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The town-clerk during all these years was Joseph P. Lovering. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was George Appleton; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Daniel E. Safford.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held on the 3d of May, when it was voted to raise one thousand dollars, as ‘a contingent fund for the assistance of volunteers, and in aid of their families;’ each volunteer to receive twenty dollars when mustered into service, and ten dollars a month in addition to his Government pay as long as he continues in the service, and his family to be provided for during the same period. The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money.

1862. June 23d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow one thousand dollars to aid the families of volunteers. July 23d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist to fill the quota of the town, and a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each of those who shall enlist within thirty days. August 18th, The bounty was fixed at one hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid to any person enlisting to the credit of the town, ‘whether citizen of the town or not, until the quota of the town be filled.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow money. August 25th, The same bounty was directed to be paid to volunteers enlisting for nine months service. September 1st, The bounty to volunteers was raised to two hundred dollars.

1863. March 10th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow two thousand dollars for aid to the soldiers' families.

1864. July 18th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to any person who shall enlist under the pending call of the President, ‘or any which may be issued after the 1st of July, 1864, and before the first day of March, 1865,’ to be paid when the men are accepted, credited, and mustered in; ‘provided that, if the said bounty shall have been advanced in good faith by any citizen, upon satisfactory proof thereof it shall be repaid by the town to the person by whom it was advanced.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow such sums of money as might be required to carry the above votes into effect.

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