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[337] D. Lyman; in 1865, Edwin S. Janes, Lewis S. Clark, Joel Bassett.

The town-clerk in the years 1861, 1862, and 1863, was Lucius Preston; in 1864, George S. Clark; in 1865, Charles B. Johnson. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863, was Ambrose Stone; in 1864 and 1865, Levi Parsons.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 30th of April, at which the following preamble and resolution were adopted:—

Whereas a large portion of the citizens of the United States are in open rebellion against the Government of the same, and the President of the United States has by proclamation called for a large force of volunteer soldiers to defend and vindicate the Government, and there is a strong probability of a still larger force being soon called for; and as we deem it to be the privilege as well as the duty of every good citizen and lover of his country to contribute in some way towards supporting the Government from which he receives protection: therefore, in order to encourage the citizens of this town to volunteer their services in defence of our General Government, be it

Resolved, That the town appropriate five thousand dollars for the purpose of equipping such volunteers as may be called into service, and for the relief of families and relatives dependent upon them for snpport.

November 5th, Voted, to pay State aid to the families of volunteers as provided by law.

1862. August 11th, Voted, that the town pay the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each of the twenty-one volunteers, or to any portion of them, who have enlisted from this town, and shall be received into the service of the United States under the last call of the President. Voted, to pay fifty dollars to each volunteer who enlists for nine months when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town, ‘and in case after the nine months service they enlist for three years or the war they shall receive seventy-five dollars additional.’ August 27th, Voted, ‘that seventy-five dollars in addition to the fifty dollars voted on the eleventh instant be paid volunteers for nine months.’

1863. August 17th, The families of drafted men were put

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