own in the Commonwealth have a more patriotic record than the ladies of Dorchester.
The value of the articles contributed by them to the good cause could not have been less than twenty-five thousand dollars, without taking into account their own individual time and labor.
Incorporated July 7, 1784.
Population in 1860, 679; in 1865, 616.
Valuation in 1860, $344,741; in 1865, $358,744.
The selectmen in 1861 were Amos W. Shumway, Benjamin N. Sawin, Henry Horton; in 1862, Calvin Richards, Jesse Newell, John Battelle; in 1863, Abner L. Smith, Benjamin N. Sawin, Charles A. Bigelow; in 1864, Abner L. Smith, Charles A. Bigelow, Linus Bliss.
The town-clerk all through the war was Abner L. Smith.
The town-treasurer in 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Sherman Battell; in 1864 and 1865, Hiram W. Jones. 1861. November 5th, The town voted to pay the families of the soldiers in the service from Dover the aid allowed by the State law.
1862. July 28th, Messrs. Ephraim Wilson, John Q.