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[230] in the disbursement of the money which the treasurer was authorized to borrow.

1862. July 28th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years within twenty days, and be credited to the town. August 25th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer for nine months service. The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money.

1863. November 30th, The selectmen were requested to call a public meeting ‘at the earliest evening practicable, at Union Hall, and procure gentlemen to address said meeting in relation to filling our quota, and to ascertain and report whether the town can legally offer pecuniary inducement for persons to volunteer their services for suppressing the present Rebellion.’

1864. March 8th, Voted, ‘to raise one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each recruit who shall enlist on or before the 15th of June next to fill our quota.’ June 20th, The selectmen were requested ‘to go on and recruit as fast as possible.’ July 5th, Voted, to pay the same bounty to each volunteer who shall enlist as a part of the quota of the town prior to March 5, 1865, under any call of the President.

North Andover furnished two hundred and seventy-three men for the war, which was a surplus of fifteen over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was forty thousand seven hundred and ninety-five dollars and ten cents ($40,795.10).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town in the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers during the four years of the war, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $759.82; in 1862, $2,975.99; in 1863, $3,981.52; in 1864, $3,219.61; in 1865, $2,000.00. Total amount, $12,936.94.


Incorporated Feb. 27, 1840. Population in 1860, 3,237; in 1865, 3,367. Valuation in 1860, $1,320,335; in 1865, $1,279,717.

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