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[243] Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $803.00; in 1862, $3,698.04; in 1863, $5,935.69; in 1864, $5,500.00; in 1865, $3,400.00. Total amount, $19,386.73.

The ladies of Saugus formed a Soldiers' Aid Society, which was active in good works for the soldiers all through the war.

South Danvers.1ā€”Incorporated May 18, 1855. Population in 1860, 6,549; in 1865, 6,050. Valuation in 1860, $3,613,408; in 1865, $3,819,766.

The selectmen in 1861 were William Walcott, Miles O. Stanley, Nathan H. Poor; in 1862, Miles O. Stanley, Nathan H. Poor, John C. Burbeck; in 1863 and 1864, Joseph Poor, Alpheus W. Bancroft, Dana Woodbury; in 1865, Joseph Poor, Dana Woodbury, George F. Sanger.

The town-clerk during all of these years was Nathan H. Poor, and the town-treasurer for the same period was Francis Baker.

1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act on matters relating to the war, was held on the 21st of May; at which it was voted to appropriate not exceeding two thousand dollars, to be applied by the selectmen in aiding the families and dependants of volunteers of that town who may have enlisted or shall enlist in the military service. A committee was appointed to solicit subscriptions to compensate the members of Captain Bancroft's company for time spent in drilling. September 27th, An additional one thousand dollars were appropriated for State aid to soldiers' families.

1862. July 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town. A committee of five from each school-district was chosen to co-operate with a committee chosen at a general meeting of citizens in obtaining recruits. August 25th, The following resolutions were adopted:ā€”

Resolved, That the citizens of South Danvers desire once more to pledge their fidelity to the sacred cause of American union, and their unalterable determination never to falter in their efforts to maintain its

1 Name changed to Peabody April 13, 1868.

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