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 from taxation their property, while in the service; also, to assess a tax of one dollar upon each poll, ‘for the benefit of the volunteers, in addition to their bounty;’ also, to pay each volunteer ‘ten dollars in advance, and the balance when mustered in and credited.’ At a meeting held on the 8th of September, it was voted to pay the same amount of bounty to volunteers who enlist, and are credited, in the nine months service; and on the 15th of November the selectmen were authorized to pay the same amount of money to men who may be drafted, belonging to the town. 1863. At the town-meeting held on the 11th of April, it was voted to raise one thousand dollars for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers; and on the 13th of November the selectmen were directed to continue the payment of State aid to the families of deceased soldiers. 1864. At a meeting held on the 28th of March, ‘the chairman of the selectmen was directed to go to Boston and ascertain if the quota of the town on the previous calls had been filled ;’ and that ‘he be authorized to secure volunteers to fill all calls up to the present time, if they can be obtained at a reasonable rate.’ On the 6th of June the town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars ‘to each recruit who enlists to the credit of the town, up to March next.’ 1865. At a meeting held on the 13th of March, the town voted to raise one thousand dollars for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers; and the selectmen were directed to continue recruiting, ‘to keep the quota of the town always full.’ Savoy furnished about ninety-five men for the war, which was a surplus of ten over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, and including $2,466.84 raised by private subscription, was nine thousand two hundred and forty-one dollars and sixty-three cents ($9,241.63). The amount of money raised and expended during the four years of the war for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers, and which was afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth,
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