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their own means to pay bounties and encourage recruiting.
The amount of money raised for the payment of aid to soldiers' families, and afterwards refunded by the State, was as follows: In 1861, $6.00; in 1862, $383.46; in 1863, $877.96; in 1864, $802.80; in 1865, $258.58. Total amount in four years, $2,328.81.
Incorporated June 16, 1763.
Population in 1860, 2,322; in 1865, 2,298.
Valuation in 1860, $617,596; in 1865, $700,165.
The selectmen from February, 1861, to February, 1864, were Edward Hopkins, Robert G. Paine, Jeremiah Hawes.
In 1864, Mr. Hawes retired from office; and Jonathan Chipman was elected in his place, who with the others remained in office until February, 1865.
The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Noah Swett.
1861. Several members of the Third Regiment Massachusetts Militia, which left the State April 17th and arrived at Fortress Monroe, Va., on the 20th, belonged to Wellfleet.
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