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 The amount of money raised and appropriated by the town during the years of the war for State aid to the families of volunteers, and afterwards reimbursed to it by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $3,137.49; in 1862, $11,623.25; in 1863, $15,391.00; in 1864, $14,431.77; in 1865, $8,800.00. Total amount, $53,383.81. The ladies of Beverly were active in their good works for the soldiers from the beginning to the end of the war. They furnished each Beverly soldier with comfortable under-clothing, sent fifty-five large boxes of articles to the Sanitary Commission, and as many more direct to the soldiers at the front. The value of these articles in money was about nine thousand dollars.
William R. Cole, William E. Killam, John K. Cole; in 1862, William E. Killam, George W. Chadwick, Thomas L. Spofford; in 1863, John F. Kimball, William E. Killam, Israel Herrick; in 1864, William E. Killam, Joshua T. Day, William R. Cole; in 1865, John F. Kimball, Benjamin S. Barnes, Edward Howe. The town-clerk in 1861 and 1863 was William H. Wood; in 1862 and 1864, William E. Killam; in 1865, William R. Cole. The town-treasurer in 1861 and 1862 was William E. Killam; in 1863, William R. Kimball; in 1864, Joseph H. Janes; in 1865, Joshua T. Day. 1861. A legal town-meeting was held on the 6th of May, at which the selectmen were directed to furnish aid to the families of soldiers; also, to furnish each volunteer with a good outfit, and to pay him, when mustered into service, a sum equal to one month's Government pay, to compensate him for time spent in drilling. 1862. July 22d, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each inhabitant of the town who shall enlist within twenty days for three years service, and be mustered in to the credit of the town. After the expiration of twenty days the
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