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 canned fruits, and other useful articles, to the value of about three hundred dollars.
William H. Wyles, Sumner Parker, Newton S. Hubbard; in 1862, William H. Wyles, Sumner Parker, Edwin A. James; in 1863, William H. Wyles, Sumner Parker, James S. Blair; in 1864, William H. Wyles, Sumner Parker, Thomas J. Morgan; in 1865, William H. Wyles, James S. Blair, James B. Brown. The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was Henry F. Brown; in 1863 and 1864, George Bacon; in 1865, Henry F. Brown. The town-treasurer from 1848 until 1871 was A. L. Converse. 1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held June 29th. The selectmen were authorized to draw such sums of money from the town treasury as they might deem proper to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, as provided by law. 1862. July 31st, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each citizen of the town who should enlist for three years to fill the quota of the town. Voted, to pay the same aid to the families of those soldiers who have died in the service as is paid to the families of the living. August 28th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, enlisting to the credit of the town; also voted, that if any volunteer from Brimfield shall be sick or wounded, ‘and is in need of care or attention, it shall be furnished at the expense of the town.’ 1863. September 22d, Voted, to furnish aid to the families ‘of men who have been or may hereafter be drafted into the military service of the United States.’ 1864. April 4th, Voted, to appropriate twelve hundred dollars ‘for the payment of bounties to volunteers;’ also, to ‘fix the bounty to be paid to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town for three years at one hundred and twenty-five dollars;’
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