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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
tion to maintain the Union of the States. No better evidence of the determination of the people of the Commonwealth to support the General Government, in the war, can perhaps be found than the individual contributions given in aid of its prosecution, which, in many of the towns, were astonishingly large. In Bradford, Watertown, Gardner, Mendon, and Templeton, they exceeded five dollars to each inhabitant; in Washington, six; in Somerville, seven; in West Cambridge (Arlington), eight; in Leyden, nine; in Longmeadow, ten; and in Belmont, ten. The attention of the Committee was not drawn to the work done by the women of the State; and therefore the contributions made by them in money, clothing, books, and hospital stores, are not mentioned or even referred to in the Report. The Legislative Report, from which the above extracts are taken, gives the war expenses incurred by the Commonwealth up to January, 1866. Since then they have been increased nearly two millions and a half
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 7: Franklin County. (search)
5,613.81. The ladies of Leverett formed in 1861 a Soldiers' Aid Society, which was continued during the war. The total value of the articles made and furnished by them for the soldiers was two hundred and twenty dollars and fifty-one cents. Leyden Incorporated Feb. 22, 1809. Population in 1860, 606; in 1865, 592. Valuation in 1860, $273,648; in 1865, $278,647. The selectmen in 1861, 1862, and 1863, were David Morey, Oliver Chapin, Russell Richmond; in 1864, Henry Sheldon, Edward Deo soldiers' families during the years of the war, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $216.42; in 1863, $548. 56; in 1864, $561.67; in 1865, $212.19. Total amount, $1,538.74. The ladies of Leyden raised by their individual efforts three hundred dollars for sanitary purposes in behalf of the soldiers. Monroe Incorporated Feb. 21, 1822. Population in 1860, 236; in 1865, 191. Valuation in 1860, $63,074; in 1865, $79,375. The selec