ouler, of Lynn, was Adjutant-General, to which office he had been appointed by Governor Banks; he was also acting Quartermaster and Inspector-General of the Commonwealth,—the entire duties of which offices he performed with the assistance of William Brown, of Boston, clerk, and one man, who had charge of the State arsenal at Cambridge, in which were deposited the arms and munitions of war belonging to the Commonwealth, except those which were loaned to the companies of active militia, and care South Carolina has marshalled herself into revolution; and six States have followed her, and abandoned our Government.
Richard H. Dana, Jr., Esq., made the speech of the occasion.
He said the South was in a state of mutiny; he was against John-Brown raids, and uncompromisingly for the Union.
He was opposed to the Crittenden compromise, and held to the faith of Massachusetts.
This meeting uttered the sentiments of the majority of the State, and was designed as a counterblast to the meeting