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‘ [146] into the service of the country in this town within ten days, to be paid when properly mustered in and credited, the number not to exceed twenty-two.’ On the 23d of August the town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, who is credited to the quota of the town.

1863. No action appears to have been taken by the town, in its corporate capacity, in relation to the war during this year, although recruiting went on, and the payment of State aid to the soldiers' families continued as before.

1864. At the regular yearly meeting held April 4th, the town voted ‘to raise twenty-six hundred and twenty-five dollars by taxation, for the purpose of procuring the quota of volunteers called for from the town of Norton by the President Oct. 17, 1863, and Feb. 1, 1864, and for paying and refunding money which has already been paid and contributed in aid of and for the above purpose.’ Another meeting was held on the 11th of June, when it was voted “to raise fifteen hundred dollars for the purpose of paying for the town's quota called for by the President March 4, 1864.”

1865. The war being over, a special town-meeting was held June 24th, at which it was voted ‘to raise by taxation four thousand dollars for paying and refunding money contributed by individuals in aid of and for the purpose of filling the quota of the town of Norton under any requisition, order, or call of the President or War Department of the United States during the year 1864.’

Norton furnished, according to the return made by the selectmen in 1866, one hundred and eighty-one men for the war, which we believe to have been the exact number, as at the end of the contest Norton had a surplus of twenty-five over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-three thousand one hundred and eleven dollars and thirteen cents ($33,111.13).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families,

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