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[346] of Hadley. The treasurer was also directed to deposit a sum of money with the State Treasurer to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars for each recruit which the State might furnish. The selectmen were authorized to borrow four thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ‘to carry the above votes into effect.’

1865. May 4th, Voted, to raise six thousand six hundred dollars to reimburse those citizens of the town who voluntarily contributed that sum to pay bounties and encourage recruiting.

Hadley furnished two hundred and twenty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-three over and above all demands. Three were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town to carry on the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-seven thousand seven hundred dollars ($27,700.00). Many patriotic citizens furnished money to aid recruiting, which was not refunded, and of which no record appears on the town books.

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $168.41; in 1862, $1,235.60; in 1863, $2,455.82; in 1864, $2,713.57; in 1865, $1,805.16. Total amount, $8,378.56.

‘Much good work in behalf of the soldiers was done by the ladies of Hadley.’


Incorporated May 11, 1670. Population in 1860, 1,337; in 1865, 1,405. Valuation in 1860, $1,071,747; in 1865, $1,442,691.

The selectmen in 1861 were Roswell Hubbard, Moses Morton, Lemuel Cooley; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, William H. Dickinson, R. H. Belden, J. T. Fitch.

The town-clerk during all the years of the war was W. D. Billings. The town-treasurer during the same period was D. F. Wells.

1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 6th of May, at which Moses Morton, William H. Dickinson, George Waite, J. D. Billings,

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