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unication was received from the Adjutant-General, in accordance with a joint resolution of the Legislature, adopted on the 23d inst., giving the following estimates of equipping 2,000 men for active service: 2,000 overcoats, at $9 each, $18,000; 2,000 knapsacks, at $2.25 each, $4,500; 2,000 blankets, at $3 each, $6,000; camp equipage (exclusive of tents), $3,000,—total, $31,500. On motion of Mr. Schouler, of Middlesex, the communication was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. Feb. 1. In Senate.—Mr. Whitney, of Plymouth, from the Committee on Federal Relations, reported a bill to create an emergency fund for the Governor of $100,000, to take effect upon its passage. The bill was immediately passed through the several stages, under a suspension of the rules. The communication of the Adjutant-General was taken from the table, and referred to the Joint Standing Committee on the Militia. In the House, the Militia Bill was discussed. Several amendments were offered b
harassed with weighty duties, sufficient to distract calm thought and considerate remark. We know that, notwithstanding the conflict of views which sometimes took place between them, Governor Andrew entertained for Secretary Stanton a high regard, both officially and personally, which was fully reciprocated. In January of this year, the Congress of the United States had adopted the amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude, except for crime. On the 1st of February, the Governor telegraphed to President Lincoln,— Will you telegraph so that I may know as nearly as possible the moment you will sign the resolution for amending the Constitution? I desire to echo it immediately by a national salute on Boston Common, with a chorus of all the church-bells of Massachusetts. On the 3d of February, the Governor telegraphed to President Lincoln,— Massachusetts has to-day ratified the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery, by a unanimou