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es. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations, and ordered to be printed. Jan. 26. In Senate.—Mr. Davis, of Bristol, offered this order:— That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to forthwith report a bill authorizing the authorities of this Commonwealth to indorse and guarantee the treasury notes of the United States to the full amount of the surplus revenue received by Massachusetts in the year 1837. Some opposition was made to the order, but it was adopted. Jan. 28. In the House.—Mr. Pierce, of Dorchester, introduced resolutions to sustain the Union; and that all attempts to overthrow it, with the expectation of reconstructing it anew, were vain and illusory. Referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. Jan. 29. In Senate.—A message was received from the Governor, transmitting certain resolutions passed by the States of Pennsylvania and Tennessee; also the Ordinance of Secession of the State of Georgia, adopted by a convention of the people
sed the service the Governor regarded as the man for General Ullman to have; but, unless the Secretary of War or the President would agree to overlook and forgive the offence committed, he could not be commissioned. We find on the Governor's files a number of letters written about this time to the President, Mr. Stanton, and Senator Sumner, urging the re-appointment of this officer, with especial reference to serving under General Ullman. One of these letters addressed to Mr. Sumner, dated Jan. 28, says,— Without a moment's delay, go to the President, and tell him for me that he ought to believe in the forgiveness of sins, as well as in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. This is the text: now for the sermon. You know Maurice Copeland was struck off the rolls last summer by a presidential order. The Governor's sermon is a strong argument in favor of recommissioning Major Copeland. The error which he had committed, and for which he was dismissed, was a