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 On the 14th of August five thousand dollars were appropriated ‘to aid in the completion of the defences of Salem Harbor, now being constructed by the National authorities.’ The money was to be expended by the City Committee on Military Affairs. 1864. June 13th, Twelve thousand five hundred dollars were appropriated ‘for the payment of bounties to volunteers in the United-States service, on account of the city of Salem.’ July 25th, Ordered, that the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and hereby is, appropriated to the relief of families of volunteers. Twenty thousand dollars were also appropriated for the payment of bounties to volunteers, to fill the quota of Salem under the recent call of the President dated July 18, 1864; the money to be expended under the direction of the Committee on Military Affairs. December 16th, Twenty-five thousand dollars additional were appropriated for the same purpose, with the restriction that the bounty to each volunteer should not exceed one hundred and twenty-five dollars. Salem furnished twenty-seven hundred and eighty-nine men for the war, which was a surplus of one hundred and forty-eight over and above all demands. One hundred and fifty-eight were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the city on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was one hundred and six thousand eight hundred and eighty-five dollars ($106,885.00). Large sums were raised in the several wards for substitutes, representative recruits, &c., of which no account can be given. On the first call for men the citizens raised sixteen thousand dollars for aid to soldiers' families, which was not refunded by the city, and is not therefore included in the above. In addition to these amounts there were appropriated and expended for State aid to the families of soldiers, and subsequently refunded to the city by the Commonwealth, the following sums: In 1861, $12,722.29; in 1862, $51,850.50; in 1863, $62,821.00; in 1864, $57,000.00; in 1865, $34,000.00. Total amount, $218,123.79. The city-clerk informs us that ‘the ladies of Salem, besides doing much work for the soldiers, paid for many recruits, and ’
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