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[31] in 1865, 4,100.00. Total in four years, $19,652.93.

The good work performed by the ladies of Barnstable was very considerable. There are three villages in the town, in each of which there were regular organized societies. We have only brief mention of what was done in two of them. In Barnstable proper, the Ladies' Sanitary Association was formed, immediately ‘after the publication of the circular of the New-England Women's Auxiliary Association was received,’ and continued until the close of the war. Mrs. S. B. Phinny was president, and Miss E. A. Chamberlain was secretary, most of the time. They made 3,153 articles, and $768 were raised in money. Hundreds of yards of bandages were made, boxes of lint, and a large quantity of preserves, &c. The ladies were untiring in their zeal. There was also ‘a Children's Aid Society,’—a branch of the New-England Women's Auxiliary Association. It began in 1862, and continued until the close of the war, of which Miss Cordelia E. Phinny was president. 1,276 articles were made, and $106 were raised in money, by this society of little people.

The Centreville Ladies' Soldiers' Relief Society continued in operation ‘one year ten months and eight days.’ Their receipts were $409.74. They sent two boxes of clothing to the ‘New-England Women's Auxiliary Association and one box to the Christian Commission.’ Of this society Mrs. Margaret Handy was president, and Miss Amanda Crosby secretary. We make the following extract:—

‘When the time arrived that our services were no longer needed, we had considerable money and clothing on hand, which were disposed of in gifts to our returned soldiers, and those who were suffering in consequence of the war, and to associations in aid of the war. From June 1, 1865, to Feb. 7, 1866, we distributed gifts in money to the amount of $248.86.’


Incorporated Feb. 19, 1803. Population in 1860, 1,489; in 1865, 1,459. Valuation in 1860, $636,333; in 1865, $801,452. The selectmen in 1861 were Tully Crosby, Zoeth Snow, Jr., Randolphus McLoud; in 1862, Jeremiah

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