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[531] fifteen thousand dollars to pay the same. The selectmen were also instructed ‘to receive in Boston, Company H, of the Twelfth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, on its return from the war, and escort it free of expense to Weymouth Landing; and that members of the Eleventh Regiment who enlisted from this town be invited to participate in the reception.’

1865. March 26th, Voted, to appropriate twenty-five thousand dollars for State aid to soldiers' families during the year.

Weymouth, according to the return made by the selectmen in 1864, furnished nine hundred and eighteen men for the war, which we think is about ninety in excess of the number that was credited. The town furnished its full quota upon every call made by the President, and had a surplus at the end of the war of thirty-eight over and above all demands. Thirty were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was one hundred and six thousand six hundred and thirty-nine dollars and sixty-one cents ($106,639.61). In addition to this sixty-five hundred dollars were contributed by citizens to encourage recruiting.

The amount paid by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $5,429.90; in 1862, $18,133.02; in 1863, $24,531.76; in 1864, $24,600.00; in 1865, $16,000.00. Total amount, $88,694.88.

The ladies of Weymouth were equally liberal and patriotic, and did much for the benefit of the sick and wounded all through the war.


Incorporated Oct. 15, 1673. Population in 1860, 3,406; in 1865, 3,072. Valuation in 1860, $1,248,397; in 1865, $1,412,051.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865 were Calvin Fisher, Jr., Chauncy G. Fuller, Henry Trowbridge, Artemas Aldrich, James S. Ford.

The town-clerk during each of these years was Samuel Warner. The town-treasurer during the same period was Francis W. Plimpton.

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