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 month, and to each single man ten dollars a month until discharged. November 5th, The selectmen were authorized to pay for the support of the families of volunteers ‘an additional sum beyond that to be reimbursed by the State according to their discretion.’ 1862. July—, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and ten dollars to each volunteer who shall enlist for three years to fill the quota of the town. August 4th, The bounty was raised to one hundred and fifty dollars, and ‘as a test vote to ascertain whether it was the wish of the town to raise their quota, there was a unanimous yes!’ August 18th, Voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars to each volunteer who enlists for nine months to the credit of the town, and the selectmen were authorized to recruit three-years volunteers, ‘still lacking’ to fill their quota, ‘by paying whatever sum is necessary.’ 1863. August 3d, The selectmen were instructed to pay the same amount of State aid to the families of men who may be drafted as is paid to the families of volunteers. December 14th, A committee of five was appointed ‘to present a subscription paper to every male citizen of the town whose name is not already upon said paper.’ 1864. March 26th, Voted, to raise not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars to refund to individuals the amounts they had paid voluntarily to aid recruiting. May 9th, Voted, to raise one thousand dollars ‘to aid in filling the town's quota.’ August 1st, Voted, to continue paying a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer who may enlist to the credit of the town up to March 1, 1865, and to deposit five hundred dollars with the State treasurer for recruiting purposes.1 1865. July 31st, Appropriated twenty-eight hundred dollars to refund to individuals money advanced by them for bounties to volunteers in 1864. Wilmington furnished ninety-nine men for the war, which was a surplus of ten over and above all demands. None were commissioned
1 Two recruits were obtained by the State for the town. The remainder of the money ($250) was paid back to the town.
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