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[383] Curtis Davis, Amory Houghton, Henry Lamson, Charles H. Saunders, James H. Thayer, Israel Tibbetts, Hosea Jewell, J. Warren Merrill, Henry Whitney, Samuel W. Dudley, aldermen. In 1863, George C. Richardson, mayor; Henry Lamson, Albert Stevens, James H. Thayer, Israel Tibbetts, Hosea Jewell, Samuel W. Dudley, George H. Folger, Samuel James, Ezra Parmenter, John P. Putnam, aldermen. In 1864, Z. L. Raymond, mayor; Samuel W. Dudley, George H. Folger, Ezra Parmenter, George P. Carter, Charles F. Choate, John Livermore, Arthur Merrill, James R. Morse, Fordyce M. Stimson (to March 23d), Francis L. Chapman (from April), Joseph H. Tyler, aldermen. In 1865, J. Warren Merrill, mayor; Samuel W. Dudley, George P. Carter, Charles F. Choate, John Livermore, Joseph H. Tyler, Francis L. Chapman, George B. Lothrop, Alpheus Meade, James M. Price, John L. Sands, aldermen.

The city-clerk during all the years of the war was Justin A. Jacobs. The city-treasurer during the same period was Joseph Whitney.

1861. The first meeting of the city government, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 17th of April, at which five thousand dollars were appropriated

for support of the families of volunteers, to be expended under the direction of a joint-committee consisting of the mayor, two aldermen, and three members of the common council. A joint-committee was also appointed to confer with commanders of military companies of Cambridge in regard to their wants, and to make them known to the citizens of Cambridge. A vote of thanks was passed to the ladies of Cambridge, through Hon. Joel Parker, for their offer of flannel under-garments for the volunteers ‘who this day marched from Cambridge.’ April 22d, A communication was received from Hon. Joel Parker stating that the above offer was ‘his own personal offer, and renewing the same.’ Drs. Wellington, Wyman, and Webber offered to supply medical or surgical assistance to the families of volunteers, free of charge, for which the thanks of the city were given. The following preamble and resolutions were adopted:—

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