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[147] and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $69.84; in 1862, $820.67; in 1863, $1,971.13; in 1864, $1,351.29; in 1865, $1,056.52. Total in four years, $5,269.45.

‘The ladies of Norton held several fairs to raise money for the benefit of the soldiers, and during the whole of the war were at work making garments and other comfortable things for them, which were forwarded at different times.’


Incorporated April 2, 1731. Population in 1860, 1,746; in 1865, 1,868. Valuation in 1860, $1,030,743; in 1865, $1,115,026.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, were Henry H. Crane, Enoch Robinson, John D. G. Williams; in 1865, Henry H. Crane, Enoch Robinson, Thomas B. Johnson.

The town clerk and treasurer during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, was Samuel Jones; in 1865, Dennis Rockwell.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held on the 30th of April, at which it voted ‘that each soldier of the Bristol County Brigade, who resides in Raynham, be paid the sum of three dollars a week from the time of the medical examination to the time when mustered into the service; after that, to their families, or to themselves, if they have none.’ Also, fifteen dollars a month to each soldier ‘until some uniform law is adopted regulating their pay;’ also, a bonus of fifteen dollars when mustered into the military service. Five thousand dollars were appropriated to carry into effect the foregoing votes, the distribution and expenditure of which were given to the selectmen. July 20th, Eight hundred dollars were apppropriated for State aid to the families of the soldiers, and on the 4th of November five hundred dollars more were voted for the same purpose.

1862. March 3d, Fifteen hundred dollars were appropriated for State aid to soldiers' families. July 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer who has enlisted, or who may enlist, within thirty days for three years, and be mustered in to the credit of the town.

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