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[633] $3,370.00; in 1864, $2,222.70; in 1865, $1,413.61. Total amount $8,512.52.


Incorporated June 29, 1732. Population in 1860, 1,507; in 1865, 1,353. Valuation in 1860, $877,330; in 1865, $932,514.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were E. A. Holman, John Blanchard, William K. Harrod; in 1863, William K. Harrod, John Blanchard, Caleb S. Gerry; in 1864, Caleb S. Gerry, John Blanchard, Andrew Fairbanks.

The town-clerk during these years was E. A. Holman. The town-treasurer during the same period was Asa Daby.

1861. April 29th, A town-meeting was held at which the Rev. Mr. Whitwell presented a resolution, prefaced with an appropriate preamble, which was unanimously adopted: ‘That the citizens of Harvard in town-meeting assembled hereby vote to appropriate four thousand dollars for the purpose of equipping and paying a bounty to soldiers who may volunteer their services to suppress the present rebellion.’ C. T. Savage, Cephas Houghton, and William B. Willard were appointed ‘to consider and recommend the sums, as bounty, that ought to be paid to volunteers.’ This committee reported, ‘that the town make up the pay of each volunteer, with what he receives from the United States, to the sum of twenty-two dollars a month while in actual service.’ The report was unanimously adopted. The town also voted to pay each man five dollars a month ‘for drilling at home, preparatory for service.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow four thousand dollars. The families of the volunteers were to be well provided for, and the selectmen ‘and such persons as they may appoint shall aid the volunteers in equipping and uniforming.’ It was also unanimously—

Resolved, That it is the duty of all good citizens to frown indignantly upon and follow with uncompromising hostility every individual among us, if any there be, who shall express sentiments disloyal to the Government of the United States, or who shall sympathize with the plotters of treason and bloodshed.

1862. July 24th, A bounty of one hundred dollars was authorized to be paid to each volunteer enlisting to the credit

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