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[615] State aid during the war to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $379.80; in 1862, $1,406.70; in 1863, $1,957.92; in 1864, $2,326.67; in 1865, $1,350.44. Total amount, $7,421.53.


Incorporated March 1, 1786. Population in 1860, 929; in 1865, 792. Valuation in 1860, $469,794; in 1865, $467,551.

The selectmen in 1861 were Robert Andrews, Jr., Oliver S. Kendall, Stephen H. Hartshorn; in 1862, Robert Andrews, Jr., Stephen H. Hartshorn, Sylvanus Reed; in 1863, Henry H. Brigham, Horace Kendall, A. V. R. Prouty; in 1864, John Andrews, David T. Moore, Tertullus Ray; in 1865, Robert Andrews, Horace Kendall, A. V. R. Prouty.

The town-clerk during all these years was Henry H. Brigham. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Albert W. Andrews; in 1863 and 1864, Stephen H. Hartshorn; in 1865, John Andrews.

1861. A town-meeting was held April 29th, at which it was voted that, ‘Whereas the President had called upon the loyal States for men to defend the integrity of the Union, therefore it was the duty of all good citizens, forgetting all past differences, to rally and unite as one man to sustain the Government and put down rebellion.’ A committee of three was appointed to consider the matter of providing uniforms for all persons in the town who volunteer to form a military company. The committee chosen were Captain Lambert Lamson, A. W. Andrews, David T. Moore. Voted, that the uniforms be of such style and material as the volunteers may select; that each volunteer be provided with a Colt's revolver and a bowie-knife; that each be paid one dollar a day by the town while in the United States service, and one dollar for every half day spent in drilling previous to being mustered into the service. It was also voted to raise by taxation the sum of two thousand dollars to carry into effect the above objects.

1862. March 3d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow such sums of money as may be required to pay State aid to the families of volunteers. July 28th, Voted, to pay a bounty of

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