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[652] ‘to be paid when mustered into the service of the United States.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow money, and ten more persons were added to the war committee.

1863. March 16th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay aid to the families of volunteers, and the selectmen were directed to assist the families ‘as they shall think best from the treasury of the town.’ Frequent meetings were held this year in the town hall to encourage recruiting, and considerable sums of money were raised by private subscription to pay bounties.

1864. March 30th, Voted, to raise forty-four hundred dollars to refund money advanced by citizens to pay bounties to volunteers. Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist and be credited to the quota of the town. Another meeting was held on the 22d of June at which the same amount of bounty was voted to be paid.

1865. May 30th, Voted, to raise money to reimburse those citizens who have made advancements to pay bounties the past year.

Millbury furnished three hundred and forty-six men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-six over and above all demands. Seven were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-five thousand nine hundred and thirty dollars and seventy-four cents ($35,930.74).

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, $752.92; in 1862, $3,291.70; in 1863, $4,835.37; in 1864, $6,796.60; in 1865, $4,000.00. Total amount, $19,676.56.

‘Although there was no organized soldiers-aid society in Millbury, the ladies of the different religious societies in town were not behind the ladies of other towns in their labors for the soldiers,—making and sending clothing and supplies to the hospitals for the sick; taking work from the “Soldiers' rest” at Worcester, and at all times ready to answer the frequent calls of patriotism made upon them.’

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