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[213] commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was seven thousand nine hundred and eighty-six dollars ($7,986.00). Of this amount upwards of nine hundred dollars were voluntarily contributed by individuals.

The amount of money raised and expended during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $279.86; in 1862, $1,073.80; in 1863, $1,459.00; in 1864, $2,157.00; in 1865, $1,200.00. Total amount, $6,869.66.


Incorporated May 14, 1645. Population in 1860, 1,698; in 1865, 1,643. Valuation in 1860, $787,045; in 1865, $766,383.

The selectmen in 1861 were John Lee, John Price, Aaron Bennett; in 1862, John Price, Aaron Bennett, Albert E. Low; in 1863, John Price, Aaron Bennett, George F. Allen; in 1864, George F. Allen, Aaron Bennett, George F. Rust; in 1865, George F. Allen, Aaron Bennett, Albion Gilman.

The town-clerk in 1861 was John Lee; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, George F. Allen. The town-treasurer during all these years was Albert E. Low.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon questions relating to the war, was held on the 1st of May, at which Albert W. Jewett, Albert E. Low, and Samuel Crowell were appointed to ascertain the wants of the families of soldiers who have enlisted or may enlist in the service of their country, and to make proper provision for them; and for that purpose fifteen hundred dollars were appropriated, which the treasurer was authorized to borrow.

1862. January 10th, One thousand dollars were authorized to be borrowed for aid to soldiers' families. March 17th, Three thousand dollars additional were voted for aid to the soldiers' families during the year. July 15th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each inhabitant who shall volunteer for three years service, when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town. The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money to pay the same. August 22d, A bounty of one

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