,865.37; in 1863, $4,276.30; in 1864, $3,208.16; in 1865, $2,000.00. Total amount, $12,846.64.
The ladies of Needham furnished many comfortable garments for the soldiers, and labored in their behalf during the entire period of the war.
Incorporated Feb. 23, 1792.
Population in 1860, 6,778; in 1865, 6,718.
Valuation in 1860, $3,870,000; in 1865, $3,833,508.
The selectmen in 1861 were Daniel Baxter, Ebenezer Adams, Noah Cummings; in 1862, Ebenezer Adams, Noah Cummings, Albert Thayer; in 1863, Ebenezer Adams, Daniel Baxter, Edmund B. Taylor; in 1864 and 1865, Ebenezer Adams, Edmund B. Taylor, Ensign S. Fellows.
The town-clerk during all these years was George L. Gill.
The town-treasurer, Wyman Abercrombie.
1861. The first legal town-meeting to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 10th of May, at which it was voted to pay each married man who has enlisted or shall enlist in the military service during the rebellion the sum of fifteen dollars a m