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[245] Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $4,858.60; in 1862, $16,874.32; in 1863, $16,744.94; in 1864, $14,500.00; in 1865, $7,800.00. Total amount, $60,777.86. Swampscott.—Incorporated May 21, 1852. Population in 1860, 1,530; in 1865, 1,619. Valuation in 1860, $1,043,853; in 1865, $1,449,855.

The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were John P. Palmer, S. H. Wardwell, Joseph Stanley; in 1863, H. J. Thing, Elbridge G. Foster, Philander Holden; in 1864, John P. Palmer, E. W. Wardwell, Sylvester T. Beers; in 1865, John P. Palmer, Sylvester T. Beers, Elbridge G. Foster.

The town-clerk in 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, was John L. Segar.1 The town-treasurer in 1861 was John Brooks; in 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865, Holman Millett. 1861. The first legal town-meeting called to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 10th of July, at which it was voted to pay aid to the soldiers' families to a larger amount than as provided by the act of the Legislature, passed at the extra session; and eight hundred dollars were appropriated for that purpose.

1862. On the 2d of April two thousand dollars were appropriated, and placed in the hands of the selectmen to be used by them as they should think best in aid of the families of soldiers belonging to Swampscott, independent of the State aid as provided by law. July—, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of two hundred dollars to each volunteer, to the number of twenty, who should enlist for three years and be mustered into the military service, and properly credited to the quota of the town. Four thousand dollars were appropriated to pay the same. On the 1st of September another meeting was held, at which the town voted to authorize the payment of a bounty of two hundred dollars ‘to each citizen of the town who may enlist in the military service of the country for nine months service.’

1863. No action by the town, in its corporate capacity,

1 Mr. Segar was in active military service for several months during the war. While absent, Samuel O. Ingalls filled the vacancy.

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