for the benefit of the soldiers.
They worked at home and in the sewing-circle, held fairs and festivals to raise funds, and were constantly forwarding large quantities of all kinds of clothing and other necessaries and luxuries to the camps and hospitals.
Incorporated April 17, 1838.
Population in 1860, 527; in 1865, 576.
Valuation in 1860, $163,601; in 1865, $173,229.
The selectmen in 1861 were A. R. Albee, C. A. Eddy, S. D. Comins; in 1862, Calvin Priest, C. A. Eddy, Lewis Whiting; in 1863, Calvin Priest, H. H. Holton, Seth H. Woodard; in 1864, A. R. Albee, H. H. Holton, I. E. Stone; in 1865, A. R. Albee, Seth H. Woodard, Noah Rankin.
The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Noah Rankin.
The town-treasurer during the same period was Seth H. Woodard.
The record of the proceedings of the town-meetings held in Erving during the war is not so full as we would have wished, otherwise it is quite satisfactory.
Erving furnished fifty-eight men for the