e, knit with her own hands over one hundred pairs of woollen socks for the soldiers.
Incorporated June 23, 1740.
Population in 1860, 3,522; in 1865, 3,318.
Valuation in 1860, $1,728,997; in 1865, $1,933,122.
The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Manson D. Hawes, Alanson Richardson, John H. Lockey; in 1863, Alanson Richardson, Charles H. Merriam, William F. Howe; in 1864, John H. Lockey, William F. Howe, Alfred L. Burdett; in 1865, William F. Howe, Alfred L. Burdett, Samuel Putnam.
The town-clerk during all the years of the war was Joel C. Allen.
The town-treasurer for the same period was Porter Piper.
1861. The first legal town-meeting to consider matters connected with the war was held on the 6th of May, at which a letter from Joseph C. Burrage, Alvah A. Burrage, and Charles H. Burrage,—three noble brothers, sons of Leominster, then residing in Boston,—addressed to the selectmen, was read as follows: We desire to have the money herewith sent (seven hundre
These well known names show his high standing in the confidence of the community.
Mr. Sumner's home life, which before his appointment as sheriff had been regulated with severe economy, was now more generously maintained.
Twice a year, at the opening of the Supreme Judicial Court, he gave a dinner to the judges, the chaplain, and members of the bar and other gentlemen.
He gathered, on these festive occasions, such guests as Chief Justices Parker and Shaw, Judges Prescott, Putnam, Wilde, Morton, Hubbard, Thacher, Simmons, Solicitor General Davis, Governor Lincoln, Josiah Quincy, John Pickering, Harrison Gray Otis, William Minot, Timothy Fuller, Samuel E. Sewall; and, among the clergy, Gardiner, Tuckerman, Greenwood, Pierpont, and Lyman Beecher.
His son Charles, and his son's classmates, Hopkinson and Browne, were, once at least, among the youngest guests.
He gave a dinner, in 1831, to surviving classmates; at which were present Pickering, Jackson, Thacher, Mason, a