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[91] 1863, $144.00; in 1864, $68.40; in 1865, 00. Total amount, $340.40.


New Marlborough

Incorporated June 15, 1759. Population in 1860, 1,782; in 1865, 1,649. Valuation in 1860, $616,976; in 1865, $616,727.

The selectmen in 1861 were Harry Rhodes, Martin E. Sheldon, James Andrew; in 1862, Martin E. Sheldon, J. Andrew, Grove Gaylord; in 1863, J. Andrew, Aaron Smith, Warren Walker; in 1864, Warren Walker, Nathan A. Chapin, Henry Sisson; in 1865, Warren Walker, Nathan A. Chapin, William C. Kasson.

The town-clerk in 1861 was Salmon K. Norton; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Seth Pease. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Dyer Stanard; in 1863, Theron Warner; in 1864 and 1865, Benjamin Wheeler, Jr.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 2d of December, with special reference to the act of the extra session of the Legislature respecting the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers; at which, after proper consideration, it was voted that the selectmen be instructed to provide every volunteer's family, belonging to the town, with all the aid named in the act referred to; also that they have authority to borrow whatever money they may require for that purpose.

1862. A special town-meeting was held on the 23d of July, to take action in regard to furnishing the quota of men required of the town in the recent call of the President for three hundred thousand volunteers, for three years military service; at which it was voted that the selectmen be authorized to direct the town-treasurer to borrow a sum of money sufficient to pay to each volunteer the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, to be paid when such volunteer has been accepted and sworn into the service; provided the number does not exceed the quota of the town. To this amount, George Stevens, Esq., a citizen of the town, added, from his own means and of his own accord, the sum of five dollars to each of the bounties. Another meeting was held on the 29th of August, at which the selectmen

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