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[473] officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was fifteen thousand and forty dollars and eighty-four cents ($15,040.84).

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, $314,94; in 1862, $1,230.26; in 1863, $2,226.32; in 1864, $1,501.27; in 1865, $750.00. Total amount, $6,022.79.


Incorporated April 30, 1850. Population in 1860, 1,937; in 1865, 1,969. Valuation in 1860, $1,533,514; in 1865, $1,455,772.

The selectmen in 1861, were A. D. Weld, S. T. Sanborn, Wallace Whitney; in 1862, Wallace Whitney, S. T. Sanborn, Thomas P. Ayer; in 1863, Thomas P. Ayer, H. K. Stanton, Cephas Church; in 1864, J. F. Stone, O. R. Clark, H. K. Stanton; in 1865, D. N. Skilling, O. R. Clark, J. F. Stone.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 was Josiah Hovey; in 1865, George P. Brown. The town-treasurer in 1861 was N. A. Richardson; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Stephen Cutter.

1861. The first legal town meeting to act upon matters connected with the war was held on the 10th of June, at which the selectmen were directed to furnish the families of volunteers ‘such aid as they may need.’

1862. March 24th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow not exceeding eighteen hundred dollars for State aid to soldiers' families. July 16th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist in the military service for three years and be credited to the quota of the town. A ‘rallying committee’ of twenty-five was chosen to assist the selectmen in getting recruits. August 16th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to volunteers for nine months service, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow not exceeding four thousand dollars to pay the same. November 29th, Voted, that if any inhabitant be drafted to fill the quota of the town he shall receive when mustered

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