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‘ [572] in connection with the pay received from Government, to make the sum total of twenty dollars a month for the time they are actually engaged in such military duty, and in case of their decease the said extra pay is to be paid to their heirs.’

1862. August 5th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town for three years service. September 1st, Voted, to pay the same bounty to men enlisting for nine months and credited to the quota of the town.

1863. There does not appear to have been any action taken by the town in its corporate capacity during this year in regard to the war.

1864. June 25th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer ‘who shall enlist to the credit of the town for three years previous to March, 1865.’

Plympton furnished ninety-six men for the war, which was a surplus of eight over and above all demands. Seven were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for military purposes, exclusive of State aid, was six thousand four hundred and ninety-one dollars and eighty-five cents ($6,491.85). The further sum of seventeen hundred and eighty-eight dollars was raised by private subscription to aid recruiting.

The amount of money paid by the town for State aid during the war to the families of volunteers, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $408.57; in 1862, $2,195.49; in 1863, $3,227.64; in 1864, $1,919.00; in 1865, $1,003.87. Total amount, $8,754.57.


Incorporated June 4, 1686. Population in 1860, 1,232; in 1865, 1,156. Valuation in 1860, $592,766; in 1865, $547,181.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were James H. Clark, John Blackmer, Samuel T. Braley; in 1863, James H. Clark, John Blackmer, John H. Clark; in 1864, John H. Clark, John Blackmer, Nahum F. Morse; in 1865, John Blackmer, John H. Clark, Nahum F. Morse.

The town-clerk during all these years was Theophilus King.

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