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 selectmen were authorized to recruit men from any other place, and pay a bounty of one hundred dollars. The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay bounties and to provide aid for the families of the soldiers. August 22d, A bounty of two hundred and fifty dollars was authorized to be paid to each volunteer belonging to the town who should enlist to the credit of the town in the nine months service. The treasurer was directed to borrow money to pay the same: 1863. November 3d, Four hundred dollars were appropriated for State aid to soldiers' families. December 30th, Voted, that two persons be chosen to aid the selectmen in obtaining recruits. 1864. March 5th, The bounty for volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars. The selectmen were requested to keep on recruiting ‘without one day's delay;’ and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the bounties. July 2d, The selectmen were directed to continue to recruit volunteers for the town until the 1st of March, 1865, in anticipation of any future call for men by the President of the United States, the bounty not to exceed one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer. The treasurer was authorized to borrow money. 1865. March 6th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow one thousand dollars to pay State aid to the families of volunteers during the year. Boxford furnished ninety-two men for the war, which was a surplus of five over and above all demands. There were no commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand seven hundred and fifty-six dollars and thirty-five cents ($10,756.35). The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to the families of volunteers, and which was afterwards repaid to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $367.60; in 1862, $1,170.00; in 1863, $1,184.00; in 1864, $1,097.71; in 1865, $1,150.00. Total amount, $4,969.31. The ladies of Boxford were active all through the war in
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