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lties. Mr. Sears, of Boston, and Mr. Gibbs, of New Bedford, spoke in favor of the original resolves, and against the amendments. The amendments were voted down, and the resolves were passed to be engrossed by a vote of yeas 184, nays 31. Feb. 6.—The House voted to substitute the Senate bill for the increase of the militia for the bill of Mr. Banfield, of West Roxbury,—yeas 96, nays 60. The bill was as follows:— chapter 49.—An Act in Relation to the Volunteer Militia. section 1.ted-States-army officers, both major-generals of volunteers in the late war. I recorded the replies, and drew up a memorandum of the items of clothing, equipment, arms, and ammunition needed, to prepare the militia for service in the field. On Feb. 6, a second meeting was called by the Governor. I cannot remember distinctly how much of the discussion took place at the first, and what at the second; but the result of the two was, the Governor's order for two thousand overcoats, equipments, &
lling their attention to the vexatious delays of the General Government in the payment of the soldiers, which occasioned suffering both in the army and to the families of the soldiers at home. He therefore recommended to the Legislature to assume the payment of the Massachusetts soldiers, or such of them as would consent to allot a portion of their monthly pay for the support of their families at home, or to deposit on interest in the State treasury subject to their order. On the sixth day of February, in reply to an order of the House, requesting a report of the amount claimed or paid as commissions, compensation, expenses, or profits by persons who went to foreign countries to purchase arms on account of the State, the Governor submitted a brief statement, by which it appears that Mr. Crowninshield, and Mr. McFarland, who accompanied him to Europe to purchase arms and equipments, were the only persons that had been employed on that business up that time. Mr. Crowninshield retur