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 1865. March 28th, Voted, to authorize the town-treasurer to borrow such sums of money as may be necessary for aid to soldiers' families. Montgomery furnished forty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of eight over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was six thousand and forty-nine dollars ($6,049.00). The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to the families of soldiers, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $401.99; in 1863, $466.00; in 1864, $633.00; in 1865, $632.11. Total amount, $2,133.10.
George Moores, J. S. Loomis, Gilbert Barker; in 1862, J. S. Loomis, Abel Webber, Nathan Harwood; in 1863 and 1864, Abel Webber, E. B. Gates, P. W. Webster; in 1865, Enos Calkins, George Moores, E. B. Gates. The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, and 1863, was Daniel Granger; in 1864, J. H. Blair; in 1865, Lyman Dimock. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863, was Daniel Granger; in 1864, J. H. Blair; in 1865, L. Dimock. 1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 4th of May, at which the town voted to appropriate two thousand dollars ‘to arm, equip, and drill a company for military service, and three thousand dollars to provide for the support of the families of volunteers living in Palmer.’ 1862. A town-meeting was held on the 19th of July, at which the selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who should enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town. Another meeting
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