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1864. June 11th, Voted, to pay ‘one hundred dollars each to four men who have recently enlisted, and one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each person who shall enlist to the credit of the town before the 1st of March, 1865.’

Leverett furnished ninety-eight men for the war, which was a surplus of eleven over and above all demands. There were no commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was eight thousand three hundred and twenty-four dollars and sixty-one cents ($8,324.61).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for State aid to the families of volunteers, and which was afterwards refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $121.07; in 1862, $1,091.78; in 1863, $1,741.88; in 1864, $1,809.08; in 1865, $850.00. Total amount, $5,613.81.

The ladies of Leverett formed in 1861 a Soldiers' Aid Society, which was continued during the war. The total value of the articles made and furnished by them for the soldiers was two hundred and twenty dollars and fifty-one cents.


Incorporated Feb. 22, 1809. Population in 1860, 606; in 1865, 592. Valuation in 1860, $273,648; in 1865, $278,647.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863, were David Morey, Oliver Chapin, Russell Richmond; in 1864, Henry Sheldon, Edward Denison, Zadock King; in 1865, Henry Sheldon, Zadock King, A. J. Denison.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was E. Wing Parker.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held September 24th, at which David Morey presented the following preamble and resolutions:—

Whereas, certain young men of our town have come forward promptly at the call of their country, and offered their services for the defence of its institutions and honor; and as the circumstances under which they have so offered themselves plainly show them to be actuated by motives of the loftiest patriotism, every one of whom has

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