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[471] in battle, if practicable, and to render any assistance necessary to our sick or wounded soldiers; and the selectmen were authorized to draw their order upon the treasurer for the expense.

Weston furnished one hundred and thirty-one men for the war, which was a surplus of fifteen over and above all demands. Six were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twelve thousand five hundred and twenty-eight dollars and ninety cents ($12,528.90). In addition to this sum, five thousand one hundred and four dollars and ninety-five cents were raised by the citizens by subscription to encourage recruiting and the payment of bounties.1

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $407.48; in 1863, $998.68; in 1864, $702.50; in 1865, $250.00. Total amount, $2,358.66.


Incorporated Sept. 25, 1730. Population in 1860, 919; in 1865, 850. Valuation in 1860, $459,291; in 1865, $563,181.

The selectmen in 1861 were Joseph B. Putnam, Daniel Going, D. P. Brigham; in 1862, Lemuel C. Eames, George Going, Henry Shelden; in 1863, Lemuel C. Eames, Cyrus L. Carter, Joseph B. Putnam; in 1864, Cyrus L. Carter, Joseph B. Putnam, D. P. Brigham; in 1865, Lemuel C. Eames, Othniel Eames, Samuel H. Going.

The town-clerk during the years of the war was William H. Carter. Charles W. Swain was town-treasurer during the years 1861, 1862, and 1863; and Warren Eames in 1864 and 1865.

1861. The first town-meeting to consider war questions was held May 6th, at which it was voted to raise two thousand dollars to uniform and equip volunteers belonging to the town, and to pay each volunteer who has a family twenty dollars a

1 Weston lost twelve men in the service. The bodies of those who could be found were brought home and buried at the expense of the town.

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