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[223] dollars for recruiting purposes. August—, Voted, to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each of the volunteers for nine months service.

1863. March—, Appropriated three hundred dollars for aid to soldiers' families.

During the years 1864 and 1865 money was appropriated to pay aid to soldiers' families and bounties to volunteers.

Nahant furnished forty-two men for the war, which was a surplus of five over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was six thousand five hundred and eight dollars ($6,508.00).

The amount of money raised and expended by the town in payment of State aid to the families of volunteers during the four years of the war, and which was afterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $32.40; in 1862, $338.67; in 1863, $506.71; in 1864, $112.00; in 1865, $48.00. Total amount, $1,037.78.

During the whole of the war the ladies of Nahant held meetings to make under-clothing for the soldiers, which, with boxes of provisions and small stores, were sent to the Sanitary Commission.


Incorporated May 6, 1835. Population in 1860, 1,444; in 1865, 1,363. Valuation in 1860, $824,524; in 1865, $767,849.

The selectmen during the years 1861 and 1862 were Paul Titcomb, Edward H. Little, Eben P. Fergusson; during 1863 and 1864, Bartlett J. Currier, Nathaniel Little, Jr., Eben P. Fergusson; during 1865, Nathaniel Little, Jr., Joseph N. Rolfe, Henry T. Pearson.

The town-clerk during the entire war was William Little. The town-treasurer in 1861 was Joseph N. Rolfe; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Isaac W. Little.

1861. A town-meeting was held April 3d, with reference to the state of the country, at which the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:—

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