raised and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000.00), of which fourteen thousand were raised by private subscription.

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during

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