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[190] November 4th, Five hundred dollars were appropriated ‘for the benefit of disabled and discharged volunteers and their families, living in this town.’

1863. Nothing of general interest appears to have been done during this year. Recruiting was continued, and bounties were paid to volunteers.

1864. April 26th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who has been mustered into the military service to the credit of the town since the 1st of April. June 28th, Voted, to pay the same bounty till Jan. 1, 1865. November 14th, The town ratified the action of the selectmen in paying a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars each to ten men who had enlisted for one year; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money.

1865. June 3d, Voted, to ‘reimburse the money paid by voluntary subscription towards filling the quota of the town.’ The same to be paid Oct. 1, 1865.

Georgetown furnished one hundred and ninety-four men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-six over and above all demands. Six were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-four thousand two hundred and seventeen dollars and ninety-nine cents ($24,217.99).

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 afterwards repaid to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,470.87; in 1862, $4,720,42; in 1863, $5,597.60; in 1864, $5,185.50; in 1865, $3,850.00. Total amount, $20,824.39.

The ladies' sewing-circle connected with the Orthodox Congregational Church were untiring in their efforts. The treasurer, Mrs. William S. Horner, informs us that ‘early in the autumn of 1861 the ladies commenced knitting socks and mittens, making shirts, &c. The first contribution was sent to the Sanitary Commission, and about the same time we forwarded two boxes to the Nineteenth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers; and as many as twenty smaller packages were sent by individuals on ’

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