1865, $1,221.07. Total, $4,356.23.
The ladies of Brewster in 1862 organized a Soldiers' Aid Society, which continued in operation until the close of the war, and did much good.
Incorporated June 11, 1712.
Population in 1860, 2,710; in 1865, 2,637.
Valuation in 1860, $886,157; in 1865, $1,000,543.
The selectmen in 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, were Josiah Hardy, Benjamin F. Freeman, Levi Eldridge, Jr.
The town-clerk and town-treasurer during the same years was Josiah Mayo.
1861. Several citizens' meetings were held in Chatham during this year, at which action both by word and deed was taken to place the town in its true position as regards the war; but no formal town-meeting was called, as none was necessary.
1862. On the 22d of July a legal town-meeting was held, at which it was voted to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer who would enlist for three years military service, when mustered in and credited to the quota of the town; als