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[663] in 1860, 1,465; in 1865, 1,386. Valuation in 1860, $672,092; in 1865, $651,779.

The selectmen in 1861 were Joseph W. Upton, Stephen D. Goddard, Hudson Tolman; in 1862, Joseph W. Upton, Stephen D. Goddard, Oren Tower; in 1863, Stephen D. Goddard, Oren Tower, David C. Page; in 1864, Stephen D. Goddard, Joseph W. Upton, Oren Tower; in 1865, Stephen D. Goddard, Joseph W. Upton, Hubbard Peckham.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Lewis Whitney. The town-treasurer during the same period was Collins Andrews.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters connected with the war was held on the 6th of May, at which three thousand dollars were appropriated to be expended under the direction of the selectmen in providing uniforms for a military company, and for the support of the families of those who enlist and enter upon active military service. Each man was to be paid one dollar for each day spent in drilling previous to being mustered into service.

1862. July 19th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer, to the number of nineteen, who should enlist and be credited to the quota of the town; also to expend one hundred dollars for their personal expenses in recruiting. These appropriations were carried ‘by a rising vote, ninety-seven in the affirmative, none in the negative.’ Several citizens subscribed small sums to be added to the bounty offered by the town. September 1st, Voted, to pay a bounty of fifty dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, and six dollars a month while in active service.

1863. No action appears to have been necessary by the town in its corporate capacity during this year to keep its quota filled.

18;4. May 7th, The town bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and so remained until the end of the war.

Petersham furnished one hundred and seventy-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of fifteen over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount

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