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[204] for the payment of bounties to volunteers, and six hundred and thirty-five dollars ‘to reimburse individuals who had advanced money to pay volunteers.’

Ipswich, according to the return made by the selectmen in 1866, furnished three hundred and seventy-five men for the war, which is probably very nigh the exact number, as the town furnished its full quota upon every call made by the President, and at the end of the war had a surplus of thirty-three over and above all demands. Fifteen were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirteen thousand and two hundred dollars ($13,200.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the years of the war for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers, and which was refunded by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $2,366.22; in 1862, $9,171.59; in 1863, $11,990.85; in 1864, $10,462.94; in 1865, $5,500.00. Total amount, $39,491.60.

The ladies of Ipswich formed a large and active association at the beginning of the war to do soldiers' work, which was continued until the close. They forwarded a great amount of stores to the hospitals for the sick and wounded, chiefly through the Sanitary and Christian Commissions. The leading managers of the association were Mrs. Lucretia Perkins and Mrs. Robert Southgate, both of whom have died since the termination of the war.


Incorporated as a town April 17, 1847; incorporated as a city March 29, 1853. Population in 1860, 17,639; in 1865, 21,733. Valuation in 1860, $10,015,503; in 1865, $11,240,191.

The city officers in 1861 were as follows: James K. Barker, mayor; Morris Knowles, Hezekiah Plummer, Artemas W. Stearns, William Thomas, Archibald McFarlin, Menzies C. Andrews, aldermen. In 1862, William H. J. Wright, mayor; John C. Hoadley, William R. Spalding, Samuel M. Stedman, Thomas S. Stratton, Luther Ladd, Menzies C. Andrews, aldermen. In 1863, William H. J. Wright, mayor; James Byrom,

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