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[393] Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $37.60; in 1862, $903.41; in 1863, $1,423.80; in 1864, $1,251.16; in 1865, $900.00. Total amount, $4,515.97.


Incorporated as a town, June 24, 1629; as a city, March 10, 1847. Population in 1860, 25,062; in 1865, 26,398. Valuation in 1860, $15,420,760; in 1865, $18,292,544.

Officers: In 1861, Horace G. Hutchins, mayor; Edwin F. Adams, William W. Peirce, Naham Chapin, Nathaniel Brown, Joseph Caldwell, Rufus Mason, aldermen. In 1862, Phinehas J. Stone, mayor; Andrew Sawtell, Francis Childs, Francis Thompson, Philander S. Briggs, Otis Little, James F. Dwinell, Joseph Caldwell, Joseph Lovett, Charles A. Barker, aldermen. In 1863, Phinehas J. Stone, mayor; Andrew Sawtell, Francis Childs, Francis Thompson, Philander S. Briggs, James F. Dwinell, Otis Little, Joseph Lovett, Charles A. Barker, Joseph F. Boyd, aldermen. In 1864, Phinehas J. Stone, mayor; Andrew Sawtell, Francis Thompson, Anthony S. Morss, James F. Dwinell, Otis Little, Matthew H. Merriam, Joseph Lovett, Joseph F. Boyd, Oliver H. P. Smith, aldermen. In 1865, Charles Robinson, Jr., mayor; Edwin F. Adams, Robert Todd, John B. Wilson, William H. Kent, Samuel P. Langmaid, Liverus Hull, John F. Gilman, Jeremiah Prescott, Joseph Caldwell, aldermen.

The city-clerk in 1861 was Charles Poole; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Daniel Williams. The city-treasurer in 1861 was James Bird; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, Lowell W. Chamberlain; in 1865, Linus A. Pearson.

1861. April 16th, The mayor was directed to tender to the Governor the use of the city hall, ‘or any other suitable public building,’ for the accommodation of troops; also to cause the American flag to be hoisted upon the staff over the city hall until otherwise ordered. April 19th, The mayor called a special meeting of the city council, and sent in a message recommending the appropriation of ten thousand dollars in aid of the two Charlestown companies which had been ordered into active service, and the families of the members, to be expended

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