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[123] means to fill the quota of the town upon the call of the President for three hundred thousand men for nine months service. The treasurer was authorized to borrow eight hundred dollars.

1863. July 27th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow five hundred dollars for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers.

1864. April 2d, Voted, to raise two thousand dollars to refund to citizens money which they had subscribed and paid to aid recruiting and to fill the quotas of the town. The assessors were directed to assess a tax for that purpose. The treasurer was authorized to borrow eight hundred dollars ‘to complete the quota of the town under the last call of the President for more men.’ June 25th, The bounty to each volunteer who should enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town, was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars. The treasurer was authorized to borrow, not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, to pay the same. August 3d, Voted, to borrow an additional sum of twenty-five hundred dollars for the payment of bounties.

1865. At a special meeting held on the 19th of June, the town voted to refund the money which had been contributed by individual citizens to encourage recruiting; and, ‘the war being over,’ voted that the sum be raised by direct taxation.

The selectmen in 1866 reported that Berkley had furnished sixty-eight men for the war; but as the town furnished its quota upon every call of the President, and at the end of the war had a surplus of six over and above all demands, the number furnished was probably about eighty-three. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand six hundred and seventy-five dollars and fifty-nine cents ($10,675.59).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $287.14; in 1862, $981.50; in 1863, $1,191.43; in 1864, $938.66; in 1865, $434.18. Total amount in four years, $3,832.91.

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