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in 1862, $1,036.80; in 1863, $1,130.08; in 1864, $889.20; in 1865, $800.00. Total amount in four years, $4,001.64.
Incorporated as a town Sept. 3, 1639; as a city, May 11, 1864.
Population in 1860, 15,376; in 1865, 16,005.
Valuation in 1860, $8,211,023; in 1865, $8,463,074.
The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863, were Allen Presbrey, Cornelius White, Isaac G. Currier; in 1864, Allen Presbrey, Nathan S. Williams, Abram Briggs.
In 1864 a city government was formed, and Edward H. Bennett was chosen mayor.
The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was Henry C. Porter; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, James M. Cushman.
The townurer in 1861 and 1862 was Phillip T. Brewster; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, George A. Washburn.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon questions relating to the war, was held on the 27th of April, when the town voted to furnish a complete uniform to each soldier who should enlist from Taunton, and should be accepted and mustered into the service of the