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[348] money advanced by them for recruiting purposes during the past year, said money to be raised by taxation, one-half in 1866, and one-half in 1867. The assessors were also requested to assess upon the polls and estates ‘a sum sufficient to pay each drafted man who furnished a substitute a sum not to exceed three hundred dollars, said tax-list to be delivered to the collector without a warrant,’ and the money so collected to be paid pro rata to those entitled to it.

Hatfield furnished one hundred and forty-six men for the war, which was a surplus of seven over and above all demands. Two were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was fourteen thousand nine hundred and ninety-four dollars and seventy-one cents ($14,994.71).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $154.55; in 1862, $1,291.00; in 1863, $2,406.27; in 1864, $2,026.82; in 1865; $800.00. Total amount, $6,678.64.

The ladies of Hatfield sent to the soldiers and to the hospitals during the war articles of various kinds to the money value of three thousand dollars ; and the citizens generally collected and sent to the Christian Commission one thousand dollars.


Incorporated June 29, 1773. Population in 1860, 1,216; in 1865, 1,163. Valuation in 1860, $442,651; in 1865, $409,395.

The selectmen during the years 1861 and 1862 were Charles H. Kirkland, Gilbert S. Lewis, William P. Miller; in 1863, Daniel Fry, Jairius J. Lyman, E. B. Tinker; in 1864 and 1865, John Parks, Jairius J. Lyman, Charles H. Kirkland.

The town-clerk during 1861 and 1862 was A. J. Stanton; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, E. N. Woods. The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863, was Daniel Fry; in 1864 and 1865, Jabez Stanton.

1861. A special town-meeting was held in September, which voted to appropriate a sufficient sum to provide aid to

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