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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 9: Hampshire County. (search)
1,040,313; in 1865, $1,103,491. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Hiram Smith, Jr., Broughton Alvord, Thomas M. Nash; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Hiram Smith, Jr., Broughton Alvord, Byron Smith. The town-clerk and town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863, was David Turner ; Mr. Turner was town-clerk and town-treasurer twenty-three years. in 1864 and 1865, Joseph Bardwell. 1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 2d of May, at which Ezra Allen and Paoli Lathrop were, with the selectmen, appointed a committee to endeavor to raise and drill a military company, to arm and equip such persons belonging to South Hadley as may volunteer into the military service, to make all proper and necessary provision for the comfortable maintenance of their families, to aid and assist the Government as far as practicable in a vigorous prosecution of the war, and to borrow upon the credit of the town not exceeding five thousand dollars, which sum s