Ordered, That the sum of one thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for furnishing rations for such volunteer companies as may be encamped within the limits of the city, to be expended under the direction of the Joint Special Committee appointed April 19th.On the 26th of April an order was passed directing the Joint Special Committee to expend from the appropriations already made five hundred dollars for uniforms for the members of the Light Artillery Company of Salem, and two hundred dollars for uniforms for the new volunteer company organized by Captain Coggswell. Seven hundred dollars were appropriated for building barracks on the camp ground on Winter Island. December 9th, Five thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers for the months of December and January ensuing; and the treasurer, under the direction of the Joint Standing Committee on Finance, was authorized to borrow the money. 1862. January 27th, Twenty thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers. July 19th, Twenty-five thousand dollars were appropriated to encourage the enlistment of volunteers; each inhabitant of Salem who should enlist and be mustered in to the military service, and be credited to the quota of the city, on or before the 25th inst., was to receive a bounty of seventy-five dollars; the recruiting of volunteers and the payment of bounties to be under the direction of the Joint Special Committee, who were requested to act in concert ‘with the citizens' General Recruiting Committee.’ July 25th, So much of the order passed on the 19th of July as restricted the payment of bounties to the inhabitants of Salem who should enlist prior to the 25th of the month was rescinded; and an order was passed making the bounty to each volunteer who should enlist in military organizations already in the field one hundred and ten dollars, and to those who should enlist in new organizations a bounty of one hundred dollars, such enlistment to be on or before the 15th of August, and paid when the men are mustered in and credited to the quota of Salem. Eleven thousand dollars were appropriated for the payment of the same, and one
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