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ll made most earnest inquiries concerning the success of the recruiting in Massachusetts, and expressed the greatest satisfaction at your determination to fill up the old regiments first. (Letter of Col. Harrison Ritchie to Governor Andrew from Harrison's Bar, James River, Va., July 28, 1862.) (Schouler, I, 308.) but it leaves the question still open why this policy was necessary in Massachusetts and not in Vermont or in the Western States. As regards Vermont, the case is very simple. It was s fortunate that the strongly democratic spirit of Governor Andrew settled so promptly the policy of the State for all but the colored regiments, where the reluctance of the general government itself limited the promotions to a very few. Chaplain Harrison of the 54th was the first Massachusetts officer so commissioned (Sept. 8, 1863); but he was not allowed the privileges of an officer on the United States transport which took him South until another Massachusetts officer had offered to surr