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Effects of War on a single town.

--Marblehead, Mass., contributed 1,000 men to the revolutionary army, and at the end of the war there were 600 widows and 1,000 fatherless children in its population of less than 4,000. At this time Marblehead was reckoned the second town in the State in population and wealth. During the war of 1812, the frigate Constitution was chiefly manned by men from Marblehead, and the town also sent out a great number of privateers, and when peace was declared it was found that 500 citizens of the place were held in England as prisoners of war.--Banker Hill Aurora.

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