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[359] The amount of money raised and expended by the town for the payment of State aid during the war, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $92.28; in 1862, $1,131.86; in 1863, $2,013.61; in 1864, $1,662.21; in 1865, $1,000.00. Total amount, $5,899.96.


Incorporated Nov. 25, 1761. Population in 1860, 3,597; in 1865, 3,307. Valuation in 1860, $1,309,890; in 1865, $1,306,545.

The selectmen in 1861 were Samuel H. Phelps, Lucas Gibbs, William A. Root; in 1862, Otis Lane, William A. Root, John H. Pepper; in 1863, Otis Lane, John H. Pepper, Darius Eaton; in 1864, Otis Lane, William E. Bassett, Andrew J. Harwood; in 1865, Charles A. Stevens, George Rich, Otis Lane.

The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was Francis Dewitt; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, S. B. Witherell. The town-treasurer during all these years was Addison Sandford.

1861. A legal town-meeting was held on the 1st of May, at which on motion of W. S. B. Hopkins it was—

Resolved, That a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars be and hereby is appropriated to equip such volunteers as may be raised in said Ware to provide for their families in their absence, and for all purposes connected with the present war.

Resolved, That the town-treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized to borrow such sums of money on behalf of the town, not exceeding the above appropriation, as may be necessary, and to keep such sum for the purposes above named.

Resolved, That William Hyde, Rev. Patrick Healey, S. J. Witherell, C. A. Stevens, George H. Gilbert, Addison Sandford, S. H. Phelps, J. E. Bowdoin, E. Hall, T. F. Sherman, John H. Pepper, J. N. Lewis, G. W. Witherell, Sylvester Bowen, and J. W. Brackenridge, be a committee to manage and expend the above fund, and that all orders of said committee shall be honored by the town-treasurer.

It was voted to pay each volunteer twenty dollars when mustered into active service, and at the rate of one dollar a day while engaged in drilling, to ‘those who enlist.’

1862. July 17th, A citizens' meeting was held, at which it

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