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[225] at which it was voted to pay nine-months men a bounty of two hundred and fifty dollars. During the remainder of the war the town paid the bounty fixed by the law of the State; namely, one hundred and twenty-five dollars, in addition to which thirty-two hundred and seventy-five dollars were raised by private subscription for bounty and recruiting purposes, which was afterwards repaid to the subscribers by a vote of the town.

Newbury furnished one hundred and eighty-nine men for the war, being a surplus of twenty-five over and above all demands. Five were commissioned officers. The amount of money voted by the town and expended for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-eight thousand eight hundred and sixty-two dollars ($28,862.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town in the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers during the four years of the war, and which was afterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $343.22; in 1862, $1,352.57; in 1863, $2,636.60; in 1864, $2,450.00; in 1865, $2,200.00. Total amount, $8,982.39.

The ladies of Newbury formed in the early part of the war a Soldiers' Aid Society, which continued in operation as long as it was needful. It is estimated that the contributions of the society in clothing and sanitary stores amounted in value to the sum of two thousand dollars.


Incorporated as a town Jan. 28, 1764. Population in 1860, 13,401; in 1865, 12,980. Valuation in 1860, $6,847,183; in 1865, $7,659,960.

In 1861, George W. Jackman, Jr., mayor;1 Isaac Hale, Jr., Nathaniel Pierce, George S. George, Joseph A. Frothingham, William H. Huse, George W. Jackman, Jr., Winthrop 0. Evans, aldermen. In 1862, George W. Jackman, Jr., mayor; Isaac Hale, Jr., Charles C. Dame, Nathaniel Pierce, George S. George, Horace Hamblet, William H. Huse, Winthrop O. Evans, aldermen. In 1863, Isaac H. Boardman, mayor; Samuel Pettengell, William Graves, Norman C.

1 Moses Davenport was mayor part of the year, and Mr. Jackman was alderman part of the year.

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