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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1860., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 11: Nantucket County. (search)
it has a good harbor, on the borders of which the town of Nantucket is located. The history of Nantucket is very interesting, and its war record during the Rebellion, which is all we have now to do with, is highly honorable, and in brief is as follows:— Nantucket Incorporated as the town of Sherburn, June 27, 1687; name changed to Nantucket, June 8, 1795. Population in 1860, 6,294; in 1865, 4,830. Valuation in 1860, $3,875,598; in 1865, $2,152,568. The selectmen in 1861 were William Barney, Joseph Mitchell, 2d, William H. Waitt, Alexander Macy, Benjamin Field, Joshua Parker, Elisha Smith; in 1862 and 1863, Charles F. Brown, Charles A. Folger, Zenas L. Adams, Samuel Woodward, Andrew J. Morton, Samuel Swain, Charles G. Coffin; in 1864, Joseph Mitchell, 2d, Joseph C. Chase, Charles G. Jagger, William H. Waitt, Robert McLean, Henry Colesworth, Jr., Reuben P. Folger; in 1865, Joseph Mitchell, 2d, Robert McLean, William H. Waitt, Joseph C. Chase, Charles H. Jagger, Henry Coleswo
An Australian says that cobwebs are a complete cure for dysentery. He takes them in pills, four a day. They are also used for fever and ague. The number of voters in Boston this year, according to the printed list, is 25,459. Up to Friday noon, 961 written names had been added, and more were expected. The family of Mr. Faulkner, the American Minister, has returned to Paris from Switzerland, and gave their first dinner and reception on the 9th ult. Hon. Edward Everett will, on the 14th of November, give the first lecture in the course of the Lowell Mechanics' Association. Marshal Rynders has been arrested in New York, charged with a violent assault upon Mr. Wm. Barney. Hon. Herschel V. Johnson passed through Raleigh, N. C. Tuesday, on his way to Ga. A cargo of new figs from Smyrna arrived at Boston on Monday.