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The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all of these years was G. S. Rogers.

1862. The first legal town-meeting to consider questions in relation to the war was held August 18th, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years service who enlists and is credited to the quota of the town, and to refund ‘all moneys paid by the citizens to volunteers furnished by the town.’ August 23d, The same bounty was authorized to be paid to volunteers for nine months service.

1863. April 6th, ‘Voted, to raise by tax eight hundred and fifty dollars to reimburse the subscribers who advanced the money paid as bounties last summer to the three-years volunteers from this town.’

1864. May 2d, ‘Voted, to assess a tax to pay back the money subscribed and paid by individuals to volunteers, since last July, not to exceed one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each man.’

From this time to the end of the war the town continued to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars; and several meetings were held, at which money was appropriated to pay bounties, and to reimburse citizens who had voluntarily expended of their own private means to encourage recruiting, to pay bounties to volunteers, and to furnish aid to their families.

Wales furnished eighty-two men for the war, which was a surplus of nine over and above all demands. Four were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was eight thousand five hundred and nineteen dollars and eighty-two cents ($8,519.82).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $155.00; in 1862, $891.12; in 1863, $1,362.21; in 1864, $1,202.46; in 1865, $750. Total amount, $4,360.79.

‘The ladies of Wales were active and liberal on behalf ’

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