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1865. April 3d, The treasurer was authorized to borrow, not exceeding three thousand dollars, for State aid to the families of volunteers. August 18th, Voted, to refund the sum of eighteen hundred dollars β€˜to such persons as contributed the same in aid of, and for filling the quota of, this town under the calls of the President made in 1864.’

Hamilton furnished, according to the returns made by the selectmen in 1866, seventy-six men for the war, which is very nigh the exact number, and which was a surplus of eleven over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for military purposes during the war, exclusive of State aid, was eight thousand two hundred and forty-five dollars ($8,245.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers, and which was afterwards repaid to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $352.89; in 1862, $1,507.28; in 1863, $1,862.00; in 1864, $1,904.00; in 1865, $1,099.80. Total amount, $6,725.97.


Incorporated, 1645. Population in 1860, 9,995; in 1865, 10,660. Valuation in 1860, $5,450,782; in 1865, $4,448,107.

The selectmen in 1861 were Robert G. Walker, Levi Taylor, Nathan S. Kimball; in 1862, Nathan S. Kimball, Levi Taylor, Amos A. Sargent; in 1863 and 1864, Levi Taylor, Amos A. Sargent, David D. Chase; in 1865, Nathan S. Kimball, Levi Taylor, David Boynton.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during the years 1861, 1862, and 1863, was Addison B. Jaques; during 1864 and 1865, Calvin Battrick.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 2d of May; at which Hon. Alfred Kittridge presented the following preamble and resolutions which were adopted:β€”

Whereas the President of the United States has called upon the several States of the Union for volunteers to suppress a Rebellion, and

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