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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
76.23. Foxborough Incorporated June 10, 1778. Population in 1860,2,879; in 1865,2,769. Valuation in 1860, $1,287,735; in 1865, $1,284,524. The selectmen in 1861 were Freedom Guild, Jeremiah M. Shepard, James Capen; 1862 and 1863, Elisha White, Jr., Ezra Carpenter, Jeremiah M. Shepard; in 1864 and 1865, Elisha White, Jr., Ezra Carpenter, William H. Thomas. The town-clerk during all these years was William H. Thomas. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Richard Carpenter; in 186Elisha White, Jr., Ezra Carpenter, William H. Thomas. The town-clerk during all these years was William H. Thomas. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Richard Carpenter; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Robert W. Kerr. 1861. On the first call of the President for militia in April, Foxborough, at twelve hours notice, sent forward Company F, Fourth Regiment Massachusetts Militia, to Boston, to take its place in the regimental line; and next day it was on its way to Fortress Monroe, Virginia. May 4th, A town-meeting was held, at which it was voted to authorize the treasurer to borrow ten thousand dollars, to be known as the war fund. The meeting also voted to appoint a comm