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16th, and finally recommitted to the committee, together with all the amendments that had been proposed. On the same day (14th), Mr. George T. Davis, of Greenfield, introduced a bill to prevent hostile invasions of other States; the purpose of which was to prevent, by fine and imprisonment, persons who should set on foot any unlawful scheme, military or naval, to invade any State or Territory of the Union. This was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations, but never was passed. Jan. 18. In the Senate.—Mr. Cole, of Berkshire, from the Committee on Federal Relations, reported a series of resolutions, the purport of which was, to stand by the Union, and tendering to the President of the United States such aid, in men and money, as he may require. On motion of Mr. Northend, of Essex, the rules were suspended, and the resolves passed the Senate by a unanimous vote. On the same day, Mr. Parker, of Worcester, introduced in the House a new militia bill, which was referred to
f January, the Governor writes three letters, in regard to our coast defences,—one to the President, one to our Senators and Representatives in Congress, and one to Secretary Seward,—in which he argued the importance of the subject, and that the General Government authorize it to be done by the State, as the State can do it with more expedition and economy than it can be done otherwise. These letters were taken to Washington by Colonel Charles Amory, master of ordnance of Massachusetts. Jan. 18.—Colonel Browne, by direction of the Governor, writes to Henry N. Hooper, of Boston, respecting an exchange of prisoners— Every thing that the Governor can do by prayers, entreaties, arguments, and remonstrances, to induce the Federal Government to do justice to our prisoners by instituting a proper system of regular exchanges, has been done in vain. The Federal Administration have obstinately refused to institute such a system; and it is only by individual effort that our fellow-ci
aused a profound sensation. His speeches during the war kept alive and invigorated the loyal spirit and purpose of the people. On the 17th of January, the Governor telegraphed to Senator Sumner as follows:— Should it be the purpose of the President, or of either of the Cabinet ministers, to honor Boston with their presence on the occasion of Mr. Everett's funeral, to which they have been invited, please telegraph me so that this Department may be suitably notified. On the 18th of January, the Governor received the following telegram from Secretary Seward:— It is impracticable for the President and the Cabinet to leave the Capitol to attend the funeral. The President of the United States and the heads of departments tender to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts their condolence on the lamented death of Edward Everett, who was worthy to be enrolled among the noblest of the nation's benefactors. We will only add, that the death of Mr. Everett was properly noticed,