. Chaffee, Lyman R. Norton, David Bates; in 1862, James C. Hinsdale, William M. Lewis, Alfred Peckham; in 1863, Watson E. Boise, Francis Bates, Eli A. Cross; in 1864, Samuel A. Bartholomew, William M. Lewis, H. D. Tinker; in 1865, William M. Lewis, Eli Osborne, George C. Collister.
The town-clerk and town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, was Norman V. Lewis; in 1865, B. B. Norton.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters connected with the war, was held on the 13th of May; at which D. P. Robinson, George C. Gibbs, and William E. Hinsdale were chosen to consider and report what action the town should take.
This committee reported as follows:—
Whereas the President of the United States has called for volunteers to assist the regularly constituted authorities in maintaining and executing the laws against armed traitors who are seeking the overthrow of the Federal Government,—
Resolved, That the citizens of Blandford, in town-meeting assembled, do reco