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tees of that body, which positions they now hold. In the Thirty-seventh Congress, which terminated March 4, 1863, Benjamin F. Thomas succeeded Mr. Adams, who resigned his seat upon receiving the appointment of Minister to England, Samuel Hooper succeeded Mr. Burlingame, who was appointed Minister to China, and Goldsmith F. Bailey succeeded Mr. Thayer. In the Thirty-eighth Congress, which terminated March 4th, 1865, Oakes Ames succeeded Mr. Buffinton, George S. Boutwell Mr. Train, James D. Baldwin Mr. Bailey, (deceased) and William B. Washburn Mr. Delano. In the Thirty-ninth Congress, Mr. Gooch having accepted a government appointment, Ex-Governor Banks was elected to fill the vacancy. These Congresses extend over the period immediately preceding the war, and that of its duration and close. The Massachusetts Senators and Representatives served with distinction on several of the most important committees, and thus were prominent in perfecting bills and shaping the legislati
ton, was nominated for that office. Edward Everett was unanimously nominated a presidential elector at large, and with him was associated Whiting Griswold, of Greenfield. After the nominations were made, Alexander H. Bullock, of Worcester, being called upon, addressed the convention in a long and eloquent speech, which spoke the sentiments of the party, was listened to with marked attention, and was applauded to the echo. A series of resolutions was reported from the committee, by J. D. Baldwin, of Worcester, chairman. They recommended an earnest support of the national and State nominations, an unfaltering and steady support of the war until the rebels should lay down their arms; congratulated the country on the downfall of the institution of slavery in America, the success of the Union arms in the recent battles; and tendered— Our thanks and support to the gallant soldiers and sailors of the Union army and navy, who defend the existence, honor, and perpetuity of the r