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[651] drawers, 885 rolls bandages, 448 shirts, 227 pairs woollen hose, 595 towels, 189 woollen under-shirts, 447 handkerchiefs, 24 ‘boxes of delicacies,’ 225 napkins, 65 ‘pillows for wounded limbs,’ &c.


Incorporated June 11, 1813. Population in 1860, 3,296; in 1865, 3,780. Valuation in 1860, $1,395,538; in 1865, $1,392,456.

The selectmen in 1861 were T. B. Poland, Jona. E. Waters, D. T. March; in 1862, Jona. E. Waters, David T. March, Horace Armsby; in 1863, Jona. E. Waters, Charles D. Morse, T. B. E. Pope; in 1864, J. E. Waters, Hosea Crane, Chester Hastings, Jason Emerson, Rufus Carter; in 1865, Jona. E. Waters, Ira N. Goddard, Rufus Carter.

The town-clerk during all these years was Ira A. Goddard. The town-treasurer for the same time was David Atwood.

1861. The first meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held May 7th, at which it was voted that a committee of seven be appointed to furnish such persons as shall enlist in the military service in that town ‘with any thing which in the opinion of the committee may be necessary for their comfort,’ with power to draw money from the treasury. September 24th, Voted, to raise twenty-five hundred dollars to defray expenses already incurred in recruiting volunteers, and to aid those who may hereafter enlist. The selectmen were directed ‘to continue supplying the families of volunteers at their discretion.’

1862. March 17th, Voted, to appropriate twenty-five hundred dollars to aid the families of volunteers. July 17th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist and be mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. Voted, that H. Armsby, D. T. March, C. R. Miles, and J. E. Bacon ‘be added to the war committee.’ August 19th, ‘Voted, unanimously, to pay one hundred dollars bounty, in addition to that already voted, to those men who enlisted between August 13th and the 15th inclusive to fill up the quota of the town on the first call of the President for three hundred thousand men.’ Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer for nine months service,

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