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Resolved, That we heartily endorse the recent legislation of Congress whereby a bill ‘to suppress insurrection, to punish treason and rebellion, to use and confiscate the property of rebels, and for other purposes,’ has become the law of the land; and, believing it can be used as the most efficient means to overthrow rebellion and restore peace to the country, we hereby invoke the President to carry the same into full and immediate effect.

August 19th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for nine months and be credited to the quota of the town. Money was voted to pay the same.

1863. April 6th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, as provided by law. December 12th, A committee of one from each school-district was chosen to aid the selectmen in filling the quota of the town under the recent call of the President for three hundred thousand men. State aid was directed to be paid to the families of drafted men.

1864. May 28th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow four thousand dollars to pay bounties to volunteers who may enlist and be credited to the town on any call of the President prior to March 1, 1865. November 23d, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer, to continue to recruit men, and to borrow whatever amount of money they may require for the purpose.

Mendon furnished one hundred and thirty-two men for the war, which was a surplus of sixteen over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was nineteen thousand six hundred and ninety-five dollars ($19,695.00).

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, $207.33; in 1862, $1,869.21; in 1863, $2,341.67; in 1864, $2,428.21; in 1865, $2,300.00. Total amount, $9,146.42.

The ladies of Mendon did their full share of good work for the soldiers during the whole period of the war.

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