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[624] account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty thousand seven hundred and thirty-four dollars and seventy-six cents ($30,734.76).

The amount of money paid by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $661.70; in 1862, $3,472.47; in 1863, $4,222.80; in 1864, $2,600.00; in 1865, $1,100.00. Total amount, $12,056.97.


Incorporated Feb. 2, 1731. Population in 1860, 1,736; in 1865, 2,077. Valuation in 1860, $685,821; in 1865, $681,471.

The selectmen in 1861 were Asa E. Edmands, Abiel D. Williams, John Marsh; in 1862, Lemuel Healy, Abiel D. Williams, George Davis; in 1863, John E. Edmands, Augustus T. Allen, Daniel Prince; in 1864, Abiel D. Williams, Waldo M. Healy, John Marsh; in 1865, Abiel D. Williams, Waldo M. Healy, George Davis.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Moses Barnes.

1861. The first town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 13th of May, at which it was voted to appropriate three thousand dollars, from which to pay eight dollars a month to each volunteer while in the service of the United States, ‘who at the time of his enlistment was an inhabitant of Dudley,’ and State aid to his family.

1862. July 31st, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service, who shall be credited to the quota of Dudley. It was also unanimously—

Resolved, That we solemnly pledge all our resources to the glorious cause, believing as we do that our duty and our interest to humanity require it.

August 27th, Voted, to pay the same bounty to volunteers for nine months service who shall enlist and be credited to the quota of the town.

1864. July 10th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred

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