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[149] $3,226.31; in 1863, $3,944.54; in 1864, $4,712.07; in 1865, $3,139.83. Total amount in four years, $16,243.49.

Tile ladies of Raynham sent to the various hospitals, during the war, thirteen boxes of clothing, bedding, lint, dried fruits, and other articles, and did a great deal of useful work.


Incorporated June 4, 1645. Population in 1860, 1,932; in 1865, 1,843. Valuation in 1860, $884,436; in 1865, $764,906.

The selectmen in 1861 were George B. Bliss, Nathaniel B. Horton, George W. Bliss; in 1862, George B. Bliss, Nathaniel B. Horton, Ira Perry; in 1863 and 1864, George B. Bliss, Nathaniel B. Horton, Remember Smith; in 1865, Bradford B. Horton, Nathaniel B. Horton, Remember Smith.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Cyrus M. Wheaton. The town-treasurer during the same period was George H. Carpenter.

1861. A special town-meeting was held on the 6th of May, at which it was voted ‘to raise a volunteer company to be in readiness for service when called upon by the Governor; and that fifteen dollars bounty be paid to each person, a citizen of this town, who shall enlist, and when called into actual service to be paid fifteen dollars a month in addition to what he received from the Government during his actual term of service; and to be paid ten dollars for a uniform, and one dollar a day for drill service two days in each week, to drill three hours each day, not to exceed three months when organized.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow five thousand dollars to carry the above vote into effect, and John C. Marvel and Cyrus M. Wheaton were associated with the selectmen ‘to draw such sums of money from the treasury as may be needed to pay the above expenses.’ John C. Marvel, N. B. Horton, and M. R. Randall were chosen ‘to enlist volunteers.’ At a meeting held on the 12th of August, five hundred dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid, ‘in accordance with an act of the Legislature.’

1862. A special town-meeting was held on the 28th of July, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of one hundred

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