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[86] On the 5th of October, several of the citizens having been drafted, and each having paid three hundred dollars commutation-money, the town voted ‘that it is right and just that this burden should be equally and ratably divided among the inhabitants of the town, and not be permitted to fall upon a few individuals, some of whom are ill able to bear it.’ It was then voted that three hundred dollars be paid to each of the drafted men who had paid commutation to that amount.

1864. On the 11th of April twelve hundred dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid. On the 31st of May the selectmen were authorized to borrow money, and to pay to each person who furnishes a substitute, and has him credited to the quota of Lenox, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars. June 16th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow money to reimburse citizens for money contributed by them to encourage enlistments to fill the quotas of the town under the last two calls of the President for men. December 17th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow three thousand dollars to pay bounties.

1865. Two meetings were held April 3d and 15th, at which thirty-eight hundred dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families. June 20th, The selectmen were authorized to raise money, and pay each citizen the money which he had contributed to pay bounties and encourage recruiting during the war.

The selectmen in 1866 reported that Lenox furnished one hundred and sixty men for the war, which, exclusive of those who paid commutation, is about the correct number. Lenox at the end of the war had a surplus of sixteen, over and above all demands. Seven were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fourteen thousand six hundred and forty-two dollars and fifty-seven cents ($14,642.57).

The amount raised and expended during the four years of the war for State aid to the families of soldiers, and which was afterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $982.89; in 1863, $2,516.55; in 1864,

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