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[178] John T. Ober; in 1865, Joseph Wilson, Robert S. Foster, James Hill, Lawson Walker, Elijah E. Lummus.

The town-clerk during all these years was James Hill, and the town-treasurer for the same period was Robert G. Bennett.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to consider matters relating to the war, was held on the 15th of May, the purpose being to see what measures the town would adopt to furnish uniforms and other proper articles for members of the military company belonging to Beverly, then in the service of the United States. It was voted to refer the whole matter to the selectmen, with discretionary power to act as they should think proper, and to borrow money upon the credit of the town. On motion of John I. Baker, it was unanimously—

Resolved, ‘That we tender to the officers and soldiers of the Beverly Light Infantry, Company E, and all other soldiers from Beverly, now absent in the service of the country, our warmest meed of praise, for their noble and manly self-sacrifice, in so readily responding to their nation's call, and for the skill, energy, perseverance, courage, and ability which they, in common with their associates of the Eighth Massachusetts Regiment, so faithfully evinced in their triumphal progress and march to the nation's capital.’

Resolved,‘That we tender to the far-famed Seventh Regiment of New York our heartfelt thanks for their many kindnesses to our Eighth Massachusetts Regiment, and especially for their liberality towards our wounded fellow-citizen. Lieutenant Moses S. Herrick.’

Resolved,‘That our warmest sympathies be tendered to Lieutenant Herrick, in his misfortunes, and that we pledge ourselves to him, and to all his associates in our Beverly company, and our other Beverly soldiers, and to their respective families, to render unto their necessities all the material aid and comfort that we can legitimately bestow.’

September 28th, Three thousand dollars were appropriated for aid to soldiers' families, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow the money.

1862. July 14th, Voted, to pay to each volunteer who enlists for three years military service, and is credited to the quota of the town, a bounty of one hundred dollars. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the same. A committee

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