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[102] was as follows: In 1861, $60.69; in 1862, $669.47; in 1863, $1,175.95; in 1864, $651.00; in 1865, $500.00. Total amount in four years, $3,058.11.


Incorporated June 22, 1733. Population in 1860, 2,621; in 1865, 2,461. Valuation in 1860, $1,103,728; in 1865, $1,206,820.

The selectmen in 1861 and the four succeeding years were E. E. Callender, Abner Roys, Henry Burtch.

The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was W. B. Saxton; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, John D. Burtch. The town-treasurer in 1861 was W. B. Saxton; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, and 1865, John D. Burtch.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider war matters, was held May 4th. Oliver Peck was chosen moderator. It was voted that the moderator and clerk of the meeting petition the Governor, in behalf of the town, for ‘the immediate assembling of the Legislature of this Commonwealth.’ ‘On motion of E. F. Ensign, a resolution passed at a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Sheffield, held on the 18th day of June, 1776, was read, and ordered to be put on file.’ A committee of five was appointed ‘to report a series of resolutions.’ The committee were G. A. Root, E. F. Ensign, Z. Candee, Archibald Taft, and Leonard Tuttle. They reported, 1st, That two thousand dollars be raised for the proper equipment and pay of citizens who may volunteer in the military service; 2d, That each volunteer be paid by the town nine dollars a month while in the service; 3d, That the families of soldiers shall receive comfortable assistance; 4th, That G. A. Root, Samuel H. Bushnell, Leonard Tuttle, T. B. Strong, and H. D. Train be a committee with full powers to expend the money; 5th, That said committee be authorized to borrow, not exceeding four thousand dollars, on the faith and credit of the town; 6th, That said committee shall receive no compensation for services, ‘and that their charges for necessary expenses shall be submitted to the selectmen for approval;’ 7th, The town-treasurer was instructed to pay all drafts made upon him by said committee; 8th, The committee was ‘to proceed immediately to form ’

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