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anies, Colonel Lawrence presiding at the election. James P. Richardson was chosen captain, Samuel E. Chamberlain first lieutenant, Edwin F. Richardson second, John Kinnear third and Francis M. Doble fourth lieutenant. This was according to the old Scott system, but it is a satisfaction to know that when, under the new (Hardee) system, the number of lieutenants was cut down to two, both Messrs. Kinnear and Doble continued with the company as sergeants, and served during the three months. It was especially manly in Mr. Kinnear, whose name had stood first on the enlistment paper. First Lieutenant (afterwards general) Chamberlain was the only member of the cMr. Kinnear, whose name had stood first on the enlistment paper. First Lieutenant (afterwards general) Chamberlain was the only member of the company who had seen military service,—in the Mexican war,—and he was naturally placed next to the highest in command. He had been a member both of the police force and the fire department of Cambridge, Manuscript letter from General Chamberlain, April 22, 1895. and had much influence and authority among his fellow-recruits. Of