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 Thompson, William B. Goodnow, Jonathan Z. Wetherbee; in 1865, William B. Goodnow, Jonathan Z. Wetherbee, Albert G. Howe. The town-clerk during all the years of the war was D. H. Gregory. The town-treasurer in 1861 was John Brooks, Jr.; in 1862, George O. Skinner; in 1863, Joseph A. Reed; in 1864 and 1865, Phineas E. Gregory. 1861. A town-meeting was held April 29th. The second article in the warrant was in these words, ‘To consult in relation to the distracted state of our country, and to take such measures as the emergency requires, either in men or money.’ On motion of Hon. John Brooks it was voted that the selectmen be authorized to direct the treasurer to borrow such sums of money as may be deemed advisable, not exceeding three thousand dollars, to be used for the enlistment and drilling ‘any of our citizens who may enlist into any volunteer company, and for the comfort of their families.’ Voted, that S. S. Hastings, A. C. Howe, and Captain F. H. Smith, ‘chosen at an informal meeting, continue their services in encouraging citizens to enlist in the military service of the country.’ Voted, to pay each soldier five dollars a month while in the service, and five dollars bounty to each who shall enlist and be mustered in. 1862. March 3d, The selectmen were directed to pay State aid to the families of volunteers as provided by law. July 22d, Voted, to pay each volunteer a bounty of one hundred dollars; and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money for that purpose. A committee of ten, one from each school-district was chosen to encourage enlisting in their several districts. It was then announced that the chairman of the selectmen ‘was ready to receive the names of volunteers.’—‘Hon. John Brooks offered the sum of five dollars to each person who would enlist before leaving the house.’ Several persons enlisted. A committee of two was appointed ‘to solicit subscriptions to be divided among the persons who should enlist during the present week.’ August 25th, Voted, ‘to pay two hundred and fifty dollars, including the one hundred dollars offered by the State, to each person who will enlist for the term of three years to fill our first quota of eighteen men;’ also voted to pay a bounty
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