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morning before the whole matter was determined upon. I then sat down and wrote hurriedly the following despatch to Governor Andrew:-- I have detailed Captain Devereux and Captain Briggs, with their commands, supplied with one day's rations and twenty rounds of ammunition, to take possession of the ferry-boat at Havre de Grr Andrew to have the Boston Light Battery put on shipboard at once to-night to help me in marching on Washington. In pursuance of this plan, I have detailed Captains Devereux and Briggs, with their commands, to hold the boat at Havre de Grace. At 11 A. M. Colonel Lefferts has refused to march with me. I go alone at three o'clock inary casualty. I should at once obey, however, an order from the Secretary of War. Immediately after breakfast I detailed a company, the Salem Zouaves, Captain Devereux, the best drilled company I had, as guard on board the Constitution. I also detailed a company of Marbleheaders, who were fishermen, to help work the ship u