Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hon. William Claflin” in chapter 1 of William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1:

...w did for Governor. Nearly all of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives were of the Republican party. The newly elected Legislature met on the first Wednesday in January, 1861. Hon. William Claflin , of Newton, was chosen President of the Senate, and Stephen N. Gifford, Esq., of Duxbury, clerk. Hon. John A. Goodwin, of Lowell, was chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives, and William Sto...

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