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The selectmen in 1861 were N. D. Parks, H. A. Gould, E. A. Russell; in 1862, N. D. Parks, A. G. Mullory, Horace Heath; in 1863, N. D. Parks, Dexter Parks, E. A. Russell; in 1864 and 1865, Roland Parks, Dexter Parks, D. S. Bronson.

The town-clerk during these years was Roland Parks. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, was Roland Parks; in 1865, Horace Parks.

1861. A legal town-meeting was held on the 1st of May, at which the following preamble and resolution were adopted:—

Whereas our Government is in a perilous condition, and men are needed to protect the rights and liberties of American citizens, and maintain our Government; therefore—

Resolved, That we will equip such of our townsmen as have, or may, volunteer their services to protect and maintain our Government; also, that we will pay the families of such volunteers the sum of ten dollars a month, to commence at the time said volunteers are called upon to leave their families, and continue until the close of their services in the present war, or until the General Government shall provide for their necessities.

The selectmen were also authorized to appropriate money, and to call out the militia of the town for drill, ‘if they think it expedient.’ November 5th, The town voted ‘to authorize the selectmen to pay State aid to the families of volunteers, as provided by act of the Legislature.’

1862. July 15th, Voted, to respond to the call of the Governor for seven volunteers to fill the quota of the town; to raise seven hundred dollars to aid the family of each volunteer who may enlist to the credit of the town; and also to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who may enlist for that town. August 30th, The town voted to raise one thousand dollars for aid to the soldiers' families, and to pay bounties to volunteers. The town-clerk was also instructed to ascertain, if possible, whether any of the volunteers from that town had been wounded ‘in the late battles and needed assistance, and, if so, that the selectmen furnish what aid they may require.’

1863. The town during this year had furnished all the men required of it, and at its close there were not as many ablebodied

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