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[685] in the service the pay should be continued to his family for a period of three months. A committee was appointed to carry the votes of the town into effect, and the selectmen were authorized to borrow a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. The town-clerk was directed to send a copy of the votes to the town-clerk of Phillipston. July 12th, The town voted to pay State aid to the families of volunteers as provided by an act of the Legislature.

1862. April 7th, The selectmen were authorized to pay transportation upon articles sent from ‘the town to the seat of war for hospital purposes.’ July 19th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to volunteers (not exceeding thirty) enlisting to the credit of the town for three years. August 21st, Voted, to pay the same bounty to men who enlist for nine months service to fill the quota of the town. November 4th, Voted, to abate the poll tax to all volunteers belonging to Templeton who have received no bounty from the town. December 4th, The town authorized the selectmen to pay the above-named bounties to all volunteers enlisting to the credit of the town upon all calls for men made or to be made by the President.

1864. April 13th, The bounty was raised to one hundred and twenty-five dollars. June 14th, The selectmen were authorized to pay that amount of bounty to each volunteer credited to the town upon whatever calls for men the President may make, and to borrow money necessary to pay the same. This rule continued to the end of the war.

Templeton furnished three hundred and forty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-seven over and above all demands. Twenty-two were commissioned officers. The amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty thousand eight hundred and forty-seven dollars and fifty-two cents($20,847.52). In addition to this $12,985.00 were raised by private contributions.

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, $1,550.37; in 1862, $5,514.64; in 1863, $6,204.07; in 1864, $4,782.36; in 1865, $2,999.33. Total amount, $21,050.77.


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