king the total of expenditure, $1,974,002.05. During the war the county contained one city and twenty-two towns, of which the following is the war record of each:—
Incorporated Nov. 27, 1719.
Population in 1860, 1,318; in 1865, 1,240.
Valuation in 1860, $474,259; in 1865, $463,951.
The selectmen in 1861 were Amos H. Holbrook, Alanson Bates, James A. Thayer; in 1862, Amos H. Holbrook, Savel Metcalf, Daniel J. Pickering; in 1863, Amos H. Holbrook, Martin Rockwood, Jr., Elisha Chase; in 1864, Daniel J. Pickering, Alanson Bates, Calvin Fairbanks; in 1865, Daniel J. Pickering, Alanson Bates, Benjamin W. Woodbury.
The town-clerk during all these years was Ruel F. Thayer.
The town-treasurer during the same period, Joseph T. Massey.
1861. The first town-meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held on the 4th of May, at which two thousand dollars were appropriated for the relief of the families of those who have gone or may go to fight the battles of our