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1861. November 5th, The treasurer, under the direction of the selectmen, was authorized to pay State aid to the families of soldiers, as provided by law.

1862. July 30th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty not exceeding one hundred dollars to each of four men who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town. The treasurer was directed to borrow four hundred dollars to pay the same. August 30th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer for nine. months' service to fill the quota of the town. The treasurer was directed to borrow the money. Voted, that whenever any of our soldiers shall be sent to hospital, and the selectmen ascertain that ‘they need extra nursing, they shall furnish it at the expense of the town.’

1863. Nothing of importance in relation to the war was done by the town during this year.

1864. April 4th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist and be credited to the quotas of the town under the pending calls of the President for more men, and to reimburse individuals who had paid bounties from their own means. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the same. June 11th, A bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars was authorized to be paid to each volunteer, and to each person who shall put a substitute into the service, when satisfactory evidence is furnished the selectmen that they have entered the military service and have been credited to the quota of the town. This was continued until the end of the war.

Holland, according to the return made by the selectmen in 1866, furnished twenty eight men for the war, which was less than the actual number by at least twenty, as the town had at the end of the war a surplus of four over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was one thousand one hundred and seventy-five dollars ($1,175.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and which was

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