State aid to soldiers, and afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $157.46; in 1862, $300.00; in 1863, $255.85; in 1864, $637.00; in 1865, $450.00. Total amount, $1,800.31.
Incorporated as a town Sept. 8, 1633, and as a city March 17, 1846.
Population in 1860, 26,060; in 1865, 29,114.
Valuation in 1860, $20,515,905; in 1865, $25,987,971.
The mayors, aldermen, city-clerk, and city-treasurer during the years of the war, were as follows: In 1861, James D. Green, mayor, who resigned on the 24th of July, and was succeeded by Charles Theodore Russell.
The aldermen were Levi L. Cushing, Jr., Curtis Davis, Amory Houghton, Henry Lamson, Charles H. Saunders, Samuel Slocumb, Albert Stevens, James H. Thayer, Israel Tibbetts, Albert Vinal.
In 1862, Charles Theodore Russell, mayor; Levi L. Cushing, Jr., Curtis Davis, Amory Houghton, Henry Lamson, Charles H. Saunders, James H. Thayer, Israel Tibbetts, Hosea Jewell, J. Warren Merrill, Henry Whitney, Samu