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[71] assessors' valuation of a certain sum, not to exceed eight hundred dollars to each man called for, as part of the fund for procuring volunteers or substitutes to fill the quota of the town under the anticipated call of the President.

Another meeting was held on the 28th of July, when David C. Smith and Wells Laflin were appointed a committee ‘to go to Springfield, and try to get the names from the list.’

The selectmen in their return in 1866 claim that Dalton furnished eighty-one men for the war; but as the town filled its quota on every call of the President for men, and had a surplus of seven at the end of the war, over and above all demands, it probably furnished about one hundred and twenty-five men, including those who paid commutation-money. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was three thousand seven hundred and sixty-two dollars and eighty-one cents ($3,762.81). This does not include the money raised by subscription, of which there must have been at least ten thousand dollars.

The amount raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and afterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $416.60; in 1863, $998.40; in 1864, $1,018.81; in 1865, $891.66. Total in four years, $3,325.47.


Incorporated Feb. 13, 1760. Population in 1860, 1,079; in 1865, 928. Valuation in 1860, $452,030; in 1865, $587,619.

The selectmen in 1861 were Milo Talmadge, Edmund Crippen, Milan Brown; in 1862, Benjamin Baldwin, Calvin Benjamin, Samuel B. Goodale; in 1863, Samuel B. Goodale, George C. Benjamin, Seymour B. Dewey; in 1864 and 1865, Seymour B. Dewey, James H. Rowley, Joshua R. Layton, Jr.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all of these years was Joseph A. Benjamin.

1861. The first meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 30th of May; at which it was voted to instruct the treasurer to borrow one thousand dollars for aid and

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