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[237] thousand dollars for incidental recruiting expenses. On the 25th of August it was—
Ordered, That the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purpose of encouraging volunteers under the recent call of the President for three hundred thousand men for nine months service. Of this sum, one hundred dollars shall be paid to each non-commissioned officer and private who has heretofore enlisted, or shall this week enlist, and hereafter be accepted as a part of the quota of Salem under said call, and have been mustered into the service of the United States.

On the 25th of November ten thousand dollars were appropriated to encourage recruiting; and it was ordered to pay a bounty of two hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer for three years service, and one hundred dollars to each volunteer for nine months service, who shall enlist and be credited to the quota of the city.

1863. On the 22d of June it was—

Ordered, That the city of Salem elects to raise and pay its proportion of the tax to be apportioned and assessed under chapter 218 of the Statutes of 1863, approved April 29, 1863, in the manner pointed out in the 9th section of that act; and in case the charges against the city exceeds its credits, the treasurer is directed to pay such excess to the treasurer of the Commonwealth; and in case the credits exceed the charges, the treasurer of the city is authorized to receive such excess from the treasurer of the Commonwealth, and to give a receipt in full.

The city-treasurer's report, made in compliance with the above-named act, showed that the number of three-years men, under the two calls of the President in the months of July and August, 1862, to whom bounties were paid, was three hundred and eighty-six (386); number of nine-months men to whom bounties were paid, one hundred and sixty-two (162), making a total of five hundred and forty-eight (548).

Amount of bounties paid to three-years men,$48,460.00
“” “” nine-months men,16,200.00
Total amount paid under the two calls,$64,660.00

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