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[269] pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting under the last calls of the President, and credited to the quota of the town.

1863. March 2d, Appropriated five hundred dollars for State aid to families of volunteers, and on the 3d of November ten hundred and fifty-nine dollars and seventy-eight cents ‘for the benefit of volunteers.’

1864. March 7th, Voted, to raise one thousand dollars for State aid to soldiers' families. April 25th, ‘Voted, to raise a sufficient sum to fill all quotas up to the present time, not to exceed one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each man.’ A similar vote was passed on the 27th of June.

1865. March 6th, The same amount of bounty was voted to be paid to volunteers to the end of the year.

Hawley furnished eighty-one men for the war, which was a surplus of eight over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was eight thousand two hundred and thirty dollars ($8,230.00). In addition to this, eight thousand nine hundred and forty-five dollars ($8,945.00) were raised for recruiting purposes by private subscription. Total, $17,175.00.

The amount of money raised and paid during the years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $534.17; in 1863, $1,112.00; in 1864, $796.46; in 1865, $400.00. Total amount, $2,842.63.

The ladies of Hawley contributed five hundred and twenty-five dollars in clothing and other articles of comfort for the soldiers, which were forwarded by them to the front.


Incorporated Feb. 14, 1785. Population in 1860, 661; in 1865, 642. Valuation in 1860, $255,580; in 1865, $232,551.

The selectmen in 1861 were Arad Hall, John Henry, Joseph Robbins; in 1862, David Temple, Horace McGee, D. M. Sprague; in 1863, David Temple, Cyrus Temple, John Read; in 1864, E. P. Thompson, John Henry, Henry L. Warfield;

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