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[250] were directed ‘to open the papers this evening in the town room, to give a chance to any of the citizens of the town who wish to enlist.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow money.

1863. April 6th, The treasurer was authorized to borrow two thousand dollars for aid to soldiers' families, and the selectmen were directed to pay aid ‘to those families of volunteers who have died or returned disabled from the service.’

1864. July 27th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer enlisting for three years to the credit of the town, ‘under any future call of the President;’ and the treasurer was authorized to borrow money to pay the same.

Wenham furnished one hundred and fifty men for the war, which was a surplus of fifteen over and above all demands. Three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was six thousand seven hundred and sixty-five dollars ($6,765.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war in the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers, and which was afterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $855.83; in 1862, $2,071.82; in 1863, $2,458.74; in 1864, $2,426.88; in 1865, $1,300.00. Total amount, $9,113.27.

We have an account of the articles and money furnished by the ladies of Wenham to the soldiers during the war, the money value of which it would be as difficult to estimate as it would be to fix by the same standard the ‘benevolence, love, and patriotism which prompted their action. It only shows how noble and generous they were.’

West Newbury

Incorporated June 14, 1820. Population in 1860, 2,202; in 1865, 2,088. Valuation in 1860, $938,741; in 1865, $940,919.

The selectmen in 1861 were N. F. Emery, Ichabod Titcomb, E. P. Stanwood; in 1862, Ichabod Titcomb, Moses Newell, N. F. Emery; in 1863, William Merrill, George Emery, Dean

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