lation in 1860, 645; in 1865, 1,173.
This increase of population was chiefly caused by the recommencement of work on the Hoosac Tunnel. Valuation in 1860, $119,316; in 1865, $152,523.
The selectmen in 1861 were S. A. Kemp, William White, E. W. Thatcher; in 1862, S. A. Kemp, E. W. Thatcher, E. M. Vincent; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, S. A. Kemp, Sylvanus Clark, H. W. Burnett.
The town-clerk during all the years of the war was W. P. Brown.
The town-treasurer during the same period was Nathan White.
1861. No action appears to have been taken by the town, in its corporate capacity, on matters relating to the war during this year.
1862. July 21st, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer to the number of six who should enlist for three years, and be mustered in and credited to the quota of the town.
They were also authorized to borrow six hundred dollars to pay the same.
October 13th, The same bounty was directed to be paid to volu