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[62] ‘in anticipation of a future call.’ There appears to have been no further action taken by the town, in its corporate capacity, during the war.

The selectmen in 1866 reported that Adams had furnished nine hundred and forty-five men for the war, which we believe to have been an error of at least one hundred; for, had that number been furnished, the surplus of men would have been at least one hundred more than it was. Adams filled its full quota upon every call made by the President, and at the end of the war had a surplus of forty-three over and above all demands. Twenty-nine were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was one hundred and twelve thousand one hundred and three dollars ($112,103.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to the families of soldiers, and which was afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $2,338.73; in 1862, $9,410.17; in 1863, $11,270.23; in 1864, $14,690.38; in 1865, $10,000.00. Total in four years, $47,759.51.

A Ladies' Aid Society was organized very early in the war, of which Mrs. Miles Sanford was presidentRobinson, and Mrs. J. T. Robinson secretary. The society held weekly meetings, and their disbursements ‘amounted to more than ten thousand dollars.’


Incorporated Feb. 16, 1773. Population in 1860, 542; in 1865, 461. Valuation in 1860, $320,018; in 1865, $340,490.

The selectmen in 1861 were William Stoddard, Stephen M. Church, Horace S. Fitch; in 1862, Jonathan Baldwin, Orville J. Brusil, Russell Prindle; in 1863, Ezra C. Ticknor, Jonathan Baldwin, Orville J. Brusil; in 1864, Ezra C. Ticknor, Henry W. Smith, E. K. Williams; in 1865, William Stoddard, Elihu Church, Horace S. Fitch.

The town-clerk in 1861 was Henry W. Smith; in 1862, William K. Calkins; in 1863, Elihu Church; in 1864, William K. Calkins; in 1865, Giles S. Halett. The town-treasurer in

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