is and seventy-one others, for a law authorizing colored men to form military companies; of John Wells and others, of Chicopee, for a law to allow cities and towns to raise money for the support of volunteers and their families.
On motion of Mr. Carter, of Hampden, a joint committee was appointed to consider the expediency of tendering the service of members of the Legislature free of expense.
Mr. Stone, of Essex, reported a bill regulating drill companies, also in favor of the bill for thrganize a home guard.
May 23. In the Senate.—Mr. Davis, of Bristol, introduced a series of resolutions on the national crisis; but as they were opposed by Messrs. Northend of Essex, Bonney of Middlesex, Battles of Worcester, Cole of Berkshire, Carter of Hampden, and Boynton of Worcester, Mr. Davis reluctantly withdrew them.
The resolves which had been rejected in the House, in regard to the rights of citizens, elicited a warm debate.
Mr. Schouler, of Middlesex, spoke in favor of the resol