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 P. Stone, and W. C. Binney, Esq., who also presented resolutions recommending that an appropriation be made by the town and the adjoining town of Amesbury of five thousand dollars for the benefit of volunteers and their families. ‘The resolutions were adopted with hearty cheers.’ A committee of seven from each town was appointed to raise money, and a finance committee was chosen. Several hundred dollars were subscribed on the spot, the chairman of the meeting heading the list with one hundred dollars; and the same amount was subscribed by Edward Wallace, ‘who made his way through the crowd on crutches.’ The first legal town-meeting was held April 27th, at which five thousand dollars were appropriated to aid the Wallace Guard; and it was voted that enough be paid by the town to make the pay of each volunteer twenty dollars a month while in active service, and ‘that their families be well cared for.’1 1862. July 21st, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to volunteers, to the number of forty-nine, who should enlist for three years, and be credited to the quota of the town. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money to pay the same. August 15th, Voted, to raise the bounty to volunteers for three years service to three hundred dollars, and to pay volunteers for nine months service a bounty of one hundred and fifty dollars. 1863. No action appears to have been necessary by the town during this year to provide for its contingent of men. 1864. May 14th, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to each volunteer for three years service who shall be mustered in and credited to the town. This bounty continued to be paid until the end of the Rebellion. Salisbury furnished three hundred and forty-seven men for the war, and had a surplus of twenty-six over and above all demands.2 Ten were commissioned officers. The whole
1 The delay of the Government to accept the services of this company caused about twenty of the men to join a Newburyport company, which went to New York and joined the Fortieth Regiment of that State. Their places were soon filled, and the Wallace Guards afterwards joined the Seventeenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, and went to the front.
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