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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
1,586.12; in 1864, $1,238.52; in 1865, $704.14. Total amount, $4,760.13. Royalston Incorporated Feb. 16, 1765. Population in 1860, 1,486; in 1865, 1,441. Valuation in 1860, $823,257; in 1865, $711,872. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were William W. Clement, Richard Baker, Cyrus B. Reed; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, William W. Clement, Jeremiah A. Rich, Hiram Harrington. The town-clerk during all these years was Charles H. Newton. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1864 was Leonard Wheeler; in 1863, Obediah Walker; in 1865, I. T. Nichols. 1861. The first meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held April 30th, at which it was voted to raise the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, for fitting out volunteer soldiers of the town. Voted, to pay each volunteer ten dollars a month over and above his monthly Government pay. A committee of three was appointed to canvass the town for recruits. This was promptly, thoroughly, and successfully done. A committee was als