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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 13 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 16, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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William Claflin, of Newton, was chosen President of the Senate, and Stephen N. Gifford, Esq., of Duxbury, clerk. Hon. John A. Goodwin, of Lowell, was chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives, and William Stowe, Esq., of Springfield, clerk. areful of the rights of others, but faithful to our trust, that we may return them to our constituents unimpaired. Mr. Goodwin, on taking the Speaker's chair, referred to national affairs in the following words:— The session before us may lemen holding confidential and important relations with His Excellency. Colonel Browne's mission was to confer with Governor Goodwin, of New Hampshire, and Governor Washburn, of Maine. Besides the mere duty of organizing public demonstrations, he e same policy for Maine. Leaving Boston on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 5, Colonel Browne, after an interview with Governor Goodwin, at Portsmouth on Sunday, reached Augusta on Jan. 7, and held his interview with Governor Washburn. By him, Adjutan
rse, that he would be reluctant to call into the field another member of a family which has already contributed so many of its children to the country. Two brothers of Captain Devereux were also in the service. April 24.—The Governor writes to Governor Washburn, of Maine, that the understanding is, that Mr. Crowninshield is to purchase three thousand rifled muskets, of the most approved pattern, for Maine, and Maine is to bear her proportion of the expenses of the agent. Also to Governor Goodwin, of New Hampshire, that Mr. Crowninshield is to purchase two thousand muskets for that State, with the same understanding in regard to sharing expenses. April 25.—The Governor writes to the Trustees of the State Nautical-School Ship, inclosing an order passed by the Executive Council, to place guns on board the ship, and to have the boys drilled in their use for the defence of the coast. The guns are to be four bronze six-pounders. Writes to the Secretary of War a letter introducin
the Legislature, which met at the State House on Tuesday, the 14th of May. Mr. Claflin, in calling the Senate to order, referred to the extraordinary events which had transpired since the adjournment, and urged upon the Senate the importance of meeting them in a proper spirit. To this end, let us act our part faithfully, that those who placed in our hands these great trusts may not be disappointed, and we, in coming time, may have the proud consciousness of having done our duty. Speaker Goodwin congratulated the House that the Old Bay State had so nobly sustained her heroic fame. He referred to the absence of some of the members who were with their regiments in the field, and concluded by saying, I know you will all join in a most ardent aspiration, that an honorable peace may soon be won by our army, and the arts of peace once more become the engrossing topic of the Legislature of the Commonwealth. The two branches met in convention, and Governor Andrew delivered his addr
olonel Lincoln, in command of Camp Wool, who will furnish transportation. Any person you will name to assist you recruit I will appoint, and give him papers. Do hurry on the men: we want them sadly. To N. S. Kimball, Haverhill,— The towns that raise their quotas will be exempt from any draft, under the present requisition for fifteen thousand men. I hope you will do every thing in your power to hurry the men along: we are very much in need of them, and must have them. To John A. Goodwin, Lowell,— Before a captain and second lieutenant can be commissioned and mustered in, the company must be full. The first lieutenant can be mustered when the company is half full. This will explain why Mr. Thompson is not commissioned. I do not say the rules of the service are wise; indeed, I think they are unwise. Let Lowell fill up the companies, and then the commissions will come. To James T. Sumner, Canton,— You can enlist persons under twenty-one years, if their<