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[361] on every call, and had a surplus of twenty over and above all demands. Nine were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-six thousand and twenty-nine dollars ($36,029.00).

The amount of money raised and expended during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $712.27; in 1862, $4,741.61; in 1863, $5,463.50; in 1864, $5,400.00; in 1865, $2,600.00. Total amount, $18,917.38.


Incorporated Sept. 29, 1778. Population in 1860, 608; in 1865, 637. Valuation in 1860, $298,404; in 1865, $291,384.

The selectmen in 1861 were Medad King, Anson Chapman, John Bates; in 1862, Medad King, John Bates, Enoch H. Lyman; in 1863, Medad King, Enoch H. Lyman, Henry M. Parsons; in 1864, Enoch H. Lyman, Henry M. Parsons, Elbert Langdon; in 1865, Elbert Langdon, Albert G. Jewett, Henry W. Montague.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was David W. Clark.

1861. There does not appear to have been any action taken by the town in its corporate capacity in relation to the war during this year.

1862. The first meeting held by the town to consider matters in relation to the war was on the 1st of August, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of seventy-five dollars to each volunteer credited to the town who shall enlist for nine months in the military service. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money for that purpose. October 4th, The treasurer was directed ‘to pay back to the several collectors all moneys paid in by them as bounty money for the town's first quota of three hundred thousand men, and that the town treasurer be authorized to borrow six hundred dollars to pay equally to each of the six volunteers.’

1863. April 25th, The town voted to raise seventeen hundred and fifty dollars for the payment of bounties to volunteers.

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