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 of State aid, was one hundred and fifteen thousand six hundred and thirty dollars and ten cents ($115,630.10). The amount of money raised by the city during the four years of the war for State aid paid to the families of volunteers, and which was afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $14,524.05; in 1862, $52,555.52; in 1863, $58,153.48; in 1864, $45,000.00; in 1865, $22,000.00. Total amount, $192,233.05. The ‘Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society’ of Lawrence continued their patriotic work during the continuance of the war. They held weekly meetings in the common council room in the city hall, to make under-clothing, bandages, lint, and other articles, for the sick and wounded in the hospitals. They also contributed upwards of seven thousand dollars in cash, in various practical charities to the soldiers.
Hiram N. Breed, mayor; Archilaus C. Wyman, Alvan F. Kent, Edward Pease, Richard H. Carter, Benjamin A. Ward, Nathan Clark, Nathaniel S. Doe, Moses D. Merrill, Jesse L. Lewis, aldermen. In 1862, Peter M. Neal, mayor; John W. Blaney, Baxter Gregory, Jacob M. Lewis, Ezra W. Mudge, William N. Melcher, Joshua Patch, Benjamin Sprague, Edwin Walden, aldermen. In 1863, Peter M. Neal, mayor; John W. Blaney, Joshua Patch, Baxter Gregory, Jacob M. Lewis, Ezra W. Mudge, Benjamin Sprague, John L. Shorey, Edwin Walden, aldermen. In 1864, Peter M. Neal, mayor; John W. Blaney, Baxter Gregory, Jacob M. Lewis, Ezra W. Mudge, Joshua Patch, Benjamin Sprague, John L. Shorey, Edwin Walden, aldermen. In 1865, Peter M. Neal, mayor; Walter B. Allen, Amos F. Breed, Jacob M. Lewis, William M. Newhall, Edwin Patch, Clarkson Paul, Thomas Stacy, Phillip P. Tapley, aldermen. The city-clerk during all of the years of the war was Benjamin H. Jones. The city-treasurer in 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864, was William Bassett; in 1865, Elbridge Lovejoy.
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