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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
onwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,151.20; in 1862, $4,822.96; in 1863, $8,518.57; in 1864, $7,827.07; in 1865, $4,500.00. Total amount, $26,819.80. Andover Incorporated May 6, 1668. Population in 1860, 4,765; in 1865, 5,309. Valuation in 1860, $2,339,977; in 1865, $2,702,426. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were William S. Jenkins, Asa A. Abbott, Benjamin Boynton; in 1863 and 1864, John B. Abbott, Benjamin Boynton, George Foster; in 1865, William S. Jenkins, John B. Abbott, Herman Phelps. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all the years of the war was Edward Taylor. 1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters connected with the war, was held on the 6th of May; at which it was voted to furnish each resident of the town who enlists in the military service with a uniform, a rubber blanket, and seventeen dollars in money, when called into actual service; also, to remit his poll-tax, to pay eight dollars a month as aid to his family, and fifty cents a