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‘ [191] their own account to Doctor Howe, or the regiments in the field. During the first months of winter we sent to the Sanitary Commission four boxes of garments and bedding valued at four hundred and fifty dollars. In the spring of 1862 we collected for the Sanitary Commission one hundred dollars, and at various times sent barrels and boxes of supplies valued at eight hundred dollars: we also sent another box to the Nineteenth Regiment. During 1863 we sent barrels of clothing, boxes of books, and supplies for the Sanitary and Christian Commissions, amounting in value to about three hundred and fifty dollars. During the year 1864 we sent about twenty barrels, boxes, and packages, which were equally distributed to the Sanitary and Christian Commissions, to Surgeon-General Dale, and to Mrs. Mary B. Dully for the hospital at Hampden, Virginia, value in all about four hundred and eighty dollars; also, fifty dollars in cash to the Christian Commission. We also sent in 1865 about ten barrels to those various points valued at three hundred and fifty dollars. The total, as near as can be ascertained, is about twenty-five hundred dollars. Contributions were made by other societies to the amount of about two hundred dollars.’


Incorporated May 22, 1639. Population in 1860, 10,904; in 1865, 11,938. Valuation in 1860, $4,171,942; in 1865, $4,505,390.

The selectmen in 1861 were John S. Webber, David Allen, Jr., Edward C. Hoyt; in 1862, Charles C. Pettingell, Addison Gilbert, Edward C. Hoyt; in 1863, Gorham P. Low, Charles C. Pettingell, Edward C. Hoyt; in 1864, William A. Pew, Edward C. Hoyt, Gorham P. Low; in 1865, Addison Gilbert, Edward C. Hoyt, William P. Dolliver.

The town-clerk during all these years was Henry Center, and the town-treasurer for the same period was T. Sewall Lancaster.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters connected with the war, was held on the 24th of April. The following resolutions were presented to the meeting by J. P. Trask, Esq., and unanimously adopted:—

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