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 The information we have received from Granville is quite deficient. Nothing appears to have been done by the town in its corporate capacity during the years 1861 and 1862. What we have received is contained in the two following paragraphs: ‘1863. At a meeting held on the 2d of March, the town voted to abate poll-taxes of three-years men enlisted in the United-States service.’ 1864. ‘Voted the same.’ August 5th, ‘Voted, to raise one hundred and twenty-five dollars to pay each person who shall volunteer into the service of the United States for the period of one year or more.’ “Voted, to raise one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each man to deposit in the hands of the State Treasurer, to the amount of 1/4, or 25 per cent, of our last quota.” Granville, according to the return made in 1866 by the selectmen, furnished one hundred and thirty-five men for the war, which is within five or ten of the exact number, as the town furnished its full quota on every call made by the President, and at the end of the war had a surplus of five 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 nine thousand six hundred and seventy-five dollars ($9,675.00). The amount of money raised and expended by the town for the payment of State aid to the families of soldiers during the war, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $186.30; in 1862, $1,323.72; in 1863, $1,699.19; in 1864, $1,458.71; in 1865, $685.69. Total amount, $5,353.61.
F. L. Burley, William A. Webber, Warren A. Wallis; in 1863, William A. Webber, Horace Wallis, R. A. Blodgett; in 1864 and 1865, F. L. Burley, N. P. Marcy, Squire J. Ballard. The town-clerk and town-treasurer in 1861 was F. B. Blodgett; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Francis Wight.
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