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The selectmen in 1861 were Horatio W. Tilton, Tristram Mayhew, Stephen D. Skiff; in 1862, Tristram Mayhew, John W. Mayhew, Smith Mayhew; in 1863, Tristram Mayhew, Samuel T. Hancock, John Hammett; in 1864, Herman Vincent, Horatio W. Tilton, William Norton; in 1865, Herman Vincent, Tristram Mayhew, Moses Adams.

The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was Josiah W. Tilton; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, James N. Tilton. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Allen Tilton; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Benjamin Manter.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 16th of December, at which the town voted to authorize the selectmen ‘to act according to the law of the Commonwealth, in regard to the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers who have enlisted in the military service of the United States.’

1862. A special town-meeting was held on the 14th of June, at which the selectmen were directed to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, or to those who are dependent on them for support, ‘as they may think proper.’ Another special meeting was held on the 12th of July, when the following vote was passed:—

Voted, To pay the sum of one hundred dollars to each of the first four volunteers, or, in case of no volunteers, the same sum to be paid to each of the first four persons hereafter drafted, provided such persons shall pass the necessary examination before the authorized officer.

These were men for three years service. At a town-meeting held on the 26th of August, it was—

Voted, To raise six hundred dollars for each three-years volunteer, and that it should be paid them as soon as they are mustered into service.

Voted, To raise three hundred dollars for each nine-months volunteer who may enlist before the quota is full.

Voted, That the selectmen hire a sufficient amount of money to pay volunteers who may enlist in the United-States service, if it be needed.

Voted, That the selectmen have authority to pay each of the three-years volunteers the sum of six hundred dollars, and pay to each of the

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