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[673] $1,306.11; in 1863, $1,252.49; in 1864, $1,333.07; in 1865, $1,007.25. Total amount, $5,214.26.

The Ladies' Soldiers-Aid Society forwarded many articles of clothing to the soldiers, the money value of which was about seven hundred and twenty dollars. The treasurer of the Ladies' Aid Society of Shrewsbury was Mrs. Kate W. Howe.


Incorporated July 6, 1727. Population in 1860, 1,854; in 1865, 1,750. Valuation in 1860, $952,552; in 1865, $957,409.

The selectmen in 1861 were Francis Fisher, Curtis Woods, Benjamin F. Prentiss, Sullivan Fay, Peter Fay; in 1862, Sullivan Fay, Francis Fisher, Benjamin F. Prentiss, Peter Fay, Frederick A. Dorr; in 1863, Peter Fay, Benjamin F. Prentiss, Oliver Gridley; in 1864 and 1865, Peter Fay, Curtis Newton, E. D. Rockwood.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Franklin Este.

1861. April 29th, Voted, ‘unanimously, that the town is ready to respond to the proclamation of the President, with every able-bodied citizen and every dollar if necessary;’ also, to pay volunteers with families twelve dollars a month, and those who have no families eight dollars a month while in active service. Volunteers were to be paid fifteen cents an hour or sixty cents each day for four hours spent in drilling. June 17th, The votes in regard to monthly pay were reconsidered, and the town voted to pay State aid to the families of volunteers as provided by law. The selectmen were directed to pay all expenses already incurred for outfits and uniforms to the soldiers.

1862. July 28th, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred dollars; but on the 16th of August it was increased to one hundred and fifty dollars. September 1st, The selectmen were directed to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, when credited to the quota of the town, the number not to exceed twenty-five. November 4th, The selectmen were empowered to appoint an agent to visit the volunteers at the front, and attend to their wants. They were also instructed to correspond

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