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The selectmen in 1861 were Samuel Cook, Timothy Tucker, George K. Gannett; in 1862, George K. Gannett, Charles L. Copeland, Stillman L. Tucker; in 1863, Stillman L. Tucker, James Breck, Joseph R. Webster; in 1864, Stillman L. Tucker, Samuel Cook, Amos Poole; in 1865, Stillman L. Tucker, Samuel Cook, John H. Burt.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer all through the years of the war was Jason Reed.

1861. A legal town-meeting was held April 24th, ‘to consider what action the town will take in view of the present national crisis.’ A committee of five was appointed who presented the following resolutions, which were adopted—

Resolved, That five thousand dollars be and are hereby appropriated in preparing citizens for military service, and in aiding towards the support of the families of such as shall enter the public service during their absence.

Resolved, That the male inhabitants of the town, whether exempted or not from military service, who are capable of bearing arms, and who do not enroll themselves in the volunteer company aforesaid, be expected to form a Home Brigade under such officers as they may choose, as a reserve force, and, if such should be necessary, for the public defence.

Resolved, That his Excellency Governor Andrew, for the sagacity that foresaw the present crisis, and the prudence and energy with which he has provided for it, in calling the troops of Massachusetts to take the field in advance of all others, is entitled to the confidence and gratitude of every citizen.

Resolved, That so far as events have transpired, the President has proved himself fully equal to the emergency, and that for the future we have the fullest confidence in his energy and wisdom.

1862. August 18th, Eight hundred dollars were appropriated to reimburse the chairman of the selectmen for money expended ‘by him in raising the first quota of volunteers for the town of Milton.’ The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist to the credit of the town for nine months service, and ten thousand dollars were appropriated to pay the same.

1863. November 2d, The treasurer was authorized, under the direction of the selectmen, to borrow two thousand nine

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