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[632] Orin Trow, Elbridge Mandell; in 1864, Constant Southworth, Samuel S. Dennis, Nathan W. Sargent; in 1865, Samuel S. Dennis, Charles C. Spooner, Orin Trow.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Albert E. Knight. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was William Mixter; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Frazier Paige.

1861. No action appears to have been taken by the town in its corporate capacity in regard to the war during this year.

1862. April 7th, The selectmen were directed to pay State aid to soldiers' families ‘so far as is necessary.’ August 2d, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town, and to borrow twenty-two hundred dollars to pay the same. August 30th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service when credited to the quota of the town, ‘provided said quota shall be filled by volunteers.’ Voted, ‘that the selectmen be instructed to act liberally in the matter of paying State aid to the families of volunteers.’ December 15th, Voted, to pay two hundred dollars to each of the three-years men called for to fill the balance of the quota of nine-months men for Hardwick.

1864. April 4th, Voted, that the selectmen be authorized to pay one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each volunteer enlisted under the call of the President from October, 1863, to March 1, 1865. November 8th, The selectmen were instructed ‘to pay all those persons who have put in substitutes in their own name the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars.’

Hardwick furnished about one hundred and eighty men for the war, and at the end had a surplus of nine over and above all demands. Three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twelve thousand eight hundred and ninety-six dollars and seventy-six cents ($12,896.76).

The amount paid by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $141.76; in 1862, $1,364.45; in 1863,

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