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1864. May 2d, The town bounty was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars for volunteers for three years, and so remained until the end of the war, to which time recruiting was continued.

Uxbridge furnished two hundred and ninety men for the war, and at the end had a surplus of seventeen over and above all demands. Three 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 thousand two hundred dollars and sixteen cents ($20,200.16). About ten thousand dollars were contributed by private subscription to encourage enlistments, which has never been reimbursed by the town.

The amount of money paid by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $590.42; in 1862, $3,344.89; in 1863, $3,947.84; in 1864, $4,250.56; in 1865, $2,500.00. Total amount, $14,633.71.

The ladies of Uxbridge did a great deal of good work for the soldiers all through the war.


Incorporated Jan. 16, 1741. Population in 1860, 2,107; in 1865, 2,205. Valuation in 1860, $914,797; in 1865, $985,109.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were William A. Patrick, Daniel Russell, Joseph Ramsdell; in 1863, Daniel Russell, Charles L. Carter, Danforth Keyes; in 1864, Daniel Russell, Samuel L. Fiske, Columbus C. Orcutt; in 1865, William A. Patrick, Samuel R. Burroughs, Giles Blodgett.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer since 1856 to the present time (1871), Samuel E. Blair.

1861. The first meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 2d of May, at which Calvin Cutter, Dwight Ellis, and Asa Patrick were appointed to consider and report what action the town should take in the existing emergency. They reported a series of resolutions which were substantially as follows: That four thousand dollars be appropriated to sustain a military company now being organized for the defence of

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