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Incorporated April 11, 1780. Population in 1860, 9,132; in 1865, 9,102. Valuation in 1860, $3,155,601; in 1865, $3,275,231.

The selectmen in 1861 were James H. Barker, Obed Daniels, George B. Pierce; in 1862, Obed Daniels, Leonard Hunt, George Jones; in 1863, Obed Daniels, Leonard Hunt, Andrew J. Sumner; in 1864, Henry O. Lothrop, Zibeon C. Field, John S. Mead, William S. Wilkinson, Elbridge G. Cook; in 1865, Zibeon C. Field, John S. Mead, James R. Davis.

The town-clerk during all of these years was Lewis Fales. The town-treasurer during the years 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Sylvester Dean; in 1864 and 1865, Ethan C. Claflin.

1861. The first meeting to consider matters in relation to the war was held on the 13th of May, at which A. C. Mayhew, Obed Daniels, Winslow Battles, J. S. Scammell, A. C. Withington, F. A. Johnson, and A. W. Walcott were appointed to consider and report ‘a plan of procedure in relation to the course the town should adopt in respect to the war.’ This committee reported that the town appropriate three thousand dollars to equip the soldiers of Milford who have enlisted, and for incidental expenses; two thousand dollars for a contingent war fund; and ten thousand dollars to pay State aid to soldiers' families and for other purposes. One dollar a day was allowed to each person ‘belonging to Company A’ while engaged in drilling. The report was accepted, and James R. Claflin, Elias Whitney, John Morris, Edwin Battles, and Freeman Walcott were chosen ‘to carry out the recommendations contained in the report.’ June 11th, Provision was made for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers, and to parents, brothers, and sisters dependent upon them; the whole, for both, not to exceed twenty dollars a month to each family and dependants of a soldier. December 9th, Six thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid to soldiers' families.

1862. March 31, Twenty thousand dollars were appropriated for aid during the year to the families and dependants of volunteers belonging to Milford. The following resolutions were unanimously adopted:—

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