any of our nation's friends on the field of battle have fought and died.
Regretting that it is dishonored by a portion of our country, we hope its stars may never be less, and that we may live long under its protection.
With high regard,— Mrs. William A. Williams, Mrs. G. H. Rice, Mrs. Charles Howard, Mrs. J. Duff Brown, Mrs. Theo. C. Merrill, Mrs. C. A. Blanchard, Mrs. L. W. Merrill, Mrs. Phillip B. Lowe, Mrs. Louise H. Walker, Mrs. H. C. Burgess, Mrs. C. F. Haynes, Mrs. J. Stone, Miss Lucy A. Bliss, Mrs. Rebecca S. Lash, Mrs. E. C. Bliss.
June 6th, Three thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families, as provided by law, to be expended under the direction of the mayor and aldermen.
The committee on police was authorized to pay State aid for the present to those families that were in immediate want of assistance.
August 15th, It was ordered by the aldermen that a joint special committee be appointed to consider and report what action w
l, James B. Forsyth, Eben W. Lothrop, Henry W. Bowen, Nehemiah Boynton, Noble M. Perkins, aldermen.
In 1862, Frank B. Fay, mayor; John R. Dufur, Albert Bisbee, Jesse Gould, Benjamin J. Gerrish, Eben W. Lothrop, James P. Farley, Henry W. Bowen, John T. Hadaway, Francis Low, aldermen.
1863, Frank B. Fay, mayor; John R. Dufur, Albert Bisbee, Jesse Gould, James B. Forsyth, Eben W. Lothrop, James F. Farley, Francis Low, John T. Hadaway, aldermen.
In 1864, Eustace C. Fitz, mayor; Albert Bisbee, Rufus Trussell, James B. Forsyth, John H. Osgood, Maurice M. Pigott, Eben W. Lothrop, Joseph Everdean, Samuel W. Mason, aldermen.
In 1865, Eustace C. Fitz, mayor; Albert Bisbee, Elisha H. Ryder, Jesse Gould, William O. Haskell, Eben W. Lothrop, Maurice M. Pigott, Joseph Everdean, Samuel W. Mason, aldermen.
The city-clerk and city-treasurer during all these years was Samuel Bassett.
1861. The first meeting of the city council to act upon matters relating to the war was held on the 18th of Ap