ch concludes by saying, that the Hon. Francis B. Fay, the present Mayor of Chelsea, and George W. Bond, Esq., an eminent merchant of this city,—both gentlemen of the highest integrity, large experience, and humane sympathies,—will co-operate with me in the proper bestowal of the bounty of your association, in connection with the bestowal of a similar fund received for like purposes from other sources.
The names of the San Francisco Executive Committee were Messrs. Frank B. Austin & Co., Moses Ellis, James P. Hunt, Aaron Holmes, William V. Welles, C. H. Sherman, William B. Swayne, and F. B. Folger.
Another pleasant and gratifying event, which closed this remarkable year in the history of Massachusetts, was the liberal and humane action of the Legislature of Maryland, which is best explained by publishing the correspondence entire:—
Legislature of Maryland, House of delegates, Annapolis, December, 1861. His Excellency John A. Andrew, Governor of Massachusetts.