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[416] soldiers, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $603.39; in 1862, $2,237.29; in 1863, $3,056.32; in 1864, $2,677.95; in 1865, $1,546.12. Total amount, $10,121.07.

The Ladies' Soldiers-Aid Society raised by fairs and other means two thousand four hundred and fifty-four dollars and fifty-one cents, which was expended in the purchase of material to be made into under-garments for the soldiers, and for lint, bandages, and other articles for the sick and wounded in hospitals. Twenty-one boxes and eight barrels were sent to hospitals near Washington, ten boxes and six barrels to Alexandria, Va., and other parcels to other places.


Incorporated April 19, 1754. Population in 1860, 718; in 1865, 710. Valuation in 1860, $539,528: in 1865, $606,833.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 were William F. Wheeler, Charles L. Tarbell, Amos Hagar, Jr.; in 1865, William F. Wheeler, Amos Hagar, Jr., George Flint.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Henry L. Chapin; the town-treasurer for the same period was William F. Wheeler.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 13th of May, at which it was voted to appropriate two thousand dollars to provide for bounty, ‘extra pay, arms, ammunition, clothing and provisions to such of the inhabitants of Lincoln as have enlisted, or may hereafter enlist, in the military service of the United States, and for aid to their families.’ It was also voted that two hundred and fifty dollars of the above sum ‘be assessed the present year, and that the selectmen and town-treasurer be authorized to borrow not exceeding seventeen hundred and fifty dollars.’

1862. July 28th, On motion of C. L. Tarbell, voted, that eighteen hundred dollars be raised ‘to pay nine men who may enlist as our quota as soldiers in the service of the United States of America,’ and that eighteen hundred dollars be forthwith assessed on the taxable property of the town, and as much of it as may be necessary be expended by the committee appointed

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