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[331] the Commonwealth, was one hundred and eighty-four thousand and seventy-five dollars and seven cents ($184,075.07), making the total expenditure $599,117.83.

The following is the war record of the various towns:—


Incorporated Feb. 13, 1759. Population in 1860, 3,206; in 1865, 3,413. Valuation in 1860, $1,581,521; in 1865, $1,860,457. The selectmen in 1861 were Ezra Ingram, Eleazor Kellogg, H. Pomroy; in 1862 and 1863, Ezra Ingram, Eleazor Kellogg, Daniel Converse; in 1864, Ezra Ingram, Eleazor Kellogg, Avery R. Cushman; in 1865, Ezra Ingram, Eleazor Kellogg, Porter Dickinson.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was Samuel C. Carter.

1861. May 1st, The selectmen were authorized to borrow not exceeding five thousand dollars to be applied to the purchase of outfits for volunteers, their comfort while in the military service, and the maintenance and support of their families at home.

1862. July 21st, Voted, to pay one hundred dollars bounty to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years in the military service and be mustered in to the credit of the town. Voted, That it is the wish of the citizens that volunteers enlisting from Amherst ‘associate with the volunteers from Hadley, Hatfield, Leverett, Pelham, Sunderland, and Granby, in forming a company.’ August 25th, Voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who enlists in the nine-months service, and is credited to Amherst, ‘provided that the whole number required for this town shall be enlisted before the first day of September.’ ‘Voted, that the first names on the enlisting rolls shall have the first preference to go into the army.’1 October 11th, The selectmen were authorized ‘to make an arrangement with any other city or town for our surplus of enlisted men, reserving to the town the benefit of such surplus in a future call of the President.’

1 This vote was passed after the enlisting committee had reported that more than sixty men had offered themselves, and that the volunteers would far exceed the number required.

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