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[154] and at the end of the war had a surplus of three over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fourteen thousand nine hundred and forty-three dollars and fifty cents ($14,943.50).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $65.50; in 1862, $394.41; in 1863, $613.55; in 1864, $892.65; in 1866, $586.30. Total amount in four years, $2,552.31.


Somerset

Incorporated Feb. 20, 1790. Population in 1860, 1,793; in 1865, 1,791. Valuation in 1860, $914,070; in 1865, $865,618.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863, were Henry E. Marble, Alfred Pratt, Nathan A. Chase; in 1864, William P. Hood, William F. Hathaway, Marcus A. Brown; in 1865, William P. Hood, William F. Hathaway, William H. Pierce.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, was Leonard C. Pierce; in 1865, Elbridge G. Paul.

1861. The first legal meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held May 1st, at which it was voted to appropriate five hundred dollars ‘to furnish uniforms for a military company;’ also, to pay each volunteer a bounty of twenty-five dollars, and to pay him twenty-six dollars a month, ‘including his Government pay,’ while in active service. The treasurer was authorized to borrow three thousand dollars ‘to meet these expenditures.’ A committee of seven was chosen, in whose charge the expenditure of the money was placed. November 5th, Four hundred dollars were appropriated to pay aid to the families of volunteers living in the town.

1862. July 21st, Voted, to pay to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years, to fill the quota of the town, a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars, when mustered into service. The treasurer was authorized to borrow thirty-five hundred dollars to pay the same. August 9th, The bounty was increased to

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