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 August 16th, An additional sum of seventy-five dollars was voted to be paid to each volunteer who enlisted to fill the first quota of the town. September 1st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist in the military service for nine months, and be credited to the quota of the town. At a meeting held on the 25th of September, the bounty was increased to one hundred and fifty dollars. 1863. At a meeting held on the 2d of March, five thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families; and on the 17th of October Rev. Enoch Sanford, Cassander Gilmore, Charles T. Robinson, Sylvanus Makepeace, Enoch King, Ober S. Wilber, John Hanscom, and Theodore Dean were chosen to assist the selectmen in recruiting volunteers to fill the quota of the town. 1864. At the annual town-meeting held March 7th, an appropriation was made for the payment of State aid; and on the 4th of April the town voted ‘to continue recruiting, and to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town;’ this to continue until March, 1865. Another town-meeting was held on the 30th of July, at which the selectmen were authorized to pay the same bounty to men who enlist in the navy. This was continued until the end of the war. Raynham, according to the return made by the selectmen in 1866, furnished two hundred and nine men for the war, which we regard as about fifteen more than was actually credited, as at the end of the war the town had, after filling its quota upon every call made, a surplus of eighteen men. Four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-two thousand four hundred and forty-nine dollars and fifty-three cents ($22,449.53). The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to the families of enlisted men, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,120.74; in 1862,
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