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 Hiram P. Bemis; in 1862, David G. Davis, Lewis Bigelow, Hiram P. Bemis; in 1863, David G. Davis, Silas D. Harrington, Henry Slade; in 1864 and 1865, David G. Davis, William Mulligan, Henry Slade. The town-clerk during the whole of the war was John C. Bigelow. The town-treasurer for the same period was Charles Dodd. 1861. There does not appear to have been any townmeet-ing held to act upon matters relating to the war during this year. 1862. July 26th, The town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and ten dollars to each volunteer, not exceeding ten in number, who would enlist to fill its quota. August 9th, Voted, to increase the bounty seventy-five dollars for each recruit, provided the number required can be filled by volunteers. December 8th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and ten dollars for nine-months recruits, and one hundred and sixty dollars for volunteers for three years. 1863. March 2d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow whatever amount of money he required, to pay State aid to the families of soldiers. November 3d, Voted, to furnish State aid to the families of drafted men, if any there should be. 1864. June 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who enlists for three years to the credit of the town. The town furnished sixty-six men for the war, which was a surplus of eight over and above all calls. Three were commissioned officers. The total amount of money expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was six thousand seven hundred and seven dollars and thirty-seven cents ($6,707.37). The amount of money paid by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $21.00; in 1862, $431.73; in 1863, $982.36; in 1864, $480,57; in 1865, $294.08. Total amount, $2,209.74. Petersham.—Incorporated April 20, 1754. Population
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