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the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-five thousand two hundred and forty-two dollars and twenty-one cents ($35,242.21).
The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to the families of soldiers, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $1,101.33; in 1862, $2,980.89; in 1863, $3,046.36; in 1864, $4,060.06; in 1865, $2,900.00. Total amount in four years, $14,098.64.
Incorporated as a town Feb. 23, 1787; as a city, March 9, 1847.
Population in 1860, 22,300; in 1865, 20,863.
Valuation in 1860, $24,196,138; in 1865, $20,525,790.
This great diminution in the valuation was the effect of the war upon the whaling interest.
In 1861, Isaac C. Taber, mayor; Warren Ladd, James L. Humphrey, Nathan Lewis, John P. Barker, Matthew Howland, William H. Reymond, aldermen.
In 1862, Isaac C. Taber, mayor; Warren Ladd, B. Penniman, Jr., Nathan Lewis, John P.