their comfort, including domestic cordials.
Incorporated Oct. 18, 1654.
Population in 1860, 6,788; in 1865, 7,927.
Valuation in 1860, $3,689,965; in 1865, $4,789,965.
The selectmen in 1861 were John B. Graves, Sylvester S. Wright, Haynes K. Starkweather, Jr., John F. Warner, Nathaniel Day; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, John B. Graves, John F. Warner, Nathaniel Day, Haynes K. Starkweather, Jr., Emery B. Wells.
The town-clerk during all the years of the war was A. Perry Peck.
The town-treasurer during the same period was Ansel Wright.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 26th of April, at which the Hon. Erastus Hopkins offered the following preamble and resolutions, which were adopted:—
Whereas the President of the United States has made a recent call upon various States for quotas of militia; and whereas the militia of this town are liable under said call to be mustered by His Excellency the Go