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[127] one hundred dollars. August 19th, The bounty was increased to three hundred and twenty-five dollars to three-years volunteers; and on August 28th it was voted to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service.

1863. August 29th, Voted, to pay aid to the families of drafted men. September 23d, Voted, to assess a tax to refund to citizens the money they had individually paid for recruiting purposes, and which amounted in the aggregate to sixty-three hundred dollars.

1864. March 28th, Voted, to raise by taxation a sufficient amount of money to repay to citizens money advanced by them for recruiting purposes, ‘not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each man enlisted.’ On the 9th of April a town-meeting was held, at which it was voted to raise an amount not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five dollars, for bounty to each volunteer who should enlist for three years and be credited to the quota of the town, under the recent call of the President for more troops.

The selectmen in 1866 reported that the town had furnished one hundred and ninety-four men for the war, which was doubtless the exact number which the town did furnish. It filled its full quota upon every call made by the President for men, and at the end of the war had a surplus of twelve over and above all demands. 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 thirty-one thousand four hundred and eleven dollars and fifty-three cents ($31,411.53).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during 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, $457.83; in 1862, $1,391.43; in 1863, $1,713.00; in 1864, $1,893.12; in 1865, $1,167.24. Total amount in four years, $6,622.62.


Incorporated Dec. 21, 1725. Population in 1860, 3,067; in 1865, 3,087. Valuation in 1860, $1,064,221; in 1865, $1,930,900.

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