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 The town-clerk during all these years was Elisha S. Haskins. Town-treasurer during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, was Charles Hodgkin; in 1865, Chester H. Gray. 1861. No legal town-meeting appears to have been held during this year to act upon matters connected with the war. 1862. April 7th, Fifteen hundred dollars were appropriated for State aid to the families of volunteers living in the town. September 5th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars ‘to each person who will volunteer into the military service of the United States until the two quotas of the town are filled.’ 1863. Feb. 7th, The same bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who should enlist and be credited to the town was authorized to be paid. April 6th, Fifteen hundred dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers. 1864. April 20th, “Voted, to pay one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each of the eleven persons who have volunteered as substitutes to fill the quota of the town.” At a meeting held August 27th, a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars was directed to be paid to volunteers enlisting to the credit of the town, ‘on the last call of the President’ for more men. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the same. 1865. April 3d, Voted, to raise five hundred dollars to pay bounties and fifteen hundred dollars for State aid to the soldiers' families; also to pay Henry S. Upton, Dexter M. Oaks, Forest M. Hanson, and Henry Peirce, ‘one hundred and twenty-five dollars apiece at the time of their being mustered out of service.’ May 6th, Voted, to refund all money paid by subscription or otherwise, as allowed by law, ‘to encourage enlistments.’ The treasurer was authorized to borrow money for that purpose. Prescott furnished sixty-seven men for the war, which was a surplus of seven over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was six thousand four hundred and twenty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($6,427.50). The amount of money raised and expended by the town for
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