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Incorporated Feb. 22, 1809.
Population in 1860, 606; in 1865, 592.
Valuation in 1860, $273,648; in 1865, $278,647.
The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863, were David Morey, Oliver Chapin, Russell Richmond; in 1864, Henry Sheldon, Edward Denison, Zadock King; in 1865, Henry Sheldon, Zadock King, A. J. Denison.
The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was E. Wing Parker.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held September 24th, at which David Morey presented the following preamble and resolutions:—
Whereas, certain young men of our town have come forward promptly at the call of their country, and offered their services for the defence of its institutions and honor; and as the circumstances under which they have so offered themselves plainly show them to be actuated by motives of the loftiest patriotism, every one of whom has left behind a comfortable home and fond parents, brothers, and sisters, for the h