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tened; that the policy of the Executive government of Massachusetts, under the new administration, would be to put its active militia into readiness at once for the impending crisis, and persuade the Legislature, if possible, to call part of the dormant militia into activity; and to urge Governor Washburn to adopt the same policy for Maine. Leaving Boston on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 5, Colonel Browne, after an interview with Governor Goodwin, at Portsmouth on Sunday, reached Augusta on Jan. 7, and held his interview with Governor Washburn. By him, Adjutant-General John L. Hodsdon, and United States Senator Lot M. Morrill were called into consultation, and the answer was returned, that, wherever Massachusetts leads, Maine will follow close, if she can't keep abreast. Thus Governor Andrew, on the very day of his inauguration, placed himself in confidential relations with each of the Governors of New England, which continued through the entire rebellion, and were of mutual benef
litia consider the expediency of making provision for the families of citizens of the State engaged in the naval service of the United States during the existing war, similar to that made for those in the land service. The order was referred. Jan. 7. In the House.—On motion of Mr. Maglathlin, of Duxbury, the Committee on the Militia were instructed to consider the expediency of the State paying the expenditures made by the cities and towns of the Commonwealth for uniforming and drilling volieth Regiment; three companies of unattached cavalry, which left the State by transports for the Department of the Gulf, Jan. 3, 1862; three companies of infantry, to complete the organization of the Twenty-ninth Regiment, which was sent forward, Jan. 7, to Fortress Monroe; the Twenty-eighth Regiment, which left the State for South Carolina via New York, Jan. 8; the Sixth Battery, which sailed from Boston for Ship Island, Department of the Gulf, Feb. 7; the Thirty-first Regiment, which sailed in
ty to the volunteers which the Legislature had authorized. Of this battalion, DeWitt C. Thompson, formerly of Major-General Halleck's staff, was appointed major. No better officers or men than these volunteers from California served in the Union army. Many of them were killed in battle, and never returned again to the shores of the Pacific; among whom was the first captain, J. Sewall Reed, who was killed in action Feb. 22, 1864. The Legislature for 1863 met at the State House on Wednesday, Jan. 7. Jonathan E. Field, of Berkshire County, was elected President of the Senate, having received all the votes but four, which were cast for Peter Harvey, of Suffolk. On taking the chair, Mr. Field made a short address, the only part of which relating to national affairs was the following reference to the Proclamation of Freedom issued by the President, which went into effect on the first of January. Mr. Field said,— The year was inaugurated by an event claimed by its friends to