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Massachusetts was represented in the Thirty-sixth Congress, which ended March 4, 1861, by Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson, in the Senate, and by Thomas D. Elliot, James Buffinton, Charles Francis Adams, Alexander H. Rice, Anson Burlingame, John B. Alley, Daniel W. Gooch, Charles R. Train, Eli Thayer, Charles Delano, and Henry L. Dawes, in the House of Representatives. Before the war, and during the war, Mr. Sumner was chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Wilson of the Milow ask of Massachusetts; that she will never have to pay a cent on account of such indorsement, but that the indorsement must be given, as the new Administration will be without funds. I have also conversed with Mr. Burlingame, Mr. Thayer, and Mr. Alley, of Massachusetts, and particularly with Mr. Stanton, of Ohio, the chairman of the committee who have been inquiring into this conspiracy. Mr. Adams, Mr. Burlingame, Mr. Thayer, and Mr. Stanton, all talked the matter over together in my pres
The following is the answer of the Secretary of War to the letter above quoted:— This Department recognizes the right of a Governor to commission volunteer officers. If General Butler assumes to control your appointment, or interfere with it, he will transcend his authority, and be dealt with accordingly. The Adjutant-General will transmit to General Butler an order that will prevent his improper interference with your legitimate authority. Feb. 19.—The Governor telegraphed Hon. John B. Alley, member of Congress,— The gentlemen said to have been designated by the President, as allotment-commissioners for Massachusetts troops, have received no notice of their appointment. Will you ascertain why, and see that notice is immediately forwarded? Telegraph, if you succeed. Feb. 20.—The Governor's private secretary, Colonel Browne, writes to Colonel Dudley,— Governor Andrew directs me to inclose to you the within photographic likeness of the young gentleman, Mr
eloquent extract Abstractof military laws members of Congress letter to John B. Alley Thespringfield companies Secretary Stanton refuses to pay them bounties epartment, or from gentlemen in Congress from our State; write therefore to John B. Alley, your member of Congress: from him I have always had an answer whenever I hjutant-General, at the request of the Governor, wrote the following letter to Mr. Alley:— At the request of His Excellency the Governor, I respectfully call youmade the following indorsement:— Read, approved, and the attention of Messrs. Alley and Dawes is specially called to this matter. All such affairs are immensee his decision. His Excellency received a telegram half an hour ago from Hon. John B. Alley, in which he says the Secretary will not allow the bounty to the recruitg together. The Governor requested the Adjutant-General to write again to Mr. Alley to thank him and Mr. Dawes for their efforts to induce the Secretary of War t
quotas in the rebel States. Among the Senators who advocated the proposition was Mr. Saulsbury, of Delaware. In the course of his speech, he arraigned the government of Massachusetts as selfishly endeavoring to get colored troops to its own credit against the public interest; that it was trying to recruit men in Savannah ahead of the United States; and this was made the ground for repealing the section allowing recruiting in rebel States. On the 18th of February, the Governor wrote to John B. Alley, Representative in Congress from the Essex district, calling his attention to Mr. Saulsbury's speech, and said,— As the matter will be sure to come up in the House, I want our delegation to know that I in fact tried hard to push on and forward the United-States War Department itself. I did not try to get my officers in ahead of Mr. Stanton's. What I always aim at and want is, first, the recruitment of the army; second, the employment of colored troops; third, the procuring of men