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[459] Joseph Adams; in 1864, A. M. Adams; in 1865, Edward Ordway.

1861. At a town-meeting held April 11th, a committee of five was appointed to consider and report what action should be taken by the town in regard to the Rebellion. This committee made the following report, which was unanimously adopted:β€”

Whereas a portion of the States of this Union is now in open rebellion against the Government, and the President of the United States has called upon the loyal States for a military force to suppress it and maintain the laws of the land: Now, therefore, we the citizens of Townsend in town-meeting assembled declare our undying love for Liberty and the Union, and our sacred regard for the Constitution as transmitted to us by its founders.

Resolved, That we tender to the Government our sympathy, and if necessary, our lives and property.

Walter Fessenden, Daniel L. Brown, N. F. Cumings, J. N. Tucker, and A. M. Adams were chosen a committee to form a military company, and tender their services to the Government, and to provide for the families of the soldiers while in actual service.

1862. July 19th, Voted, unanimously, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service, to the number of twenty-one, to fill the quota of the town. August 26th, The same bounty was directed to be paid to recruits for nine months service. October 23d, Voted, to pay one hundred and fifty dollars β€˜to each of the surplus volunteers of Townsend, now enlisted into the service of the United States.’

1863. No vote appears to have been passed by the town in regard to the war during this year.

1864. August 18th, Voted, to raise six thousand two hundred and fifty dollars in gold, to be applied by the selectmen in such manner as they shall deem best to procure volunteers to fill the quota of the town; if any citizen should be drafted before the quota is filled to pay him the same amount as paid to volunteers, and if any person puts in a substitute, and he is credited to the town, the same amount shall be paid to him. December 17th, The same general arrangement by which to

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