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[382] the treasurer, under the direction of the selectmen, to refund the money contributed for recruiting purposes by private citizens of the town during the year 1863, and to raise the same by taxation; also to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each of five men who will volunteer to fill the quota of the town, ‘under the last call of the President for two hundred thousand men;’ and William Winn and Oakes Tirrill were chosen to recruit them. June 6th, Voted, to pay the same bounty to volunteers until the 1st of March, 1865, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow such sums of money as may be required to pay bounties.

1865. June 9th, Voted, to reimburse the money raised by subscription during the past year, ‘though not till after being assessed and paid into the treasury.’

Burlington furnished eighty-two men for the war, which was a surplus of four over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand six hundred and fifty-one dollars ($10,651.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers, and afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $157.46; in 1862, $300.00; in 1863, $255.85; in 1864, $637.00; in 1865, $450.00. Total amount, $1,800.31.


Incorporated as a town Sept. 8, 1633, and as a city March 17, 1846. Population in 1860, 26,060; in 1865, 29,114. Valuation in 1860, $20,515,905; in 1865, $25,987,971.

The mayors, aldermen, city-clerk, and city-treasurer during the years of the war, were as follows: In 1861, James D. Green, mayor, who resigned on the 24th of July, and was succeeded by Charles Theodore Russell. The aldermen were Levi L. Cushing, Jr., Curtis Davis, Amory Houghton, Henry Lamson, Charles H. Saunders, Samuel Slocumb, Albert Stevens, James H. Thayer, Israel Tibbetts, Albert Vinal. In 1862, Charles Theodore Russell, mayor; Levi L. Cushing, Jr.,

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