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[306] to exceed nine thousand dollars. It was also voted to refund the poll-tax to all three-years volunteers ‘that have paid on last year's tax.’ September 28th, Voted, ‘to pay and adjust the proportion of town bounty tax according to the provisions of the 9th section of chapter 218 of the Acts of 1863, and raise money for the same.’

1864. March 21st, Voted, to refund to individuals the amounts subscribed by them for paying bounties to volunteers, ‘except so much as was lost by desertion, and non-acceptance.’ May 23d, Voted, to pay every man who shall be drafted and accepted ‘under the present call for fifty-two men, and shall go himself or furnish a substitute, one hundred and twenty-five dollars.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow money for the purpose. June 10th, Voted, ‘to raise a sum not to exceed three hundred dollars to each volunteer that shall be accepted,’ one hundred and seventy-five dollars of which to be paid in money, and one hundred and twenty-five dollars in notes of the town.

1865. March 20th, Voted, to continue aid to the families of volunteers, and the treasurer to borrow eight thousand dollars for that purpose. August 12th, The treasurer was directed to borrow, not to exceed ten thousand dollars, to refund to each resident of the town the amount contributed by him to fill the quota of the town in 1864; also, ‘for commutation money paid by him,’ not to exceed three hundred dollars to any one person; that persons who were drafted and sent substitutes, or who were drafted and went to the war, shall receive the same as those who paid commutation; also, that one hundred and twenty-five dollars be paid to each re-enlisted veteran who was credited to the town and has not received town bounty.

Holyoke furnished five hundred and thirty-three men for the war, which was a surplus of four over and above all demands. Fifteen were commissioned officers. The total amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-four thousand and forty-seven dollars and ninety-one cents ($34,047.91).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers during the

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