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Centennial Times - June 7, 1862 - Relief for wives

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June 7, 1862

Legislature Appropriates Relief For Troops’ Wives


The Legislature of Maryland passed an act appropriating the sum of fifty thousand dollars for the relief of the families of the Maryland Volunteers, and appointed S. F. Streeter, Benjamin Deford, and George R. Dodge, all of Baltimore City, as a Board to disburse the sum thus appropriated.

This Board has entered upon the discharge of its duties and with a view of facilitating applications has appointed Agents in several of the counties, F. D. Herbert, Esq., having been appointed for this county, to whom applications should immediately be made.

The fourth section of the act referred to provides that the wife and each child of the private volunteer, claiming and entitled to the benefits of this act, shall receive, respectively, the sum of one dollar, and each child under twelve years of age, the sum of fifty cents per week, payable monthly or oftener, if in the opinion of the board it should become necessary. Provided always that in no case shall the whole sum thus expended for each family shall exceed the sum of ten dollars per month; and any private volunteer having at the time of his enlistment a mother or sister under twelve years of age depended on him for support shall be entitled to the benefits of this act; the mother of such volunteer and each sister to receive respectively, the sum of one dollar for the mother and fifty cents for each sister per week. Provided that in no case shall the whole sum thus expended shall exceed the limit prescribed in the preceding clause of this section, that is to say. the sum of ten dollars per month.
(Herald and Torch)


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Collection Location:
Hagerstown, Maryland

Original Size:
59 x 33 cms

Washington County (Md.), history; Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862; Sharpsburg, Battle of, Md., 1862; Centennial celebrations, etc:

Washington County (Md.), 1860-1862

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Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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