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‘  George Hodges, Jr., Samuel C. Paine, William E. Pease, Charles A. Angell, Ira Harrison, and Elisha M. Smith, in connection with the selectmen, were appointed to carry the foregoing vote into effect.’ November 8th, The town voted to pay the balance of board-bills due private individuals for boarding soldiers. 1862. July 30th, Voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to all men who had enlisted for three years service, and to all who should enlist within three days; to all those who should enlist within one week a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and to those who enlisted after that date a bounty of one hundred dollars, until the town's quota (thirty-eight) should be filled. August 27th, Voted, to pay each volunteer who ‘shall enlist during the week a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars, and all who enlist thereafter a bounty of one hundred dollars.’ 1863. April 6th, Voted to continue State aid to soldiers' families, and to pay aid to the families of drafted men. 1864. June 15, Voted, that provided there is a call for more troops front Oxford, to pay each and every man a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars when mustered into the service of the United States. Oxford furnished two hundred and ninety-three men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-seven over and above all demands. Eight were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-two thousand three hundred and seventy-two dollars and nine cents ($22,372.09). 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, $1,083.19; in 1862, $4,008.63; in 1863, $4,633.48; in 1864, $6,758.87; in 1865, $3,738.95. Total amount, $20,223.12.
John Patridge, Silas D. Harrington,
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