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‘ [419] subscription in the churches. Gifts of materials on which to employ the ready hands of women and children were brought, and the work was begun in earnest, never to be laid aside until there was no further usefulness in it. The meetings were regular, the temper of them always good, and the unity of feeling which brought persons of varying faith close together in this great work was beautiful. From time to time, as it was required, money was raised by fairs, tea-parties, and tableaux, and while there was much pleasure felt by us all in these social gatherings the solemn refrain rang through the merriments. Repeatedly cases containing the result of our labors of love were sent to private hospitals; but for the last years they were put into the hands of the Sanitary Commission.’


Incorporated Dec. 3, 1715. Population in 1860, 1,063; in 1865, 967. Valuation in 1860, $666,270; in 1865, $632,380.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were John F. Robbins, John Cutter, James A. Parker; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Joseph A. Priest, William Kimball, George W. Sanderson.

The town-clerk in 1861, and all through the war, was William Kimball. The town-treasurer in 1861 was William Chamberlain; and in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Luther White.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held on the 1st of May, at which it was voted to raise by taxation one thousand dollars, and to authorize the selectmen to borrow two thousand, ‘if needed,’ to pay each soldier belonging to the town ten dollars a month while in the service, ‘and to provide for their families.’ July—, Richard Hall, Francis P. Knowlton, Thomas S. Tuttle, and Benjamin Edwards were chosen to act with the selectmen in the expenditure of the money appropriated at the previous meeting.

1862. July 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service, when mustered in and credited to the town; also the two dollars bounty allowed by the United States.

1863. August 26th, The bounty was raised to one hundred and twenty-five dollars. It was also resolved that the townclerk

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