ing and supplies to the hospitals for the sick; taking work from the Soldiers' rest at Worcester, and at all times ready to answer the frequent calls of patriotism made upon them.
Incorporated Jan. 31, 1751.
Population in 1860, 805; in 1865, 752.
Valuation in 1860, $555,252; in 1865, $553,719.
The selectmen in 1861 were Moses Pollard, John C. Whipple, Charles B. Frost; in 1862 and 1863, Moses Pollard, John C. Whipple, William A. Felton; in 1864, Joseph W. Green, Charles Wilcox, Benjamin F. Hamilton; in 1865, John C. Whipple, Benjamin F. Hamilton, Josiah P. Gleason.
The town-clerk in 1861 was Henry A. Delano; in 1862, Abijah Eddy; in 1863, John H. Gurney; in 1864 and 1865, Charles B. Frost.
The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Moses Thompson; in 1864 and 1865, Charles B. Frost.
1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 7th of May, at which the selectmen were authorized to pay each volunteer belon
epistles have fallen into Southern hands, is very sanguine of the success of the North in its work of subjugation.
He tells his sister not to be uneasy, for as soon as they "drown out the rebellion" he will return home "crowned with honor." If Mr. Wilcox is not more of an adept with the sword than his shows himself to be with the pen, the cause he exposes will not benefit much by his efforts.
We print the letter verbalism.
Nashville, Tenn., April 1st, 1862. My Dear Sister:
--I am ellion.
If the rebels are not brave enough to come out and fight us, so we can whip them out, we will starve them out.
Oh, sister, the peach blossoms looks so fine, and if we do not whip out the rebellion soon, we will eat same fine peaches.
I have just received marching orders.
So good bye.
I will not have any time to mail this letter here, so I will mail it at the first post-office I come to. Farewell, Your affectionate brother, Charles Wilcox, Capt. Co. D, 4th Ohio.