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 to fill the quota of the town. November 4th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow two hundred and forty dollars for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families. 1863. March 2d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow, not exceeding five hundred and sixty dollars, for the payment of State aid; and on the 3d of November he was authorized to borrow ‘sufficient to supply any deficiency during the year.’ 1864. March 7th and March 30th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow money for State aid to soldiers' families. June 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer for three years service, in anticipation of another call of the President for more men; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow one thousand dollars to pay the same. 1865. May 20th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow whatever amount of money was necessary for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers during the year. Rowe furnished sixty-five men for the war, which was a surplus of three 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 four thousand three hundred and sixty-seven dollars ($4,367.00). The amount of money raised and expended by the town for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers during the years of the war, and which was afterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $452.96; in 1863, $651.20; in 1864, $834.73; in 1865, $800.00. Total amount, $2,738.89. The ladies of Rowe early in the war formed a Soldiers' Aid Society, which ‘contributed to the United-States army through the Sanitary Commission largely, in proportion to their means and numbers.’
E. M. Whitney, Pliny Fisk,
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