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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
38. Valuation in 1860, $4,171,942; in 1865, $4,505,390. The selectmen in 1861 were John S. Webber, David Allen, Jr., Edward C. Hoyt; in 1862, Charles C. Pettingell, Addison Gilbert, Edward C. Hoyt; in 1863, Gorham P. Low, Charles C. Pettingell, Edward C. Hoyt; in 1864, William A. Pew, Edward C. Hoyt, Gorham P. Low; in 1865, Addison Gilbert, Edward C. Hoyt, William P. Dolliver. The town-clerk during all these years was Henry Center, and the town-treasurer for the same period was T. Sewall Lancaster. 1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters connected with the war, was held on the 24th of April. The following resolutions were presented to the meeting by J. P. Trask, Esq., and unanimously adopted:— Resolved, By the inhabitants of the town of Gloucester, in legal town-meeting assembled, that while we are utterly and unalterably opposed to oppression in all forms and circumstances, and especially the holding of human beings in bondage, we nevertheless fully re
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
f sick and wounded soldiers, and the families of those who had died in the service. Thirteen hundred dollars were voluntarily subscribed for these purposes. 1863. No action seems to have been necessary by the town in its corporate capacity in relation to the war during this year. 1864. March 7, The selectmen were authorized to continue recruiting, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer for three years service, and to borrow money to pay the same. Lancaster furnished one hundred and eighty-one men for the war, which was a surplus of ten over and above all demands. Six were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was seventeen thousand three hundred and sixty-four dollars and six cents ($17,364.06). The amount of money expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861,
nwich 343 Groton 408 Groveland 194 H. Hadley 345 Halifax 546 Hamilton 196 Hancock 77 Hanover 550 Hanson 547 Hardwick 631 Harvard 633 Harwich 41 Hatfield 346 Hawley 268 Haverhill 198 Heath 269 Hingham 551 Hinsdale 79 Holden 635 Holland 303 Holliston 410 Holyoke 305 Hopkinton 412 Hubbardston 636 Hull 553 Huntington 348 I. Ipswich 202 K. Kingston 554 L. Lakeville 556 Lancaster 638 Lanesborough 80 Lawrence 202 Lee 81 Leicester 639 Leominster 642 Lenox 84 Leverett 271 Lexington 414 Leyden 272 Littleton 419 Lincoln 416 Longmeadow 307 Lowell 420 Ludlow 308 Lunenburg 644 Lynn 207 Lynnfield 212 M. Malden 425 Manchester 213 Mansfield 139 Marblehead 215 Marlborough 427 Marshfield 557 Marion 557 Mattapoisett 561 Medfield 504 Medford 429 Medway 506 Melros