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[244] integrity and perpetuate its blessings; that they will not measure their sense of duty by their legal obligations, nor pause to inquire whether they have done more or less than their neighbors; but that, like their fathers in Revolutionary days, they will do all they can. to the extent of the means with which God has endowed them, in behalf of the cause of Constitutional Government and the salvation of their beloved country.

Resolved, That South Danvers, expressing in her municipal capacity the feelings and wishes of her individual citizens, hereby declares her hearty appreciation of the patriotism of her sons who have enlisted, and are now enlisting, to serve in defence of the Union, and faithfully pledges her fostering care in time of need of the families of her brave soldiers, and her lively gratitude for the services, and her blessings upon the lives of those who, in serving their country in the hour of danger, confer enduring honor upon their native or adopted town; their names will illumine her annals, and be handed down in affectionate remembrance to future generations.

A bounty of one hundred dollars was authorized to be paid to each volunteer who should enlist for nine months service in the company then being recruited by Robert S. Daniels, Jr.

1864. June 3d, The bounty to volunteers for three years service was fixed at one hundred and twenty-five dollars. A committee was chosen to assist the selectmen in recruiting.

1865. January 2d, Eight thousand dollars were appropriated for recruiting purposes.

South Danvers furnished seven hundred and forty-four men for the war, which was a surplus of fifty-one over and above all demands. Thirty-six were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-two thousand and six hundred dollars ($32,600.00). This does not include nineteen thousand dollars which were raised by private subscription to pay bounties and encourage recruiting; nor does it include four thousand dollars which were voluntarily contributed at a meeting of citizens held on the 18th of May, 1861, to assist the families of volunteers.

The amount of money raised and expended by the town in the payment of State aid to the families of volunteers during the four years of the war, and afterwards reimbursed by the

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