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person was by no means a success, and he left the service early. Compare Walcott's 21st Mass., p. 133. On the other hand, his dislikes were as warm and impetuous as his likings, and he could not always be trusted to exercise patience or justice in dealing with any one who had forfeited his good opinion. Compare Documents in the Case of Maj. Andrew Washburn, late of the 14th Mass. Volunteers, 2d ed., Boston, 1862. This pamphlet includes the remarkable letter of resignation of Col. William B. Greene, 14th Mass. Infantry (1st Heavy Artillery), resenting alleged injustice to his officers. On the evening of the very day on which Governor Andrew's inaugural address was delivered (Jan. 5, 1861) he sent confidential messengers to the governors of the New England States, urging military preparation on the part of all. Col. Albert G. Browne, afterwards the governor's military secretary, was sent to the governors of Maine and New Hampshire; Colonel Wardrop, commander of the 3d Mass.