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Burlington

Incorporated Feb. 28, 1799. Population in 1860, 606; in 1865, 594. Valuation in 1860, $328,461; in 1865, $408,136.

The selectmen in 1861 were Nathan Blanchard, William Winn, John Wood; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, Nathan Blanchard, William Winn, Abner Shed; in 1865, Nathan Blanchard, William Winn, John Wood.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was Samuel Sewell, Jr.

1861. The first meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held April 30th, at which Oakes Tirrill, William Winn, Nathan Blanchard, Charles G. Foster, and Marshall Wood were chosen to consider the subject of an appropriation of money to volunteers and report at an adjourned meeting. May 7th, The committee reported that ten dollars a month be paid by the town to each unmarried volunteer, and twenty dollars a month to each married volunteer, who shall enlist and be mustered in to the credit of the town, the pay to continue for three months from date of muster; also to furnish each volunteer with a uniform, the money to be expended under the direction of the selectmen. The report was adopted.

1862. July 21st, Voted, to authorize the selectmen to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years to fill the quota of the town. A large committee was appointed to canvass the town for recruits. August 29th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist to the credit of the town for nine months service. Several meetings were held during the year to hear reports of the recruiting committee and to encourage enlistments.

1863. December 5th, The recruiting committee reported that it would be necessary to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer, in order to fill the quota of the town under the pending call of the President for more men, and it was decided that the money to pay these bounties be raised by private subscription; and Nathan Simonds, Oakes Tirrill, and Otis Cutter were added to the recruiting committee.

1864. April 9th, It was unanimously voted to authorize

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