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[182] adding to the comfort of the soldiers at the ront, and forwarded through the Sanitary and Christian Commissions on several occasions under-clothing, quilts, pillow-cases, dried apples, jellies, newspapers, and other comforts for the sick and wounded.


Incorporated—, 1675. Population in 1860, 1,688; in 1865, 1,567. Valuation in 1860, $832,633; in 1865, $832,083.

The selectmen in 1861 were Richard Hazeltine, Samuel W. Hopkinson, Leverett Kimball; in 1862, Edmund Kimball, John Perley, Samuel W. Hopkinson; in 1863, Samuel W. Hopkinson, Walter Goodell, Nathaniel Carleton; in 1864 and 1865, Charles B. Emerson, John Perley, A. Judson Day.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Nathaniel Hatch. The town-treasurer in 1861, and until Aug. 19, 1862, was William Tenney; and from that time until the present, 1871, Harvey M. Fowle.

1861. At the annual town-meeting held on the 26th of April, one thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to the families of citizens who have entered into active military service, or who may ‘hereafter volunteer in the military service of their country;’ and E. F. Brigham and George Johnson were chosen to act with the selectmen in distributing the money appropriated.

1862. On the 17th of March the selectmen were authorized to borrow money necessary to furnish State aid to the families of volunteers, to be distributed in accordance with the law of the Commonwealth. July 21st, The selectmen were directed to ‘raise money to pay each person now resident of Bradford, who shall enlist and be accepted within three weeks, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars,’ the sum to be paid when the volunteer is accepted and mustered in, ‘which sum shall be in addition to all other bounty and pay.’ They were also authorized to borrow money to aid the widows and children, living in the town, of volunteers who have died in the service of their country. August 19th, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for nine months service, and be mustered in and credited to the quota of

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