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[429] were directed to continue recruiting, in anticipation of another call for men by the President, and to pay the same bounties.

1865. March 6th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars for aid to the families of volunteers.

Marlborough furnished seven hundred and thirty-one men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-eight over and above all demands. Twenty-one were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money raised and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was fifty-one thousand five hundred and eighty-four dollars and eleven cents ($51,584.11).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to the families of soldiers, and which was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $3,179.37; in 1862, $9,147.30; in 1863, $9,941.78; in 1864, $14,400.00; in 1865, $8,700.00. Total amount, $45,368.45.


Incorporated Sept. 28, 1630. Population in 1860, 4,842; in 1865, 4,860. Valuation in 1860, $4,978.071; in 1865, $5,491,054.

The selectmen in 1861 were Albert H. Butters, Joshua T. Foster, E. Boynton, Jr.; in 1862, E. Boynton, Jr., Charles S. Jacobs, Francis E. Foster; in 1863, Albert H. Butters, Alvah N. Cotton, William B. Thomas; in 1864, Nathan W. Bridge, John P. Perry, Atwood Litchfield, Jr., Charles Currier, Charles Russell, Henry M. Wild, Francis H. Kidder; in 1865, Nathan W. Bridge, John P. Perry, Charles Currier, Charles Russell, Joshua Clark, Parker R. Litchfield, Elbridge Teel.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 was Joseph P. Hall; in 1865, Parker R. Litchfield. The town-treasurer during all of these years was George B. Green.

1861. A meeting of citizens was held on the 18th of April, at which the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:—

Whereas the President of the United States has called upon all true and loyal citizens to aid and support the General Government, and to protect the property and enforce the laws thereof; and whereas the Governor of this Commonwealth has called upon our friends and

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