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r vote ever cast in the State. This, in brief, was the life of Governor Andrew, up to the time he entered upon the duties of Governor of this Common-wealth. Associated with him on the ticket as Lieutenant-Governor was Hon. John Z. Goodrich, of West Stockbridge, who, being afterwards appointed Collector of the Port of Boston, resigned on the 29th of March, 1861. Oliver Warner, of Northampton, was elected Secretary of State; Henry K. Oliver, of Salem, Treasurer and Receiver-General; Dwight Foster, of Worcester, Attorney-General; and Levi Reed, of Abington, Auditor of Accounts. Jacob Sleeper, of Boston; John I. Baker, of Beverly; James M. Shute, of Somerville; Hugh M. Greene, of Northfield; Joel Hayden, of Williamsburg; James Ritchie, of Roxbury; Oakes Ames, of Easton; and Eleazer C. Sherman, of Plymouth,—were elected Councillors. William Schouler, of Lynn, was Adjutant-General, to which office he had been appointed by Governor Banks; he was also acting Quartermaster and Inspec
ngton Governor to President Lincoln Attorney-General Foster the ladies of Cambridge call for thTo Montgomery Blair, Postmaster-General: Hon. Dwight Foster, our Attorney-General, will hand you this note, with my full commendations. Mr. Foster is a gentleman with whom you can take counsel, findi The above letter was inclosed in one to Mr. Foster, the Attorney-General of the State, who was rnor to request Ex-Governor Boutwell, Attorney-General Foster, Judge Hoar, and William L. Burt to g April, Governor Andrew received from Attorney-General Foster a telegram from Washington, saying, Aast night. All well at Annapolis and here. Mr. Foster had followed on the heels of Mr. Boutwell. ry. Very respectfully and truly yours, Dwight Foster. Mr. Boutwell remained in Washington is Excellency Governor Andrew. dear Sir,—Mr. Foster, I learn, has gone with General Butler, and he Secretary. He also, in co-operation with Mr. Foster, the Attorney-General, and Senator Wilson, b[1 more...]
for Auditor, Levi Reed, of Abington; and for Attorney-General, Dwight Foster, of Worcester. Mr. Dickinson had been, in former years, a Whig one of the editors of the Boston Post. Mr. Oliver, Mr. Reed, and Mr. Foster were Republicans, and incumbents of the offices for which they han. Josiah G. Abbott, of Lowell, for Attorney-General, in place of Mr. Foster's name. This motion was sustained by the mover, and by Mr. Usherved a reconstruction of the ticket. He paid a high compliment to Mr. Foster; but, for public reasons, would vote for Mr. Abbott. Mr. Abbott ll feeling in the convention, which, however, was soon allayed by Mr. Foster himself, who arose, amid great applause, and said, it would give lled with John Nesmith, of Lowell, for Lieutenant-Governor, and Dwight Foster for Attorney-General. The marked feature of the convention, , which communications were referred to the Attorney-General, Hon. Dwight Foster, who returned, as an opinion, that all volunteers who are inh
and contented. I attended a dress parade of this regiment with General Foster, and found their appearance admirable, and their drill excellent. Colonel Adams says General Foster told him,— The first thing an officer should do is to try to make every man of his regiment a dg more was necessary to be done. Colonel Adams says,— Major-General Foster repeatedly assured me, that he considered them as good as anmuch impressed with the untiring energy and interest with which General Foster looked after every thing within his reach; and I was pleased atre. He then refers to a letter which he had received from Brigadier-General Foster, that seven hundred and fifty recruits were needed to suppfor permission to recruit for the Massachusetts regiments under General Foster, and leave was granted. At this time, the general superintendes authorities worked in harmony together. The men asked for by General Foster were soon recruited, and forwarded to North Carolina. April
s of warm affection. The men who served in North Carolina under Burnside and Foster were equally warm in their attachment to these officers. They had led them to nry K. Oliver, of Salem; Auditor, Levi Reed, of Abington; AttorneyGen-eral, Dwight Foster, of Worcester. The Democratic party proper did not hold a convention to George H. Peirson, for Newbern, N. C., with orders to report for duty to Major-General Foster. The Sixth Regiment, the same which had fought its way through Baltimederick J. Coffin, for Newbern, N. C., with orders to report for duty to Major-General Foster. The Forty-second Regiment was recruited for nine months service at Cwith the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Regiments, with orders to report to Major-General Foster at Newbern, N. C. The regiment was commanded by Colonel Charles L. Holbrsport, under command of Colonel Francis L. Lee, with orders to report to Major-General Foster at Newbern, N. C. The Forty-fifth Regiment was recruited at Camp Meig
an should be selected to organize and command it. It needs a man of soul for any movement, even to trundle a wheelbarrow. His own undertaking to raise a colored regiment in Massachusetts was begun with talking with you about North Carolina. General Foster, in command in that State, regarded favorably the formation of colored troops. The Governor recommended Brigadier-General Frank Barlow, of New York, as a good officer to detail for such a command. It appears that Colonel Edward A. Wilde, of excitement similar to that about the Trent; that the British Premier would be likely to act in the same way,— try to get British pride up to back him, and then insist upon our fighting or backing down. He was to meet Messrs. Cobden, Bright, and Foster at Mr. Adams's the next day, and should probably hear something more. Cobden I saw yesterday. He is going to speak next week, and I hope will speak entirely from a British point of view, showing their interest in protecting the sea from pri
a prospect of success, a regiment of veteran volunteers, having its headquarters at Worcester, and with Captains Wolcott and Harlow, lately of the Twenty-first Regiment, as lieutenant-colonel and major respectively. The within letter of the Hon. Dwight Foster (Attorney-General of the State) is herewith sent for your examination. Please return it to my files. I wish to start such a regiment earlier than Mr. Foster's opinion seems to indicate. The proposition here made was found, upon examMr. Foster's opinion seems to indicate. The proposition here made was found, upon examination, to be for the time impracticable. Veteran regiments, as they were called,—that is, regiments composed of men who had not been less than nine months in service,—were subsequently raised, and served to the end of the war. All of them were in the Army of the Potomac, and advanced, under the lead of General Grant and General Meade, across the Rapidan, fought their way through the thickets of the Wilderness, and in every battle of that memorable closing campaign of the war, marched to the f
wn in thunder tones from the Pinetree State still roaring like the winds of her mighty forests. Soon after the organization of the convention was effected, Dwight Foster, Attorney-General of the Commonwealth, arose, and moved that Governor Andrew be nominated for re-election by acclamation. In the course of his remarks, he saig a period of unexampled difficulty and responsibility. What he has done for Massachusetts outweighs all that Massachusetts has done for him. The motion of Mr. Foster was carried with but three dissenting voices in a convention composed of more than a thousand delegates. The other State officers were nominated for re-election without opposition, with the exception of Mr. Foster, who declined being a candidate again for Attorney-General; and Chester I. Reed, of Taunton, was nominated for that office. Edward Everett was unanimously nominated a presidential elector at large, and with him was associated Whiting Griswold, of Greenfield. After the nomi