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[658] was as follows: In 1861, $620.64; in 1862, $2,305.26; in 1863, $2,462.99; in 1864, $4,075.58; in 1865, $2,600.00. Total amount, $12,064.47.

‘A great many articles were contributed by the ladies of Northbridge during the war for the comfort and convenience of the soldiers.’

North Brookfield

Incorporated Feb. 26, 1812. Population in 1860, 2,760; in 1865, 2,514. Valuation in 1860, $1,183,803; in 1865, $1,104,648.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863 were Augustus Smith, Erastus Hill, Hiram Edson; in 1864, Augustus Smith, J. Franklin Hibard, Louis E. Hill; in 1865, Augustus Smith, Erastus Hill, George F. Gulliver.

The town-clerk during all of these years was Hiram Knight. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Thomas H. Tucker; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Hiram Knight.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters connected with the war was held on the 29th of April, at which it was voted that each volunteer who shall serve in the company now being raised in the town until mustered into the military service shall receive one dollar a day while engaged in drilling, and when mustered in shall be supplied with a substantial uniform and a good revolver, and while engaged in active service his family shall receive eight dollars a month. The treasurer was authorized to borrow three thousand dollars to carry these votes into effect. Freeman Walker, John Hill, and Augustus Smith were appointed to procure uniforms and revolvers; at an adjourned meeting this committee declined serving, and Charles Adams, Jr., J. F. Hibard, and A. Woolworth were appointed in their places. This committee was instructed ‘to procure the uniforms forthwith.’ June 3d, Voted, to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, in accordance with the act passed by the Legislature. July 31st, Voted, that the town ‘hereby instruct their committee to go on and furnish revolvers according to a vote already passed.’

1862. March 3d, Voted, to pay State aid to the families of volunteers to the amount that ‘the State promises to refund.’

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