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[374] Thomas Livermore, William Henry Locke; in 1864, William Henry Locke, Amos Hill, Jr., Charles L. Heywood; in 1865, George W. Ward, Amos Hill, Jr., Daniel A. Tainter.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, was Frances E. Yates. The town-treasurer during these years was George S. Adams.

1861. There does not appear to have been any action taken by the town in its corporate capacity during this year in regard to the war.

1862. A meeting was held July 23d, at which it was voted to authorize the selectmen to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer to the number of fifteen who shall enlist to fill the quota of the town. ‘J. V. Fletcher offered to pay twenty-five dollars additional, and Amos Hill, Jr., to give a handsome rifle to the first volunteer.’ August 2d, ‘A large attendance of ladies and gentlemen. The Belmont Musical Association were present and sang during the evening several patriotic pieces.’ Voted, that the town-clerk place the name of every volunteer upon the town records. August 23d, A bounty of two hundred dollars was authorized to be paid to each volunteer who shall enlist for nine months to fill the quota of the town. ‘The rallying committee reported that through the generosity of citizens they had been able to offer an extra bounty of twenty-five dollars to each volunteer for three years service.’ September 17th, The selectmen were authorized to pay volunteers their expenses from the time they enlisted until they were mustered into the United-States service.

1863. During this year several persons were drafted; those who were not rejected on surgical examination paid commutation.

1864. April 13th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow fifteen hundred dollars to pay to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars; also voted to raise by taxation three thousand dollars to repay money which had been advanced by citizens to encourage recruiting. The selectmen were directed to continue recruiting volunteers and paying bounties until March 1, 1865.

Belmont furnished one hundred and thirty-seven men for the

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