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 account of the war, exclusive of State aid to the families of volunteers, was twelve thousand two hundred and ninety-four dollars ($12,294). The amount of money raised and expended by Egremont for State aid to the families of volunteers during the four years of the war, and which was reimbursed to the town by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $55.14; in 1862, $648.56; in 1863, $1,428; in 1864, $1,192; in 1865, $800. Total, amount, $4,124.70.
1 Valuation in 1860, $119,316; in 1865, $152,523. The selectmen in 1861 were S. A. Kemp, William White, E. W. Thatcher; in 1862, S. A. Kemp, E. W. Thatcher, E. M. Vincent; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, S. A. Kemp, Sylvanus Clark, H. W. Burnett. The town-clerk during all the years of the war was W. P. Brown. The town-treasurer during the same period was Nathan White. 1861. No action appears to have been taken by the town, in its corporate capacity, on matters relating to the war during this year. 1862. July 21st, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer to the number of six who should enlist for three years, and be mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. They were also authorized to borrow six hundred dollars to pay the same. October 13th, The same bounty was directed to be paid to volunteers for nine months service. 1863. January 26th, The selectmen were directed to procure substitutes to complete the town's quota of nine-months men. 1864. January 18th, The bounty to recruits for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars; and the selectmen were directed to recruit volunteers to fill the
1 This increase of population was chiefly caused by the recommencement of work on the Hoosac Tunnel.
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