am Deming, Jr., Luther S. Butler, Chauncey E. Dewey; in 1864, William Deming, Jr., Phineas Cone, Chauncey E. Dewey; in 1865, Albert G. Belden, Chauncey E. Dewey, Luther S. Butler.
The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was William S. Tucker; in 1863, Willis C. Cook; in 1864 and 1865, David E. Bangs.
The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was George J. Tucker; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Josiah C. Arnold.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 6th of May; at which the following preamble and resolutions were read, and unanimously adopted:—
Whereas, The rebellion, which has been for many months in progress in the Southern portion of the country, has, through the forbearance of the Government, and in the hope of a peaceful solution of existing difficulties, been allowed to assume formidable and dangerous proportions, and its leaders, aiming at nothing less than the subversion of the Government, have inaugurated an offensive war; And where