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[616] one hundred and five dollars to each volunteer who should enlist on or before the 5th of August to fill the quota of the town, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the bounties. August 25th, the bounty to volunteers was increased to one hundred and twenty-five dollars.

1863. March 2d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars to pay State aid to the families of volunteers.

1864. March 7th, A vote similar to the above was passed. April 18th, Five hundred dollars were appropriated for bounties and recruiting purposes. June 20th, Six hundred and twenty-five dollars were granted for recruits furnished in place of drafted men. August 15th, The sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars was fixed as the bounty to be paid by the town to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town.

1865. March 6th, One thousand dollars were voted for aid to families of volunteers. June 5th, Three thousand three hundred and seventy-two dollars were voted to reimburse citizens who had advanced money for recruiting purposes.

Boylston furnished eighty men for the war, which was a surplus of one over all demands made upon it, one of whom was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand six hundred and fifty-seven dollars ($10,657).

The amount of money paid by the town for State aid during the war to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $316.05; in 1862, $1,456.26; in 1863, $2,130.40; in 1864, $1,743.62; in 1865, $874.13. Total amount, $6,520.46.


Incorporated Nov. 12, 1718. Population in 1860, 2,276; in 1865, 2,106. Valuation in 1860, $765,765; in 1865, $973,359.

The selectmen in 1861 were Dwight Hyde, Henry L. Mellen, Calvin Hobbs, J. M. Gibson; in 1862, Dwight Hyde, Henry L. Mellen, Leonard Warren; in 1863, Henry L. Mellen, J. N. Vaughan, A. H. Moulton, William D. Millett, P. W. Hawes; in 1864 and 1865, A. H. Moulton, E. K. Pellet, J. N. Vaughan, J. N. Rogers, J. Hamant.

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