May 22, 1661.
Population in 1860, 2,104; in 1865, 2,246.
Valuation in 1860, $1,249,679; in 1865, $1,279,320.
The selectmen in 1861 were R. M. Montague, Enos E. Cook, Thomas Reynolds; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, John S. Bell, L. N. Granger, J. S. Smith; in 1865, L. N. Granger, Francis Edson, Horace Cook.
The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was William S. Chipman.
1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held on the third of May, at which it was—
Resolved, That while we lament the necessity of the present war against the sister States of our Republic, we are fixed in the determination by all the money and means in our power to support it until we obtain an honorable peace.
It was then voted to raise fifteen hundred dollars to purchase uniforms for such volunteers, as may enlist from Hadley, either native or adopted citizens, for at least three months; also, fifteen hundred dollars to pay to each volunteer