and now called to a warm climate, where it is more a necessity than a luxury, we shall be happy to contribute a cargo for their use, the time to be at your disposal, whenever you deem it expedient to send it. In case there is no suitable place to receive the cargo, it can be packed in the vessel, and kept for months, with proper care.
The offer was accepted, and a vessel was chartered to take the ice to Fortress Monroe.
The occupants of Quincy Market, of whom Hiscock & Winslow and Harrison Bird were a committee, contributed a large quantity of fresh provisions, which were preserved on the ice, and sent in the ship.
On the 1st of May, the bodies of Luther C. Ladd, Addison O. Whitney, and Sumner H. Needham, who were killed in Baltimore on the 19th of April, reached Boston.
Even then the names of the dead were not positively known.
The bodies were properly received, and placed in the receiving-vault at King's Chapel.
That same afternoon, the Governor wrote to Colonel Jones,