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[440] dollars ‘for the benefit of discharged, invalid, and disabled soldiers and their families.’

1864. March 26th, Voted, to raise sixteen hundred dollars to pay bounties to volunteers enlisting to the credit of the town. June 10th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow twenty-five hundred dollars ‘for the purpose of raising volunteers for future calls of the President of the United States.’ August 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars ‘for each man for the present call.’

1865. Two meetings were held January 14th and March 6th, at which it was voted to continue recruiting, and to pay to each volunteer a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars.

North Reading furnished one hundred and thirty-one men for the war, which was a surplus of seven over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The total amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-five thousand three hundred and fifteen dollars ($25,315.00.)

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $335.40; in 1862, $1,800.79; in 1863, $2,635.30; in 1864, $4,056.88; in. 1865, $3,000.00. Total amount, $11,828.37.


Incorporated April 6, 1753. Population in 1860, 1,895; in 1865, 1,709. Valuation in 1860, $754,506; in 1865, $924,405.

The selectmen in 1861 were Sumner Carter, William A. Ames, Henry H. Blood; in 1862 and 1863, John Loring, Albert Leighton, Henry D. Shattuck; in 1864, Sumner Carter, Henry D. Shattuck, Jacob Miller; in 1865, Sumner Carter, Henry D. Shattuck, Putnam Shattuck.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Charles Crosby; in 1864, Levi Wallace; in 1865, David W. Jewett. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Charles Crosby; in 1864 and 1865, Levi Wallace.

1861. On the 22d of April a citizens' meeting was held in Central Hall, at which several patriotic speeches were made, and

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