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shire, 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 the committee on that subject. Jan. 19. In Senate.—Mr. Northend introduced a series of resolutions, to the effect that the Constitution of the United States was the supreme law of the land; that the recent acts of South Carolina are revolutionary and treasonable; and that this Government must be maintained at all hazards. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. The same day, a long debate took place in the House, on a bill to increase the militia, but without coming to a vote. Jan. 21. In Senate.—Mr. Walker, of
save that I knew your brother was interested in the matter. His name is good evidence always in Massachusetts. Among the gentlemen of Boston who took an early and earnest interest in furnishing the military contingent of Massachusetts, in their donations for the maintenance and support of soldiers' families, was Amos A. Lawrence, a well-known and distinguished merchant. He was particularly active and efficient in raising the Second Regiment of Cavalry, and received from the Governor, Jan. 19, a letter of acknowledgment for his generous and efficient services, in which appears the following paragraph:— And in respect to the project for confirming the intellectual ascendency of Massachusetts by inaugurating a system of university education in advance of the other States, and which shall be to them a model, I learn with pleasure that the views I had the honor to express in my late address to the Legislature are confirmed by your respected judgment and extensive experience.