nd January,—the money to be paid as soon as there is sufficient in the treasury for that purpose.
Seven hundred dollars were also appropriated to pay the veteran volunteers belonging to the town of Lincoln.
June 13th, Samuel H. Pierce, William F. Wheeler, and Francis Smith were appointed a committee to recruit eight men, at least, to serve the town as volunteers, and the treasurer was authorized to borrow twenty-five hundred dollars for the purpose, to be used by the committee.
1865. October 21st, Voted to reimburse to citizens the money subscribed and paid by them last spring for procuring recruits to fill the quota of the town; also, voted to pay back all the money which W. L. G. Pierce, who had been drafted into the military service, has paid for war taxes on his property since July, 1863, up to the time of his discharge.
1866, March—, Voted, to pay the expenses of embalming and bringing home the body of Lieutenant Thomas J. Parker.
Mr. Parker was First Lieutenant in the
The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was ten thousand six hundred and fifty-one dollars ($10,651.00).
The amount of money raised and expended by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers, and afterwards repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $157.46; in 1862, $300.00; in 1863, $255.85; in 1864, $637.00; in 1865, $450.00. Total amount, $1,800.31.
Incorporated as a town Sept. 8, 1633, and as a city March 17, 1846.
Population in 1860, 26,060; in 1865, 29,114.
Valuation in 1860, $20,515,905; in 1865, $25,987,971.
The mayors, aldermen, city-clerk, and city-treasurer during the years of the war, were as follows: In 1861, James D. Green, mayor, who resigned on the 24th of July, and was succeeded by Charles Theodore Russell.
The aldermen were Levi L. Cushing, Jr., Curtis Davis, Amory Houghton, Henry Lamson, Charles H. Saunders, Samuel Slocumb, Albert Stevens, James H