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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 7: Franklin County. (search)
thousand six hundred and thirteen dollars and seventy-two cents. Deerfield Incorporated May 24, 1682. Population in 1860, 3,073; in 1865, 3,040. Valuation in 1860, $1,181,066; in 1865, $1,215,423. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Elisha Wells, Allen Mansfield, Philo Temple; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Dexter Childs, Charles Arms, George W. Jones. The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Charles Williams. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Asa Stebbins; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Elisha Wells. 1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters connected with the war, was held on the 2d of May, at which it was voted to choose a committee to raise volunteers for active military service. Sixteen hundred dollars were appropriated for uniforming and equipping all persons who should enlist from Deerfield; and twelve hundred dollars were voted for the support of their families while they were absent in the war. It was also voted to pay each volunteer belon
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 14: Suffolk County. (search)
ommon council, be transmitted to the respective families of the deceased. mayor's office, city Hall, Chelsea, June 21, 1862. To the city council; I have too long delayed notifying you officially of the presentation to the city, by Lieutenant-Colonel Wells of the First Massachusetts Regiment, of a musket taken from the redoubt near Yorktown, which was carried by Company H, on the 26th of April, 1862. Colonel Wells had command of the expedition, and he felt that as the Chelsea boys had the Colonel Wells had command of the expedition, and he felt that as the Chelsea boys had the honor of the exploit, and had also its fearful cost, so the city should retain possession of this memento. Yours truly, Frank B. Fay, Mayor. July 10th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars for the payment of bounties of seventy-five dollars to volunteers to fill the quota of Chelsea under the recent call of the President for more men. July 28th, The bounty to volunteers was increased to one hundred dollars, and the treasurer was authorized to bo