Joseph Wilson; in 1863, John Meacom, Robert S. Foster, Joseph Wilson, John Ober, William G. Woodberry; in 1864, Robert S. Foster, Joseph Wilson, Lawson Walker, James Hill, John T. Ober; in 1865, Joseph Wilson, Robert S. Foster, James Hill, Lawson Walker, Elijah E. Lummus.
The town-clerk during all these years was James Hill, and the town-treasurer for the same period was Robert G. Bennett.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held on the 15th of May, the purpose being to see what measures the town would adopt to furnish uniforms and other proper articles for members of the military company belonging to Beverly, then in the service of the United States.
It was voted to refer the whole matter to the selectmen, with discretionary power to act as they should think proper, and to borrow money upon the credit of the town.
On motion of John I. Baker, it was unanimously—
Resolved, That we tender to the officers and soldiers of the Beve