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 the meeting held in April were confirmed, and the selectmen were directed to pay State aid to the families of volunteers as provided by law. They were also authorized to give additional aid to such families as in their judgment required it. 1862. March 3d, The aid to families of volunteers was continued. July 23d, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting for three years, and credited to the quota of the town. August 27th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service. October 17th, The treasurer, under the direction of the selectmen, was authorized to borrow money to pay bounties to volunteers. The whole subject of recruiting and paying bounties was referred to the selectmen. 1863. August 3d, The selectmen were authorized to pay State aid to the families of drafted men and substitutes the same as to families of volunteers. November 18th, The selectmen and one from each school-district were appointed a recruiting committee. An adjourned meeting was held on the 20th, when a committee was appointed to solicit subscriptions for a fund to be added to the bounties offered by the town to volunteers. 1864. Several meetings were held during this year to encourage recruiting, and to appropriate money to pay bounties, but nothing of special interest transpired. Westborough furnished three hundred and forty men for the war, which was a surplus of forty-five over and above all demands. Seventeen were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-three thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars ($23,920.00). The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,152.14; in 1862, $3,182.59; in 1863, $3,761.79; in 1864, $5,643.49; in 1865, $3,600.00. Total amount, $17,340.01. The ladies organized early in the war, and for four years were at work for the comfort of the soldiers. They raised large
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