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‘ [84] boxes of comfortable things to the soldiers, valued at $175.’ A lady informs us that, ‘besides the four boxes sent by the ladies of Lee to the Christian Commission, several other boxes, far more valuable, were sent by them to the hospitals, of which no record has been preserved. I remember one worth one hundred dollars, sent to Miss Dix at Washington. As to the value and destination of the other boxes, or their number, I cannot speak definitely.’


Incorporated Feb. 26, 1767. Population in 1860, 1,711; in 1865, 1,667. Valuation in 1860, $821,416; in 1865, $827,539.

The selectmen in 1861 were Phineas Cone, Luther Sears, Luther S. Butler; in 1862, Henry W. Taft, Luther S. Butler, William Deming, Jr.; in 1863, William Deming, Jr., Luther S. Butler, Chauncey E. Dewey; in 1864, William Deming, Jr., Phineas Cone, Chauncey E. Dewey; in 1865, Albert G. Belden, Chauncey E. Dewey, Luther S. Butler.

The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was William S. Tucker; in 1863, Willis C. Cook; in 1864 and 1865, David E. Bangs. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was George J. Tucker; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Josiah C. Arnold.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 6th of May; at which the following preamble and resolutions were read, and unanimously adopted:—

Whereas, The rebellion, which has been for many months in progress in the Southern portion of the country, has, through the forbearance of the Government, and in the hope of a peaceful solution of existing difficulties, been allowed to assume formidable and dangerous proportions, and its leaders, aiming at nothing less than the subversion of the Government, have inaugurated an offensive war; And whereas, it is the duty of all citizens in this time of peril to stand together for the support of the Constitution and the Union, and to be ready for any sacrifice and any duty which the defence and preservation of our free institutions may require; And whereas, the citizens of the town of Lenox, in the preparation for and conflict of the American Revo-Lution, manifested a zeal and devotion worthy of emulation by their sons and successors, therefore-

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