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ernment, or with the separate States, or with any association of delegates from such States, and to report their doings to the Legislature at its present session; it being expressly declared, that their acts shall be at all times under the control, and subject to the approval or rejection, of the Legislature. On the same day, Feb. 5, the Governor, with the consent of the Council, appointed the following named gentlemen as commissioners:— Hon. John Z. Goodrich, of Stockbridge. Hon. Charles Allen, of Worcester. Hon. George S. Boutwell, of Groton. Hon. Francis B. Crowninshield, of Boston. Theophilus P. Chandler, Esq., of Brookline. John M. Forbes, Esq., of Milton. Richard P. Waters, Esq., of Beverly. These gentleman immediately proceeded to Washington, and took part in the deliberations of the Peace Congress. It was a very able delegation. There was great interest felt in regard to the action of the Peace Congress, and how far its acts would bind the States
On the 26th of July, Major-General Fitz-John Porter wrote to the Governor a letter, from Harrison's Landing, Va., which was promulgated in special orders July 30, in which he said,— It affords me great gratification to express to you my admiration for the noble conduct of the troops from your State, under my command, in the late actions before Richmond. No troops could have behaved better than did the Ninth and Twenty-second Regiments and Martin's Battery (the Third), and portions of Allen's (the Fifth), or done more to add to our success. Their thinned ranks tell of their trials; the brave men lost, their heroic dead, and gallant conduct, and devotion to their country. Their discipline was never excelled; and now, with undaunted hearts, they await, with confidence of success, the order to advance. I hope you will be able to send on men to fill their depleted ranks, even in parties of ten, as fast as recruited. A few men joining us now gives great heart to all men, and add
to spend the next evening. He has recently returned from Mexico; his health is good, and his conversational powers are as wonderful as ever. Monday, Oct. 24.—I hired a carriage, and at ten o'clock was on my way to visit our heavy artillery companies which garrison the forts on the Maryland side of the Potomac. Our route was over the Capitol Hill, and then near the Navy Yard, where we crossed what is called the East Branch, a stream which runs up to Bladensburg. On the bridge I met Major Allen and a lieutenant of our Third Regiment Heavy Artillery, who were going to Washington, and from them I received instructions how to proceed. After parting with them, and about midway over the bridge, I was surprised and shocked at seeing a cavalry soldier on horseback, dragging, with a rope about twenty feet long, two colored women, who were handcuffed; one end of the rope was attached to the manacles, and the other to the saddle of the dragoon; he was riding at a sharp pace, and the wome
uty. After the services in the church, a procession moved to the large pavilion erected on the lawn in the rear of Harvard Hall, where an elegant and substantial dinner was provided. The scene in the pavilion, when all were seated, was one which will never pass from the memory of those who witnessed it. The large number of beautiful and accomplished ladies who were present contributed in no small degree to the beauty and interest of the scene. When all were seated, grace was said by Rev. Dr. Allen, of Northborough. Charles G. Loring, the President of the day, commenced the intellectual feast in a speech of considerable length, and of great power and beauty, which was warmly applauded, and gave the key-note to the speeches which followed. As the proceedings have been published in the newspapers of the day, we shall not attempt to quote from any of the speeches which were made, or the original poems which were read; but shall content ourselves with a mere statement of the name