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he Sanitary Commission.
In 1867 the town appropriated seventeen hundred dollars to erect a suitable monument to commemorate the services and sacrifices of the soldiers and sailors of Fairhaven who had died in the service during the war.
Incorporated as a town Feb. 26, 1803; as a city, April 12, 1854.
Population in 1860, 14,026; in 1865, 17,525.
Valuation in 1860, $10,923,746; in 1865, $12,632,419.
The mayor of the city in 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, was Edward P. Buffinton.
The aldermen were as follows: In 1861, George W. Eddy, Nathaniel B. Borden, Asa Petty, Jr., John Mason, Jr., James Ford, Job B. Ashbury; in 1862, Joseph Borden, Nathaniel B. Borden, Asa Petty, Jr., John Mason, Jr., James Ford, Job B. Ashbury; in 1863, Samuel Hathaway, Joseph Borden, Nathaniel B. Borden, Benjamin Covel, Charles O. Shove, Walter Paine, 3d; in 1864, Weaver Osborn, Joshua Remington, Nathaniel B. Borden, Daniel Stillwell, Walter Paine, 3d, Philip D. Borden; in 1865, Jame