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[619] war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-two thousand dollars ($22,000.00).

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, $221.94; in 1862, $2,455.99; in 1863, $4,115.53; in 1864, $3,153.22; in 1865, $1,800.00. Total amount, $11,746.68.


Incorporated March 14, 1850. Population in 1860, 3,859; in 1865, 4,021. Valuation in 1860, $1,676,064; in 1865, $2,017,299.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were James F. Maynard, Charles W. Worcester, P. L. Morgan; in 1863, Charles W. Worcester, Elisha Brimhall, Alfred A. Burdett; in 1864, Elisha Brimhall, Alfred A. Burdett, Benjamin R. Smith; in 1865, Charles W. Worcester, Alfred A. Burdett, George S. Harris.

The town-clerk during all these years was H. C. Greeley. The town-treasurer for the same period was Alfred Knight.

1861. At the annual meeting held March 4th it was voted to appropriate one thousand dollars for the purchase of uniforms for the militia company of the town known as the ‘Clinton Light Guards.’1 April 22d, A thousand dollars was appropriated for the general benefit of the company; and the selectmen were directed to furnish ‘any assistance that may be needed by the families of those who shall be called from this town into actual service, and for this purpose to draw orders upon the treasurer from time to time to any amount not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars.’ July 9th, The selectmen were directed to pay State aid to the families of volunteers not to exceed twelve dollars a month to each family, and to draw orders upon the treasurer for that purpose not to exceed in the aggregate five thousand dollars.

1862. July 22d, Voted, to appropriate six thousand dollars to pay bounties to volunteers who ‘will enlist for the war;’ also,

1 This was in expectation of hostilities, and is the first appropriation made by any town in the Commonwealth in anticipation of a call for troops.

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