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‘  to aid the families of said volunteers while in actual service; also to pay each volunteer one dollar a day, not exceeding thirty days, for time spent in drilling.’ Hazen O. Bean, Jeremiah Robinson, Joseph Dudley, Luke S. Farnunm, and Hiram Wing were joined with the selectmen to carry the vote into effect. 1862. July 26th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service who shall enlist and be credited to the quota of the town. Voted, that an additional sum of fifty dollars be paid to volunteers who shall enlist in the regiments now in the field on or before the 15th of August. A committee of one from each school-district was appointed ‘to solicit the enlistment of volunteers.’ August 27th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting for nine months; the bounty to be paid when the man was mustered in and credited to the town; the treasurer was authorized to borrow money for the purpose. October 11th, The bounty to nine-months men was increased fifty dollars, and the bounty for three-years volunteers was raised to two hundred dollars, and a sufficient amount of money was appropriated for these purposes. 1863. November 3d, Voted, ‘that the families of conscripts, disabled soldiers, and those who have died in the service of the United States be placed on the same footing as regards State aid as the families of volunteers.’ 1864. April 9th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the quota of the town for three years service ‘under the recent call of the President.’ 1865. August 5th, ‘Voted, to refund the money to all individuals who have paid money’ to aid recruiting. Northbridge furnished three hundred and eleven men for the war, which was a surplus of seventeen over and above all demands. Five were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was fifteen thousand four hundred and seven dollars and ten cents ($15,407.10). The amount of money paid by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth,
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