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[421] Hocum Hosford, Aldis L. Waite, Sager Ashworth, William S. Gardner, aldermen. In 1862, Hocum Hosford, mayor; Mertoun C. Bryant, Edwin A. Alger, James B. Francis, William A. Burke, Isaac F. Scripture, Aldis L. Waite, Albert Wheeler, Jonathan P. Folsom, aldermen. In 1863, Hocum Hosford, mayor; James B. Francis, Edwin A. Alger, Abiel Pevey, William A. Burke, Isaac F. Scripture, Otis Allen, Albert Wheeler, William Nichols, aldermen. In 1864, Hocum Hosford, mayor; William S. Southworth, James B. Francis, Dana B. Gore, William T. McNeill, George W. Norris, George Runels, Cyrus H. Latham, George F. Richardson, aldermen. In 1865, Josiah G. Peabody, mayor; Edward F. Watson, George W. Morris, Dana B. Gove, William T. McNeill, Henry H. Wilder, Josiah Gates, Cyrus H. Latham, William Brown, aldermen.

The city-clerk during all the years of the war was John H. McAlvin. The city-treasurer in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, was George W. Bedlow;1 in 1865, Thomas G. Gerrish.

1861. January 5th, A national salute was ordered to be fired on the 8th of January in commemoration of the battle of New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1815, and in honor of β€˜Major Anderson and his brave command at Fort Sumter.’ January 21st, The services of the several military companies were tendered to the Governor, should troops be called for by the President. April 15th, The Sixth Regiment having been ordered to Washington, formed in Lowell, where it was addressed by leading citizens, and then proceeded to Boston. April 18th, Eight thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to the soldiers' families. The national flag was ordered to be displayed upon the public buildings. April 19th, Authority was given to gentlemen to organize new military companies. The attack upon the Sixth Regiment in Baltimore caused intense excitement in Lowell. New companies were immediately filled to the maximum. On the 21st, Sunday, β€˜war sermons were preached in the churches.’ May 1st, Ten thousand dollars were appropriated

1 Mr. Bedlow was treasurer until June 30, 1864. Thomas G. Gerrish was immediately chosen to succeed him and entered upon his duties July 1, 1864.

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