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β€˜ [553] than two hundred dollars be paid to or for any one person in addition to the State aid.’

1864. April 11th, The selectmen were authorized to have brought home and properly buried the body of any Hingham soldier who has died or may die in the war. The treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay bounties, not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer for three years service who shall enlist to the credit of the town before March 1st, 1865.

Hingham furnished about five hundred men for the war, and had a surplus of twenty-seven over and above all demands. Thirteen were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fifty-five thousand nine hundred and fifty-three dollars and fifty-six cents ($55,953.56).

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, $591.18; in 1862, $8,403.63; in 1863, $7,851.91; in 1864, $8,813.74; in 1865, $4,900.00. Total amount, $30,560.46.


Incorporated May 29, 1644. Population in 1860, 285; in 1865, 260. Valuation in 1860, $179,078; in 1865, $150,864.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were John Reed, Alexander Vining, Nehemiah Ripley, Jr.; in 1863, John Reed, Lewis P. Loring, Davis W. Dill; in 1864, Lewis P. Loring, John Reed, Martin Knight; in 1865, William B. Carney, Samuel H. Sawyer, Alexander Vining.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was William B. Carney; in 1864 and 1865, Davis W. Dill. The towntreas-urer in 1861 was Albert L. Knight; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, Lewis P. Loring; in 1865, Edward G. Knight.

Hull is one of the smallest towns in the Commonwealth. The chief business of the inhabitants is with the fisheries; therefore few town-meetings were held to act upon matters relating to the war, β€˜the main object of the people being to keep their quotas full.’

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