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 1866 the town appropriated twenty-five hundred dollars to place in ‘Stetson Hall’ suitable tablets to the memory of the citizens who had died in the service of their country. The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $2,579.00; in 1862, $12,594.75; in 1863, $17,717.70; in 1864, $16,000.00; in 1865, $9,400.00. Total amount, $58,291.45.
Boston, June 1, 1867. Population in 1860, 25,137; in 1865, 28,426. Valuation in 1860, $24,000,000; in 1865, $23,808,776. In 1861, William Gaston, mayor; Samuel Little, Isaac S. Burrell, J. C. Pratt, Charles Stanwood, Gideon B. Richmond, Robert Hale, Samuel C. Cobb, Oliver J. Curtis, aldermen. In 1862, William Gaston, mayor; Samuel Little, Samuel C. Cobb, Ariel Low, Charles Stanwood, Gideon B. Richmond, William R. Huston, Phineas B. Smith, Thomas H. Lester, aldermen. In 1863, George Lewis, mayor; Samuel Little, Phineas B. Smith, James E. Adams, Gideon B. Richmond, William R. Huston, Moses H. Day, John H. Lester, Ivory Harmon, alder men. In 1864, George Lewis, mayor; Samuel Little, Ivory Harmon, Phineas B. Smith, James E. Adams, William Seaver, Richard Holmes, Moses H. Day, John F. Newton, aldermen. In 1865, George Lewis, mayor; Samuel Little, William C. Harding, Daniel Jackson, James E. Adams, William Seaver, Richard Holmes, Moses H. Day, John F. Newton, aldermen. The city-clerk during all the years of the war was Joseph W. Tucker. The city-treasurer during the same period was Joseph W. Dudley. 1861. A special meeting of the city government was called by Mayor Gaston on the evening of the 19th of April, who sent in a message calling the attention of the council to the perilous condition of the country.1 The message was referred to a committee,
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