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[307] war, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,132.37; in 1862, $5,717.90; in 1863, $9,194.27; in 1864, $7,400.00; in 1865, $3,500.00. Total amount, $26,944.54.


Longmeadow

Incorporated Oct. 17, 1783. Population in 1860, 1,376; in 1865, 1,480. Valuation in 1860, $917,994; in 1865, $1,016,500.

The selectmen in 1861 were Stephen T. Colton, David Lathrop, Abel H. Calkins. These gentlemen were re-elected every year of the war, with the exception of Mr. Calkins, who was succeeded in 1863 by Horace Hills.

The town-clerk during the whole time was Oliver Wolcott. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was Samuel Kilborn; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Dimond Chandler.

1861. An extra town-meeting was held May 15th, at which Thomas Marther, William E. Boies, Alfred Cooley, William H. Burt, Henry E. Dewey, Charles B. Pomeroy, R. P. O. Markham, Oliver Dwight, and Randolph Stebbins, were appointed to consider the ‘subject of appropriating money for supporting the Government and laws in the impending war against anarchy and Rebellion.’ They reported to pay each volunteer one dollar a day when engaged in drill or military exercise until mustered into the United-States service; also such sum which added to his Government pay, shall be equal to one dollar a day while in the service; that his family shall receive ‘all necessary support at the expense of the town;’ and a committee was appointed to carry the same into effect, and to draw upon the treasurer of the town from time to time for money, not exceeding in all five thousand dollars. The town-treasurer was authorized to borrow the money, and the amount actually expended be provided for by a special tax at the next annual town-meeting. November 5th, The town voted to furnish State aid to the families of volunteers, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow the money.

1862. July 19th, Voted, to borrow one thousand dollars for aid to soldiers' families; also twenty-five hundred dollars for bounties and recruiting expenses. August 29th, Voted, to pay

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