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[457] exclusive of State aid, was seventeen thousand five hundred and seventy-five dollars ($17,575.00).

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, $269.50; in 1862, $1,356.55; in 1863, $1,611.09; in 1864, $1,770.68; in 1865, $1,191.36. Total amount, $6,199.18.


Incorporated December 23, 1734. Population in 1860, 1,744; in 1865, 1,801. Valuation in 1860, $620,886; in 1865, $746,624.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863 were Leonard Huntress, Aaron Frost, Alvin Marshall; in 1864, Leonard Huntress, Aaron Frost, George Pillsbury; in 1865, Leonard Huntress, Aaron Frost, Jesse L. Trull.

The town-clerk during these years was Enoch Foster. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Henry E. Preston; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Oren Frost.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held on the 6th of May, at which it was voted to appropriate two thousand dollars to provide an outfit, and a reasonable amount of pocket-money for each of the volunteers belonging to the town; to provide for the comfort of their families while absent, and to make the pay of each enlisted man twenty dollars a month while in service. A committee consisting of the selectmen and four other citizens were given discretionary power in the expenditure of the money.

1862. July 28th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist in the military service for three years to the number of eleven, to be paid when mustered in. August 25th, The selectmen were authorized to pay to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town for nine months service a bounty of one hundred dollars.

1863. November 3d, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting for three years and credited to the town. A committee of citizens was chosen to make “an assessment on each individual of his proportion, ”

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