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The selectmen in 1861 were Augustus A. Moore, Henry S. Stiles, Horace F. Moore; in 1862, William Squier, Aaron P. Parks, Gilbert Squier; in 1863, William Squier, Augustus A. Moore, Orlando W. Axtell; in 1864, Edwin S. Snow, Horace F. Moore, R. Wesley Clark; in 1865, Aaron P. Parks, R. Wesley Clark, Horace F. Moore.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, and 1865, was Aaron P. Parks; in 1863, Lewis F. Allyn; in 1864, Horace Bartholomew. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863, was Lewis T. Allyn; in 1864 and 1865, Augustus A. Moore.

1861. No action appears to have been taken by the town, in its legal capacity, during this year in regard to the war.

1862. March 10th, Voted, to raise one hundred dollars for aid to soldiers' families. April 7th, The selectmen were authorized to borrow, not exceeding four hundred dollars, for the same purpose. July 28th, Voted, to raise five hundred and twenty-five dollars to pay bounties to volunteers, and to drafted men if there should be any. The treasurer was authorized to borrow the money. Discretionary power was given to the selectmen to pay aid to soldiers' families. September 15th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service until the quota of the town should be filled. The selectmen were authorized to borrow the money.

1863. April 6th, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was raised to two hundred dollars. Four hundred and fifty dollars were appropriated for aid to soldiers' families.

1864. April 11th, One thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to soldiers' families. The bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars. July 18th, The treasurer and selectmen were authorized to borrow fifteen hundred dollars with which to pay bounties. Voted, ‘to pay two hundred and twenty-five dollars per man, if necessary, in addition to one hundred and twenty-five dollars already voted by the town,’ to obtain eight men to complete the quota of the town. December 13th, Twelve hundred dollars were appropriated to pay ‘for procuring volunteers.’

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