e selectmen in 1861 were William H. Newhall, George H. Sweetser, Josiah Starr; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, William H. Newhall, George H. Sweetser, Solomon Snow.
The town-clerk during all these years was William H. Newhall, and the town-treasurer during the same period was Julian D. Lawrence.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held on the 30th of April, at which Samuel Hawkes, William H. Newhall, George H. Sweetser, Josiah Starr, and Artemas Edmonds were chosen a committee to fix upon what compensation should be paid to citizens of the town when called into the military service, and for the support of their families while they are absent.
Five thousand dollars were appropriated, subject to the order of the committee.
If a sufficient number of citizens volunteer to form a military company, each member was to be furnished with a uniform and one of Colt's best revolvers; the cost not to exceed one thousand dollars.
1862. July 23