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on in 1860, $2,948,785; in 1865, $2,434,270.
The selectmen in 1861 were Jireh Sherman, Abraham C. White, John W. Baker; in 1862, Jireh Sherman, Calvin K. Turner, 2d, Richard Lapham; in 1863, Jireh Sherman, Richard Lapham, Loring Ashley; in 1864 and 1865, Jireh Sherman, Calvin K. Turner, 2d, Richard Lapham.
The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all of these years was William Barker, Jr.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held on the 16th of May; at which the following preamble and resolutions were read, and unanimously adopted:—
Whereas the Government of the United States is now engaged in a struggle for national existence, popular liberty, the perpetuity of the Constitution, and the supremacy of the laws against the myrmidons of slavery, and the enemies of popular liberty, therefore—
Resolved, That as patriots, and friends of the Constitution and the National Government and our righteous institutions, we, the people of D