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[669] appropriated and expended for war purposes exclusive of State aid was sixteen thousand dollars ($16,000.00).

The amount of money paid by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $433.26; in 1862, $2,533.40; in 1863, $3,217.06; in 1864, $2,135.19; in 1865, $950.00. Total amount, $9,268.91.


Incorporated Feb. 23, 1713. Population in 1860, 1,076; in 1865, 1,011. Valuation in 1860, $507,516; in 1865, $523,646.

The selectmen in 1861 were Joseph Davis, Charles Hooker, Sumner Putnam; in 1862, Joseph Davis, Hervey Wilson, Joseph Stone; in 1863, Hervey Wilson, Stillman Stone, Joseph Stone; in 1864, Joseph Davis, Moses Smith, Daniel W. Brooks; in 1865, Joseph Davis, Daniel W. Brooks, Stillman Stone.

The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was Zadock W. Gates; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, George A. Putnam. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Ebenezer H. Miller; in 1862 and 1864, Zaccheus G. Carpenter; in 1863 and 1865, E. H. Miles.

1861. The first town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 2d of May, at which it was—

Resolved, That in view of the present critical condition of our beloved country, the town of Rutland, for the purpose of aiding and assisting such of our citizens as may be or have been so patriotic as to volunteer their services in defence of their country, will assist all such by paying each soldier a sum sufficient to make his pay one dollar per day, including what he receives from Government, for a term not exceeding six months from the time he shall be called into service.

Resolved, That for each full day spent in drilling previous to being called into service the town will pay each man one dollar.

It was also voted to furnish each volunteer belonging to Rutland with a uniform and a revolver, the cost of which was left discretionary with the selectmen. The families of the soldiers were likewise to be properly provided for. One thousand dollars were appropriated, and the treasurer was authorized to

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