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 name of each volunteer be entered upon the records of the town. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money, and a committee of three was appointed to canvass the town for volunteers. August 18th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each inhabitant of the town who shall enlist for nine months. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money and pay State aid to the families of nine-months volunteers. 1863. March—, The selectmen were authorized to continue the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers. April 6th, Voted, to appropriate thirty-five hundred dollars ‘to defray the expense of removing to their homes the bodies of those soldiers who have died or may die in the service of the Federal Government, provided the friends of the deceased request it.’ 1864. March meeting, The selectmen ‘were instructed to furnish such aid to families of volunteers as will be reimbursed by the State.’ April 25th, Voted, to grant seven hundred and fifty dollars to pay bounties to five recruits. August 1st, The selectmen were authorized to pay one hundred and twenty-five dollars to any person liable to draft who furnished a substitute; also, to keep on recruiting, and to pay the same bounty until March 1, 1865, and to borrow money to pay the same. 1865. March—, Voted, to furnish State aid to the families of volunteers during the present year, as formerly. May 29th, Voted, to raise five thousand dollars by taxation within three years to refund money contributed by individuals to pay bounties to volunteers during the past year, and ‘that the selectmen borrow the whole amount for the present.’ Shrewsbury furnished one hundred and seventy-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was sixteen thousand six hundred and sixty-three dollars and ninety cents ($16,663.90). The amount of money paid for State aid to soldiers' families by the town during the war, and afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $315.34; in 1862,
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