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[215] dried fruits, and many other useful articles for the sick and wounded.


Incorporated May 2, 1649. Population in 1860, 7,646; in 1865, 7,330. Valuation in 1860, $2,367,952; in 1865, $2,131,268.

The selectmen in 1861 were William Nutting, Jr., James H. Gregory, Richard Bessom, Jr., Samuel Bowden, Jonathan H. Orne; in 1862, William Nutting, Jr., Jonathan H. Orne, Joseph H. Robinson, Henry A. Potter, Stephen Hathaway, Jr.; in 1863, William Nutting Jr., Jonathan H. Orne, Stephen T. Prime, Henry A. Potter, Stephen Hathaway, Jr.; in 1864, William Nutting, Jr., Stephen T. Prime, Simon Lamprell, Stephen Hathaway, Jr., Henry A. Potter; in 1865, William Nutting, Jr., Stephen T. Prime, Richard L. Woodfin, Benjamin Wormstead, Samuel S. Trefry.

The town-clerk through all these years was Glover Broughton. The town-treasurer since 1852, and all through the war, was W. B. Brown.

1861. Marblehead had three companies in the Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, when the war began; and they were the first to reach Boston (April 17th) in the war, on the first call of the President for militia to defend the capital. A town-meeting was held April 20th, at which the treasurer was authorized to borrow five thousand dollars for the relief of the families of the soldiers ‘who have gone, or are going, to fight the battles of their country.’ June 17th, Voted, to borrow ten thousand dollars to be applied by the selectmen, in accordance with an act of the Legislature approved May 23d, in aid of the families of volunteers. On account of the liberal donation by G. Howland Shaw of Boston, the selectmen had not been obliged to borrow any part of the five thousand dollars voted at the previous meeting. December 21st, The treasurer was authorized to borrow three thousand dollars, in addition to what had already been voted for aid to the families of volunteers.

1862. July 19th, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer for three years, enlisting to the credit of the town; and Captains Richard Phillips,

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