soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $374.60; in 1862, $1,927.80; in 1863, $2,693.88; in 1864, $2,064.80; in 1865, $1,100. Total amount, $8,161.08.
The Ladies' Soldiers-Aid Society was active in good works for the soldiers during the whole of the war.
Incorporated May 18, 1653.
Population in 1860, 1,932; in 1865, 1,767.
Valuation in 1860, $848,100; in 1865, $1,004,802.
The selectmen in 1861 were James Childs, Jeremiah Moore, Warren Davis; in 1862 and 1863, Jeremiah Moore, Jonathan Buttrick, S. R. Merrick; in 1864, George W. Howe, Jonathan Buttrick, S. R. Merrick; in 1865, Jonathan Buttrick, S. R. Merrick, L. L. Farwell.
The town-clerk during all the years of the war was I. L. S. Thompson.
The town-treasurer in 1861 was John W. Washburn; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, C. A. Pollard; in 1865, Solon Wilder.
1861. A large meeting of citizens was held on the 22d of April to consider matters relating to the war. The attack mad