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[357] which the treasurer was authorized to borrow four thousand dollars for the payment of bounties to volunteers and State aid to the families of the soldiers, and an additional four thousand dollars to ‘cancel the debt already incurred by the town on account of the war.’

1864. At a meeting held on the 14th of March, the town voted to raise by taxation four thousand dollars to pay debts already contracted on account of the war. At another meeting held on the 1st of June, the selectmen were authorized to borrow whatever sums of money they may require to keep the quota of the town filled. On the 4th of November, the town voted to raise three thousand dollars to pay State aid to the families of soldiers and bounties to volunteers.

South Hadley furnished two hundred and forty-two 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 raised and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was twenty-four thousand six hundred and sixty-eight dollars and fifty-two cents ($24,668.52).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families during the war, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $364.74; in 1862, $1,737.13; in 1863, $2,861.26; in 1864, $3,333.00; in 1865, $2,000.00. Total amount, $10,296.13.


Incorporated Jan. 5, 1753. Population in 1860, 1,130; in 1865, 1,216. Valuation in 1860, $496,462; in 1865, $502,448.

The selectmen in 1861 were Isaac Parsons, Jonathan N. Judd,1 Harris Nimocks; in 1862, Isaac Parsons, Edson Hannum, Artemas Barnes; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, Zeno E. Colman, Henry S. Sheldon, Lyman C. Tiffany.

1 Mr. Judd died in July, 1861, and Edson Hannum was chosen to fill the vacancy in the Board of Selectmen, and E. A. Edwards was appointed town-clerk. In October Mr. Edwards raised a company and went to the war, and Elisha Edwards was appointed town-clerk to fill the vacancy.

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