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Feb. 5, the Governor, with the consent of the Council, appointed the following named gentlemen as commissioners:— Hon. John Z. Goodrich, of Stockbridge. Hon. Charles Allen, of Worcester. Hon. George S. Boutwell, of Groton. Hon. Francis B. Crowninshield, of Boston. Theophilus P. Chandler, Esq., of Brookline. John M. Forbes, Esq., of Milton. Richard P. Waters, Esq., of Beverly. These gentleman immediately proceeded to Washington, and took part in the deliberations of the Pit additional guarantees and enlarged privileges. These propositions were reported by a committee composed of one from each State represented. Mr. Guthrie, of Kentucky, was made chairman. Massachusetts was represented on the committee by Mr. Crowninshield, who appears to have called for a specific statement of the grievances complained of by the discontented States. This request led to discussion, but failed to obtain the desired information. Mr. Guthrie's report was adopted by the committ
tate liberal offers ofService and money Robert B. Forbes, coast guard Colonel John H. Reed appointed Quartermaster the personal staff Executive Council Mr. Crowninshield appointed to purchase arms in Europe an Emergencyfund of two hundred thousand dollars letter of the Governor to Secretary Cameron General Butler consultedtate and of the nation, and that the Governor issue a letter of credit to such agent for the purpose of fulfilling this order. The Governor appointed Hon. Francis B. Crowninshield the agent to proceed to Europe and purchase arms, and gave him a letter of credit to the amount of fifty thousand pounds sterling. Mr. Crowninshield sMr. Crowninshield sailed in the next steamer from New York for England. On the day that orders were received to send forward troops, the Governor wrote the following letter:— Boston, April 15, 1861. To Hon. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. Sir,—I have received telegrams from yourself and Brigadier-General Thomas, admonishing me of a coming
ard, and others letters received bythe Governor extracts reception of the dead bodies of the killed inBaltimore Mr. Crowninshield goes abroad to buy arms Ex-Governorboutwell sent to Washington letter of John M. Forbes to Mr. Felton letter to ded for in the present emergency. Requests S. G. Ward, of Boston, banker, to issue a letter of credit in favor of F. B. Crowninshield for fifty thousand pounds sterling. Telegraphs Simeon Draper, New York, that Mr. Crowninshield will be at Fifth Ahe must be armed. Mr. Burt returns by eleven-o'clock train with orders from General Wool. On the 25th of April, Mr. Crowninshield, who was in New York to take the steamer for Europe to purchase arms, writes to the Governor, I am detained till thof the quota, such vessels as may have been purchased by Mr. Forbes. Senator Grimes, of Iowa, will probably give Mr. Crowninshield an order for arms. The United-States Government may do the same; but no definite action has yet been taken. Mar
ld Ironsides; the activity of General Butler and of the State officers; the cost of equipping and provisioning the regiments, which, up to that time, amounted to $267,645.18, exclusive of the fifty thousand pounds sterling drawn in favor of Mr. Crowninshield, for the purchase of arms in Europe, and of contracts made, which, when fulfilled, would amount to $100,000 more. Up to that time, one hundred and twenty-nine new companies had been organized. The Governor recommended the formation of aace Binney Sargent, Aide-de-camp. June 10.—The Governor writes to Governor Buckingham, of Connecticut, I have your letter of the 7th, inclosing duplicate letter of credit for £ 10,000 on George Peabody, which you state will be sent to Mr. Crowninshield. That gentleman has already received orders to execute your orders; and I trust that he will be able to do so. On the same day, the Governor gave written instructions to Colonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, to visit our regiments at
ces while living. We have already stated, that Francis B. Crowninshield, of Boston, was appointed, in April, to proceed to England to purchase arms. Mr. Crowninshield discharged the important trust confided to him with great fidelity, and to th towards this country in the beginning of the war. Mr. Crowninshield arrived in London on Sunday morning, the sixth day ofat that port. The London Times, the morning on which Mr. Crowninshield arrived in that city, contained the announcement thatpool, Mr. McFarland, who had been employed to go with Mr. Crowninshield, was despatched to Birmingham, and directed to act prto go South. The preference of purchase was given to Mr. Crowninshield, and he purchased two thousand of them at that price.d their arrival here. In a letter to the Governor, Mr. Crowninshield says, I have not ventured to approach the British Govusand dollars might be to lose every thing. Before Mr. Crowninshield's return, he had bought and contracted for Massachuse
ment in paying the soldiers the commission of Mr. Crowninshield his claim notallowed reports of the Adjutantmmand the regiment, Brigadier-General Peirce, Major Crowninshield, and a number of the line officers, were presed a brief statement, by which it appears that Mr. Crowninshield, and Mr. McFarland, who accompanied him to Eur been employed on that business up that time. Mr. Crowninshield returned home in August, 1861. Mr. McFarland w per cent on all the disbursements was made by Mr. Crowninshield for compensation for himself. The disbursemen was passed by the Executive Council, allowing Mr. Crowninshield $2,500 for his expenses in purchasing arms in ted a committee, with authority to settle with Mr. Crowninshield on the above conditions. The Governor then order, being communicated by the committee to Mr. Crowninshield, was declined by him in writing, Sept. 20; andher adds,— The instructions addressed to Mr. Crowninshield are silent on the subject of compensation for
uing them, I would prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good. Mr. Forbes concludes his letter by saying,— Nothing from Colonel Lowell's cavalry since yesterday morning, when they started for another reconnoissance. A week ago, the crows looked wistfully at their horses, as if they had a right to them; and, when they return from this week's service, I fancy it will only be the hides and bones left to pick. They are called better than the average! I am glad to say, Major Crowninshield's battalion has been ordered up from Fortress Monroe; so Lowell will have his whole regiment together. Nothing more appears on the Governor's files respecting the purchase of the guns, mentioned by Mr. Forbes. The Governor visited Washington about this time, saw Mr. Forbes and the ordnance officer, and doubtless decided not to purchase them for the State, as they never were received here. We have already stated that Colonel Shaw, of the Fiftyfourth Regiment Massachusetts Colo
t, the class-meetings in the different halls, the hand-shakings, the singing of camp-songs by those who had followed the flag, and defended it on so many bloody fields. It was truly a re-union of the men of Harvard. Many of the young men who, three or four years before, had graduated, bore on their shoulders the insignia of generals and colonels. Among these were Barlow, Force, Devens, Payne, Hayes, Loring, Bartlett, Eustis, Sargent, Ames, Walcott, Stevens, Higginson, Savage, Palfrey, Crowninshield, and Russell. Some appeared with but one arm, others with but one leg. Then there were scrolls commemorative of those who had fallen, among whom were Wadsworth, Webster, Revere, Peabody, Willard, the Dwights, Lowell, Hopkinson, How, Shurtleff, and the two brothers Abbott, and many others, whose love of country closed but with their lives. The procession was formed at eleven o'clock, under the direction of Colonel Henry Lee, Jr., who acted as chief marshal, and it marched, to the musi