his letters to the Governor
Secretary Seward's letter
letter of Colonel Lee
charter of transports
John M. Forbes, Esq.
meeting in Faneuil Hall
meeting in Cambridge
speech of Wendell Phillips, Esq., at New Bedford
the Pre. 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, andted Boston, Feb. 2, 1861, addressed to the Governor, by Colonel Lee, relates a conversation he had held that day with John M. Forbes, Esq., in regard to chartering steamers to be used as transports, which shows that the attention of the Governor had been given to this subject before Colonel Ritchie had returned from Washington:—
Mr. Forbes assures me that he and others will have the transports ready as soon as the men can be, waiting until orders come before the vessel is chartered, so as