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[87] $2,936.71; in 1865, $2,200.00. Total amount in four years, $8,636.15.

‘The ladies of Lenox organized a Soldiers' Aid Society in 1861, and were constantly sending on boxes of clothing and other articles until the close of the war.’


Incorporated April 12, 1847. Population in 1860, 758; in 1865, 737. Valuation in 1860, $306,184; in 1865, $292,117.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Newton Brewer, Merrick D. Mansir, Daniel A. Garfield; in 1863, Lemuel J. Townsend, Reuben R. Brewer, Orin H. Munson; in 1864, Albert Rewey, Orin H. Munson, Amos E. Langdon; in 1865, Orin H. Munson, Norman S. Sears, Virgil S. Abbott.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was A. J. Fargo. The town-treasurer in 1861 was W. C. Langdon; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, John G. Mansir.

1861. No action appears to have been taken by the town concerning the war during this year.

1862. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held on the 31st of July; at which the selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and ten dollars to each volunteer to the number of ten, who would enlist for three years and be credited to fill the quota of the town. They were to recruit the men ‘in such manner as they might select,’ and to pledge the credit of the town for the amount of money they might require. Mr. John D. Bidwell paid of his own means a gratuity of ten dollars to each of the ten men who subsequently enlisted. October 21st, The town ratified the action taken by the selectmen in filling the quota of the town, under the call for volunteers for nine months; they having paid to each volunteer who enlisted for that term of service, and was credited to Monterey, a bounty of one hundred dollars. It was also voted to pay that amount of bounty to any one who should thereafter enlist to the credit of the town, either for three years or nine months, and an additional sum of five dollars ‘to any persons who will now enlist to fill a supposed deficiency of four.’

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