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e no conscriptions; and therefore a draft upon her citizens, in order to meet the second call of the Commander-in-chief for troops, should be avoided at every reasonable sacrifice, as well as by energetic and legitimate action.
1863. Nothing of special interest appears to have been done, in legal town-meeting, in regard to the war during this year, although the selectmen continued to recruit volunteers, and to pay State aid to soldiers' families.
1864. At a town-meeting held on the 23d of April, the following resolution was passed:—
Resolved, That we do hereby exonerate our selectmen from the contumely cast upon them by the writer of an article that appears in the Republican Standard of Feb. 25, 1864, entitled Recruiting in Westport, and still retain the utmost confidence in them as gentlemen of ability and integrity, and hereby tender them our sincere thanks and approbation for their energy and faithfulness in carrying out the instructions (adopted at the various meetings
1863, $1,530.41; in 1864, $1,301.01; in 1865, $900.00. Total amount, $5,129.45.
Incorporated Oct. 24, 1713.
Population in 1860, 3,195; in 1865, 3,223.
Valuation in 1860, $1,210,746; in 1865, $1,251,393.
The selectmen in 1861 were Joel P. Adams, William Daniels, Simeon Fisher; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, William Daniels, Simeon Fisher, Clark Patridge.
The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was A. M. B. Fuller.
1861. A citizens' meeting was held April 23d which was largely attended, at which several gentlemen made patriotic speeches.
April 29th, A legal town-meeting was held, at which M. M. Fisher made a report representing the state of the country, and the duty of loyal men to stand by the Government and the Constitution, closing with several excellent resolutions, of which we select the following:—
Resolved, By the citizens of Medway, that we cherish with unalterable devotion the Constitution adopted by our Fathers, and will inflexib