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[671] Sawyer, H. E. Warren, J. F. Knowlton, Alvin Henshaw; in 1862, C. O. Greene, F. A. Sawyer, A. Henshaw, H. E. Warren, A. B. Knowlton; in 1863 and 1864, C. O. Greene, F. A. Sawyer, A. Henshaw, H. E. Warren, T. I. Howe; in 1865, C. O. Greene, A. Henshaw, C. V. Newton, J. G. Stone, E. Warner.

The town-clerk during all these years was F. A. Brigham. The town-treasurer for the same time was L. C. Knowlton.

1861. The first meeting to consider questions relating to the war was held May 2d. The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. William A. McGinley. A committee was chosen to consider and report what action the town should take in regard to the war, which reported that the town pay ‘to each volunteer one dollar a day for each day's drill, two days in the week for the first four weeks, and one dollar a day for one day's drill each week, during the second four weeks.’ Voted, to appropriate two thousand dollars to purchase uniforms and equipments; also to pay each volunteer one dollar a day while in the military service, and one dollar and fifty cents a week to the wife of each volunteer, and each child under fifteen years of age fifty cents a week. The same to be paid monthly. These propositions were adopted unanimously. July 31st, The town voted to pay aid to the families of volunteers as provided by law.

1862. March—, Voted, ‘That any children who have been born to volunteers since the time of their enlistment shall be entitled to receive the same amount of aid as those born previous, and the selectmen be authorized to pay the same.’ July 28th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each of the twenty-two persons called for to fill the quota of the town when mustered in to the credit of the town, ‘and if said volunteers shall serve for two years, or die, or become disabled during the second year's service, twenty-five dollars additional bounty to be paid to each or to his heirs.’ Jonathan H. Nelson offered to give to each of the volunteers ten dollars additional bounty. George Leonard proffered his legal professional services to the volunteers free of charge, if required to obtain their Government bounty. Voted, that the

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