ring the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $2,579.00; in 1862, $12,594.75; in 1863, $17,717.70; in 1864, $16,000.00; in 1865, $9,400.00. Total amount, $58,291.45.
Incorporated as a town, Sept. 28, 1630; as a city, March 12, 1846; annexed to Boston, June 1, 1867.
Population in 1860, 25,137; in 1865, 28,426.
Valuation in 1860, $24,000,000; in 1865, $23,808,776.
In 1861, William Gaston, mayor; Samuel Little, Isaac S. Burrell, J. C. Pratt, Charles Stanwood, Gideon B. Richmond, Robert Hale, Samuel C. Cobb, Oliver J. Curtis, aldermen.
In 1862, William Gaston, mayor; Samuel Little, Samuel C. Cobb, Ariel Low, Charles Stanwood, Gideon B. Richmond, William R. Huston, Phineas B. Smith, Thomas H. Lester, aldermen.
In 1863, George Lewis, mayor; Samuel Little, Phineas B. Smith, James E. Adams, Gideon B. Richmond, William R. Huston, Moses H. Day, John H. Lester, Ivory Harmon, alder men. In 1864, George Lewis, mayor;