for the sick and wounded.
Incorporated June 16, 1757.
Population in 1860, 5,110; in 1865, 5,144.
Valuation in 1860, $2,455,948; in 1865, $2,237,630.
The selectmen in 1861 were Francis Dodge, William Dodge, Jr., Charles Chaplin; in 1862, William Dodge, Jr., Charles Chaplin, Augustus Fowler; in 1863, Jacob F. Perry, John A. Putnam, James A. Perry; in 1864 and 1865, Jacob F. Perry, William Dodge, Jr., John A. Putnam.
The town-clerk during all the years of the war was A. Sumner Howard.
The town-treasurer during the same period was William L. Weston.
1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act on matters relating to the war, was held on the 3d of May, at which it was—
Resolved, By the citizens of Danvers, in town-meeting assembled, that we will co-operate, to the fullest extent in our power, with all good citizens throughout the country, in prosecuting the war with such vigor as to bring it to a speedy close.
Resolved, That, animated by the glorious memories