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[520] was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $9,726.19; in 1862, $39,143.75; in 1863, $46,370.11; in 1864, $55,000.00; in 1865, $36,000.00. Total amount, $186,240.05.

The ladies of Roxbury were very active in their good works for the soldiers and their families. On the 16th of December, 1861, Miss Anna C. Lowell called a meeting of the ladies of the First Parish (Rev. Dr. Putnam's), and a society was formed to unite with the New-England Woman's Auxiliary Association of the United States Sanitary Commission. This society, of which Mrs. Henry Bartlett was the president, held weekly meetings for nearly four years. They raised the sum of $7,860.00, and forwarded to hospitals and camps through the Sanitary Commission 12,180 garments; besides books, newspapers, wines, fruits, vegetables, bed linen, and other hospital stores.


Incorporated June 20, 1765. Population in 1860, 1,377; in 1865, 1,394. Valuation in 1860, $651,213; in 1865, $723,752.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 were Otis Johnson, Josiah Johnson, J. F. Randall; in 1865, Otis Johnson, Josiah Johnson, Lewis W. Morse.

The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all these years was Otis Johnson.

1861. A special meeting of citizens was held April 26th. Charles D. Hixon, H. A. Lothrop, L. D. Hewins, Lewis C. Bullard, and Captain Friend Drake were appointed a committee to draft resolutions, who subsequently reported substantially the following: 1st, That it becomes all good citizens to take a stand in favor of the laws, and the authority of Government; 2d, That we hail with gratitude the willingness of our fellow citizens to enlist in defence of our country; 3d, That we deeply sympathize with those who have left or may leave their families and homes for such service, and we feel it a duty as well as a privilege to bear a part of the burdens thus laid upon them; 4th, Authorized the treasurer and selectmen to borrow five thousand dollars, to be used ‘in paying additional wages to ’

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