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for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $69.84; in 1862, $820.67; in 1863, $1,971.13; in 1864, $1,351.29; in 1865, $1,056.52. Total in four years, $5,269.45.
The ladies of Norton held several fairs to raise money for the benefit of the soldiers, and during the whole of the war were at work making garments and other comfortable things for them, which were forwarded at different times.
Incorporated April 2, 1731.
Population in 1860, 1,746; in 1865, 1,868.
Valuation in 1860, $1,030,743; in 1865, $1,115,026.
The selectmen in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, were Henry H. Crane, Enoch Robinson, John D. G. Williams; in 1865, Henry H. Crane, Enoch Robinson, Thomas B. Johnson.
The town clerk and treasurer during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, was Samuel Jones; in 1865, Dennis Rockwell.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held on the 30th of Apr