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[42] one hundred and fifty dollars. The treasurer was authorized to borrow ten thousand dollars to pay bounties and expenses of recruiting. November 30th, Twenty-five hundred dollars were authorized to be borrowed ‘to pay charges and assist in recruiting fifty men.’

1864. March 16th, The selectmen were directed to pay each volunteer belonging to that town one hundred dollars, who has not already received a bounty; also to borrow money to pay State aid to the families of soldiers. June 21st, Voted, that to each drafted man who furnished a substitute there be paid not exceeding three hundred dollars, if he was credited to fill the quota of the town. Several other meetings were held during the year, at which means were taken to recruit men and furnish State aid for the families of soldiers.

1865. November 7th, Voted, ‘that the selectmen be authorized to treat all widows in town, whose husbands have fallen in the war, with due and especial benevolence; and those who have no house, to see that they have a home outside of the almshouse.’

Harwich furnished three hundred and forty-one men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-nine over and above all demands. Four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid to soldiers' families, was forty-two thousand five hundred and sixty dollars and two cents ($42,560.02).

The amount raised and expended by the town for aid to the families of soldiers, and afterwards repaid by the State, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $736.38; in 1863, $1,276.69; in 1864, $5,159.92; in 1865, $4,374.00. Total in four years, $11,462.99.

The ladies of Harwich ‘did a great deal for the soldiers all through the war,’ and especially those attached to the several religious societies,—the ministers acting as shipping agents. Many meetings were held, at which under-clothing, lint, bandages, and other necessary articles, were made, which were sent to the army hospitals.

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