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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 9: Hampshire County. (search)
. Population in 1860, 1,085; in 1865, 980. Valuation in 1860, $354,219; in 1865, $342,842. The selectmen in 1861 were Nathan Orcutt, William H. Mitchell, Charles Harlow; in 1862, Nathan Orcutt, John C. Reed, Charles Harlow; in 1863 and 1864, N. F. Orcutt, Charles Harlow, John C. Reed; in 1865, L. J. Orcutt, L. E. Dawes, C. M.Charles Harlow; in 1863 and 1864, N. F. Orcutt, Charles Harlow, John C. Reed; in 1865, L. J. Orcutt, L. E. Dawes, C. M. Tillson. The town-clerk during all these years was Almon Mitchell. The town-treasurer during the same period was William Packard. 1861. The first town-meeting at which action was taken in regard to the war was held August 31st, which voted to raise five hundred dollars in aid of families of such citizens as had or might hCharles Harlow, John C. Reed; in 1865, L. J. Orcutt, L. E. Dawes, C. M. Tillson. The town-clerk during all these years was Almon Mitchell. The town-treasurer during the same period was William Packard. 1861. The first town-meeting at which action was taken in regard to the war was held August 31st, which voted to raise five hundred dollars in aid of families of such citizens as had or might hereafter volunteer in the United-States service. 1862. A meeting was held July 28th, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer to fill the quota of the town, the number required being fourteen. Almon Mitchell who had been town-clerk since 1855, and all through the war, writes, that the ab