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[529] four hundred and thirty-four dollars. Large donations were also made by the citizens of cotton, linen, flannel, preserves, jellies, and other delicacies for the hospitals. The whole number of articles made and distributed among the hospitals in Missouri, Maryland, Newbern, N. C., Baton Rouge, La., and Fortress Monroe, Va., in the two years ending November, 1863, was four thousand two hundred and eighty-six; in addition to these, one hundred and fifty-three garments were sent to a hospital in York, Pa., four hundred and fifty to the Discharged Soldiers' Home in Boston, and three hundred and nineteen to the Christian Commission; making the whole number of articles furnished five thousand and five. During the last two years of the war their contributions, with a few exceptions, were sent to the Sanitary Commission, which in 1864 were 1,450 shirts and drawers of cotton and flannel, 64 double gowns and vests, 175 pairs of slippers, 75 pairs of socks, 266 pillows and arm slings, 150 handkerchiefs, besides towels, and a large quantity of bandages, old linen, and cotton. In 1865 the society contributed six hundred and seventy-four different kinds of articles to the Commission. The whole number of articles contributed during the war was eight thousand seven hundred and sixty-four, exclusive of the material aid given in cash, mentioned above. The garments were all cut by a committee, which met twice a week for the purpose. These were made up afterwards by the ladies of West Roxbury, assisted by the ladies of Falmouth, Yarmouth, Chelmsford, Massachusetts; and of Charlestown, New Hampshire. A number of the ladies of West Roxbury paid a regular assessment of twelve dollars a year for four years.


Incorporated Sept. 2, 1635. Population in 1860, 7,742; in 1865, 7,981. Valuation in 1860, $3,119,993; in 1865, $3,345,349.

The selectmen in 1861 were Z. L. Bicknell, James Humphrey, Allen Vining; in 1862 and 1863, Z. L. Bicknell, James Humphrey, Noah Vining; in 1864, James Humphrey, Z. L. Bicknell, Noah Vining; in 1865, James Humphrey, Z. L. Bicknell, Oliver Loud.

The town-clerk during all these years was Francis Ambler.

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