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‘ [679] further sum of five dollars to each man who will enlist to-day.’ August 18th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to volunteers for nine months service.

1864. August 20th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars ‘to each of thirty-nine men to fill the quota of the town.’ December 14th, The selectmen were authorized ‘to procure all the volunteers they might think the town will need to fill quotas under future calls.’

Spencer furnished three hundred and nineteen men for the war, which was a surplus of thirty-two over and above all demands. Nine were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-seven thousand one hundred and one dollars and seventy cents ($27,101.70).

The amount of money paid by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,856.54; in 1862, $4,477.63; in 1863, $5,626.33; in 1864, $7,206.91; in 1865, $4,362.51. Total amount, $23,529.92.


Incorporated April 25, 1781. Population in 1860, 1,918; in 1865, 1,668. Valuation in 1860, $978,871; in 1865, $1,086,710.

The selectmen in 1861 were Perley Bartlett, Asa Keyes, Edward Burpee; in 1862, J. S. Butterick, Josiah Phelps, James A. Pratt; in 1863, J. S. Butterick, Josiah Phelps, Ephraim Fairbanks; in 1864 and 1865, Ezra Sawyer, Henry E. Kendall, Moses B. Heywood.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was William D. Peck.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters relating to the war was held April 29th, when it was voted to appropriate not exceeding three thousand dollars to equip and uniform such of our fellow-townsmen as may volunteer to serve in the military service of the United States, and to assist their families during their absence. The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money. November 5th, One hundred dollars were appropriated to aid the ladies in procuring articles for use

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