864, $4,700.00; in 1865, $3,900.00. Total amount, $19,957.80.
The ladies of Melrose performed a great deal of good work for the soldiers during the war, and a very considerable amount of money was collected in the various churches for the Christian and Sanitary Commissions, and for the soldiers directly.
Incorporated —— —, 1762.
Population in 1860, 5,515; in 1865, 5,220.
Valuation in 1860, $1,788,549; in 1865, $1,841,121. The selectmen in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 were Willard Drury, William Edwards, C. B. Travis; in 1865, C. B. Travis, Jackson Bigelow, Dexter Washburn.
The town-clerk in 1861 and 1862 was Henry Coggin; in 1863, 1864, and 1865, George L. Sleeper.
The town-treasurer during all of these years was Nathaniel Clark.
1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 29th of April, at which five thousand dollars were appropriated, to be expended under the direction of the selectmen for the benefit of soldiers' f<