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 In 1861, $67,066.51; in 1862, $260,759.87; in 1863, $305,007,28; in 1864, $285,000.00; in 1865, $164,000.00. Total amount, $1,081,833.66. We have not attempted to obtain the amount of money contributed by individuals in support of the war, the payment of bounties, and the contributions made in behalf of the soldiers and their families; nor have we sought to ascertain the amount of contributions made by the ladies. We know they were large and continuous. A whole volume might be filled in recording the benefactions, the good and generous acts, which were performed by the men and women of Boston in sustaining the Government and the army and navy during the entire period of the war.
Frank B. Fay, mayor; John R. Dufur, Albert Bisbee, George W. Churchill, James B. Forsyth, Eben W. Lothrop, Henry W. Bowen, Nehemiah Boynton, Noble M. Perkins, aldermen. In 1862, Frank B. Fay, mayor; John R. Dufur, Albert Bisbee, Jesse Gould, Benjamin J. Gerrish, Eben W. Lothrop, James P. Farley, Henry W. Bowen, John T. Hadaway, Francis Low, aldermen. 1863, Frank B. Fay, mayor; John R. Dufur, Albert Bisbee, Jesse Gould, James B. Forsyth, Eben W. Lothrop, James F. Farley, Francis Low, John T. Hadaway, aldermen. In 1864, Eustace C. Fitz, mayor; Albert Bisbee, Rufus Trussell, James B. Forsyth, John H. Osgood, Maurice M. Pigott, Eben W. Lothrop, Joseph Everdean, Samuel W. Mason, aldermen. In 1865, Eustace C. Fitz, mayor; Albert Bisbee, Elisha H. Ryder, Jesse Gould, William O. Haskell, Eben W. Lothrop, Maurice M. Pigott, Joseph Everdean, Samuel W. Mason, aldermen. The city-clerk and city-treasurer during all these years was Samuel Bassett. 1861. The first meeting of the city council to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 18th of April, at which
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