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‘ [125] authorized to pay the bills.’ This report was adopted, and remained in force until after the passage of the act in 1864 restricting towns in the payment of bounties; when the town voted that the selectmen should only pay one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer for three years service, which rule continued until the end of the war.

The selectmen of Dartmouth reported in 1866 that the town had furnished three hundred and fifty-five men for the war, which was very nearly the exact number; but as the town had a surplus of thirty-eight at the end of the war, after having filled its quota upon every call of the President, the number of men furnished must have been at least three hundred and seventy. Three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was forty thousand five hundred and seventy-one dollars and twenty-nine cents ($40,571.29).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town in the four years of the war for State aid to the families of soldiers, and which was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $103.56; in 1862, $1,758.72; in 1863, $3,398.90; in 1864, $2,385,83; in 1865, $1,700.00. Total amount in five years, $9,347.01.

We have been unable to get a satisfactory statement, one that would do justice to the ladies of Dartmouth for their good works during the war; but we have a general statement, which is highly honorable to them.


Incorporated May 30, 1712. Population in 1860, 1,733; in 1865, 1,815. Valuation in 1860, $711,454; in 1865, $776,779.

The selectmen in 1861 were Jeremiah P. Edson, Zebina Wilmarth, Oliver P. Simmons; in 1862, Oliver P. Simmons, George F. Garitt, Nathan Walker; in 1863, George E. Gooding, Weston Earle, Charles H. Gooding; in 1864, Jeremiah P. Edson, Noah Chace, James H. Codding; in 1865, Jeremiah P. Edson, Noah Chace, Allen Talbot.

The town-clerk during all these years was William Wood.

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