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[212] making a total of two thousand dollars. The above does not include what was done in aid of the freedmen.


Incorporated July 3, 1782. Population in 1860, 866; in 1865, 725. Valuation in 1860, $558,854; in 1865, $604,617.

The selectmen in 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, were John Danforth, Jr., Andrew Mansfield, William Skinner.

The town-clerk during those years was John Danforth, Jr. The town-treasurer during the same period was Jonathan Bryant.

1861. The first town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 6th of May, at which a sum not to exceed two thousand dollars was appropriated ‘for the use of soldiers who may enlist, and in aid of their families living in the town.’

1862. On the 28th of July the town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer who enlists for three years, and is credited to the quota of the town. A series of patriotic resolutions were read by Rev. Allen Gannett, setting forth,—first, That the Rebellion ‘must be met by the sharpest practice of the sword;’ second, That the Union must be preserved ‘at whatever cost;’ third, ‘That the young men of Lynnfield are expected to do their part in the great work;’ and fourth, ‘That while we regard it as the first duty of this nation to use all its energies to strike this infernal Rebellion dead, and cannot reasonably expect success until it does, our trust is in the Living God by whose power and purpose nations stand or fall.’ The resolutions were adopted. On the 25th of August the town voted to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service who is credited to the town.

1863. March 2d, Voted, ‘that one hundred dollars be paid to each of the volunteers from Lynnfield to whom no bounty has been previously paid;’ also, to give the widows of the soldiers a gratuity of fifty dollars each.

Lynnfield furnished seventy-six men for the war, which was a surplus of three over and above all demands. Four were

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