The N. Y. Herald
makes up a table of voluntary contributions by cities, counties, and individuals in the North
, all $1,000 or over, each, which sum up to $11,230,000, of which New York city gives $2,155,000, and the N. Y. State Legislature $3,000,000 more.
And all this has been subscribed since the 15th of April.
Of sums below a thousand dollars subscribed by private individuals, and of which no mention is made in this statement, it is no exaggeration to set down the aggregate at $5,000,000. If we take the average expenditure of each volunteer of the 250,000 men who are now drilling and under arms in the free States at $10, it will give us — a further amount of $2,500,000 Besides these sums, we may put down $5,000,000 more for the contributions made by families towards the more comfortable outfit and equipment of such of their members as have taken up arms in defence of the national flag.
And of casual sums given on the spur of the moment to applicants needing aid, in rifles, money, or clothing, and of which no notice has been taken, the total is probably not far short of another $5,000,000. These different amounts thus figure up:--
|Contributions of $1,000 and upwards,||$11,230,000|
|Contributions below $1,000,||5,000,000|
|Expenditure of volunteers, ($10 each,)||2,500,000|
|Contributions of families to outfit,||5,000,000|
|Casual contributions in money and clothing,||5,000,000|
Making an aggregate of nearly twenty-nine millions of dollars spontaneously donated to the Government
in less than a fortnight.
Could the people of the South
but have foreseen this wonderful unanimity of feeling and patriotic self-devotion on the part of the North
, it is safe to assume that the national flag would still have been left floating over Fort Sumter
Thirteen banks of the city of New York
contributed nearly half a million of dollars for the defence of the Government
Added to the previous subscription of $250,000 by the Broadway Bank, these contributions amount, thus far, to $715,000, divided as follows:--
|Bank of Commerce, by J. A. Stevens, President,||$100,000|
|New York Exchange Bank, by S. Van Duzer, President,||10,000|
|Mechanics' Bank, by S. Knapp, President,||25,000|
|National Bank, by James Gallatin, President,||25,000|
|Merchants' Bank, by A. E. Silliman, President,||25,000|
|Manhattan Bank, by J. M. Morrison, President,||25,000|
|Bank of the Republic, by R. H. Lowry, Cashier,||60,000|
|Phoenix Bank, by M. P. Bryson, Cashier,||25,000|
|Bank of New York, by A. P. Halsey, President,||50,000|
|Bank of North America, by J. Seymour, President,||20,000|
|Bank of America, by J. Punnett, President,||50,000|
|Bank of the State of New York, by R. Withers, President,||25,000|
|Shoe and Leather Bank, by A. V. Stout, President,||25,000|
--N. Y. Herald, April 29