57; in 1862, $40,738.49; in 1863, $54,683.97; in 1864, $46,000.00; in 1865, $25,000.00. Total amount, $176,771.03.
The ladies of Charlestown began their soldiers' work with the war. The Bunker-Hill Soldiers' Relief Society originated April 19, 1861, and as it was undoubtedly the first which was organized in the loyal States we propose, therefore, to give the names of its first officers, as follows: President, Mrs. Horace G. Hutchins; vice-president, Mrs. William L. Hudson; secretary, Mrs. Henry Lyon; treasurer, Miss Almena B. Bates.
Executive committee, Mrs. Peter Hubbell, Mrs. George E. Ellis, Mrs. W. W. Wheilden, Mrs. James B. Miles, Mrs. T. T. Sawyer, Mrs. R. Williams, Mrs. George W. Little, Mrs. Richard Frothingham, Mrs. John Hurd, Mrs. George Hyde, Mrs. Arthur W. Tufts, Mrs. S. T. Hooper, Mrs. Frederick Thompson, Mrs. O. C. Everett.
Committee on work, Miss Louisa Bray, Miss L. J. Walker, Mrs. S. T. Hooper, Mrs. Nathan Merrill, Mrs. B. Edmunds, Mrs. George Edmunds, Mrs. J.