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[341] in 1864, $1,335.83; in 1865, $561.00. Total amount, $4,564.21.


Incorporated May 14, 1781. Population in 1860, 439; in 1865, 412. Valuation in 1860, $157,942; in 1865, $152,796.

The selectmen in 1861 were Hiram Barrus, C. A. Packard, C. C. Dresser; in 1862, C. A. Packard, C. C. Dresser, Alonzo Shaw; in 1863, C. A. Packard, C. C. Dresser, George Dresser; in 1864, C. A. Packard, Alonzo Shaw, George Dresser; in 1865, C. A. Packard, Alvan Barrus, Joshua Knowlton.

The town-clerk in 1861 was Benjamin White; in 1862, Alvan Barrus was elected and served until August 5th, when he enlisted and went to the war; Benjamin White was appointed to fill the vacancy; in 1863, Benjamin White; in 1864 and 1865, Joshua Knowlton. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Timothy P. Lyman; in 1862 and 1863, Henry H. Tilton; in 1864 and 1865, Joshua Knowlton.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider questions relating to the war, was held on the 6th of May, at which it was voted to appropriate two hundred dollars to be expended in recruiting volunteers; and C. A. Packard, H. H. Tilton, Hiram Packard, Daniel Williams, and Francis Jepson ‘were chosen a committee to attend to the same.’ November 5th, Voted, to furnish aid to the families of those citizens of the town who have enlisted, or may hereafter enlist, in the military service of their country, and the selectmen were authorized to borrow ‘such sums of money as will be necessary for this purpose.’

1862. September 3d, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who has enlisted, or shall hereafter enlist, to the credit of the town, either for three years or nine months service, and to borrow money to pay the same.

1863. January 19th, Voted, to instruct C. A. Packard to borrow eleven hundred and forty dollars to pay bounties to volunteers. March 2d, Voted, to use one thousand dollars of the

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