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[524] the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $7,525.58; in 1862, $9,117.42; in 1863, $9,909.12; in 1864, $9,800.00; in 1865, $7,300.00. Total amount, $39,652.12.


Incorporated Dec. 10, 1724. Population in 1860, 2,037; in 1865, 2,018. Valuation in 1860, $1,035,854; in 1865, $1,132,102.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863 were Nathaniel Bird, Calvin Hartshorn, M. B. Boyden; in 1864, James G. Scott, James H. Leland, Horace Draper; in 1865, James G. Scott, James H. Leland, James P. Tisdale.

The town-clerk in the years 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 was Palmer Morey;1 in 1865, George P. Morey. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Samuel Gilbert; in 1864 and 1865, Samuel Allen.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters connected with the war was held on the 30th of April, at which it was voted that the treasurer borrow, not exceeding five thousand dollars, to pay soldiers belonging to Walpole, and to give aid to their families while in the military service of the United States; and Palmer Morey, N. B. Wilmarth, F. W. Bird, Charles Hartshorn, Horace Guild, A. E. Stetson, and J. P. Tisdale were chosen to disburse the aid to the soldiers' families ‘as they shall deem expedient.’ Voted, that the selectmen pay to each volunteer who shall be an inhabitant of Walpole, while in the service of the United States, ‘such a sum as shall make his pay, including that received of the Federal Government, twenty-five dollars a month.’

1862. July 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years, within fifteen days, and be mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. A rallying committee to assist the selectmen in recruiting volunteers was chosen, and four thousand dollars were appropriated to pay bounties. August 19th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer

1 Palmer Morey died in August 1864, and Samuel Allen was appointed by the selectmen town-clerk for the balance of the year.

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