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The town-clerk for all these years was A. A. Russegue. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Adams Daniels; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, A. A. Russegue.

1861. ‘A special war town-meeting’ was held May 2d. By vote the selectmen were authorized to draw from the treasury three thousand dollars to be expended as they might direct for war purposes,—and the treasurer was authorized to borrow that sum,—and that any inhabitant of the town who enlists to its credit shall receive if single ten dollars, and if married fifteen dollars a month while in the service; also—

Resolved, That it is the duty of all good citizens to discountenance and frown with indignity upon every individual among us (if any there be), who shall express sentiments disloyal to the Government of the United States, or afford aid or sympathy to the plotters of Treason and Rebellion.

1862. At a meeting held July 19th, The town voted to give a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town for three years; also, that the selectmen, clergy, and all good citizens encourage and stimulate in all proper ways recruiting in that town, so that the number of men required may be speedily furnished, and those already in the field encouraged and cheered. In addition to the bounty offered by the town, seven persons subscribed six hundred and seventy-five dollars on the spot; namely, Adams Daniels, James Ray, and F. B. Ray, one hundred dollars each; Davis Thayer, Jr. and Oliver Dean one hundred and thirty-five dollars each; H. M. Green seventy dollars, and A. W. Daniels thirty-five dollars. The town-clerk was directed to place upon the records of the town the name of every inhabitant of the town who had already enlisted, and who might thereafter enlist, with the name of the regiment to which he belonged and date of muster into the same. August 16th, The town voted to give a bounty of two hundred dollars to nine-months volunteers, and the selectmen were asked to use all proper exertions to have the quota of the town filled in ten days, which was accomplished. December 15th, The selectmen were authorized to ‘pay such bounties as they might think reasonable’ for volunteers to fill the contingent of the town under the recent call

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