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[284] Ira W. Barnard; in 1862 and 1863, Pliny Fisk, R. B. Bardwell, Ira W. Barnard; in 1864, Pliny Fisk, R. B. Bardwell, John A. Andrews; in 1865, Pliny Fisk, R. B. Bardwell, Amasa Bardwell.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all of the years of the war was C. M. Duncan.

1861. The first meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 19th of April, at which it was voted to appropriate five hundred dollars to buy uniforms for Company H, Tenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. July 3d, One thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to the families of volunteers. November 5th, Four hundred and ninety-eight dollars and fifty cents were voted ‘to reimburse subscriptions made by individuals for the volunteers of Company H, Tenth Regiment.’

1862. No action appears to have been taken by the town, in its corporate capacity, in relation to the war during this year.

1863. November 3d, Voted, ‘that a committee of twelve be raised to circulate a subscription paper among the tax-payers, each signer pledging himself to pay his proportion of such a sum as may be paid to secure twenty volunteers for the United-States service.’ November 23d, ‘Voted, to raise fifteen hundred dollars by subscription to procure volunteers, said sums to be equally apportioned on the subscribers according to their polls and estates.’

1864. February 20th, A committee of three was appointed to act with the selectmen to procure volunteers to fill the quota of the town ‘under the last call of the President.’ Two thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of bounties. April 16th. Thirty-seven hundred dollars and fifty cents were appropriated to defray the expenses of filling the last quota, and fifteen hundred dollars ‘to refund subscriptions.’ The selectmen were authorized to continue recruiting until March, 1865; to pay to each volunteer a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars, and to borrow money for that purpose. May 31st, ‘Voted, that the selectmen procure thirty volunteers immediately, and send them into the service as soon as may be;’ also, to borrow five thousand dollars.

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