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he first suggestions that were made in an official form for strengthening the military force of the Commonwealth, and placing it upon a war footing. Governor Andrew adopted these suggestions; and on the 16th of January, eleven days after his inauguration, directed the Adjutant-General to issue General Order No. 4, which created a great interest throughout the State, and especially among the active militia. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. General order no. 4. Headquarters, Boston, Jan. 16, 1861. Events which have recently occurred, and are now in progress, require that Massachusetts should be at all times ready to furnish her quota upon any requisition of the President of the United States, to aid in the maintenance of the laws and the peace of the Union. His Excellency the Commander-in-chief therefore orders,— That the commanding officer of each company of volunteer militia examine with care the roll of his company, and cause the name of each member, together with his r