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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
$2,076.08; in 1865, $753.45. Total amount, $7,775.68. The ladies were very active in behalf of the soldiers all through the war, and contributed $525.00 in money, and about $1,200.00 worth of clothing, hospital stores, &c., to the good cause. Winchendon Incorporated June 14, 1764. Population in 1860, 2,624; in 1865, 2,802. Valuation in 1860, $1,035,229; in 1865, $1,160,952. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Oliver Adams, J. B. Sawyer, George B. Raymond; in 1863 and 1864, Bethuel Ellis, George B. Raymond, William Beaman; in 1865, George B. Raymond, John D. Howard, M. B. White. The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Webster Whitney. The town-treasurer in 1861 was William Brown, 2d; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, John H. Fairbanks; in 1865, Anson B. Smith. 1861. On the receipt of the news of the fall of Fort Sumter meetings were held on the 15th and 16th of April, and speeches were made by leading citizens. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters r