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[170] dollars, and the inhabitants of Tisbury to have until the 27th inst. ‘to come forward and fill the quota,’ which if not then filled, the committee shall procure the men elsewhere; and the committee were ‘to make this their special duty, and receive a reasonable compensation.’ It was also voted ‘that, if a man enlists in the town, and is rejected by the examining officer, his expenses shall be paid by the town.’

1863. A special town-meeting was held on the 22d of July, at which the treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the treasurer of the Commonwealth, as provided in the act ‘to provide for the reimbursements of bounties paid volunteers.’

1864. Several meetings were held during this year, to devise ways and means to procure volunteers, and provide for the payment of State aid to their families; also, to repay those citizens for money which they had advanced, to assist in filling the quota of the town.

By the return made by the selectmen in 1866, Tisbury furnished eighty-eight men for the war, which must have meant only the number belonging to the town in the military service, as it filled its quota upon every call of the President. Tisbury had no surplus, but it furnished the exact number required of it, which must have been about one hundred and seventy. None were commissioned officers in the military service. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-two thousand six hundred and twenty-one dollars ($22,621.00).

The amount of money raised and expended during the years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $54.12; in 1862, $509.20; in 1863, $1,312.78; in 1864, $1,170.88; in 1865, $650.00. Total amount, $3,696.98.

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