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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 2: Barnstable County. (search)
ndkerchiefs, 51 white do., 25 colored do. The society numbered one hundred and fifty-one members. The journal of their proceedings closes with the following words:— The meeting adjourns to meet again whenever the needs of suffering soldiers should demand,—we Hope never again. Provincetown Incorporated June 14, 1727. Population in 1860, 3,206; in 1865, 3,475. Valuation in 1860, $1,263,695; in 1865, $1,576,145. The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863, were Robert Soper, Abraham Chapman, Simeon S. Gifford; in 1864, Simeon S. Gifford, Silas S. Young, Lysander S. Paine; in 1865, Silas S. Young, Simeon S. Gifford, Alexander Manuel. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Elisha Dyer. 1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 2d of May, at which it was voted to pay a sum of twenty dollars to every able-bodied man who should volunteer from Provincetown in either the army or navy, to be pa