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s adopted: and the committee appointed on the part of the Senate were Messrs. Stone of Essex, Bonney of Middlesex, Northend of Essex, Rogers of Suffolk, Davis of Bristol, Walker of Middlesex, and Cole of Berkshire; on the part of the House, Messrs. Bullock of Worcester, Calhoun of Springfield, Branning of Lee, Davis of Greenfield, Tyler of Boston, Coffin of Newburyport, Peirce of Dorchester, Peirce of New Bedford, Jewell of Boston, Gifford of Provincetown, Clark of Lowell, Kimball of Lynn, Merriam of Fitchburg, Bamfield of West Roxbury, and Hyde of Newton. Mr. Northend, of Essex, introduced a bill of eighteen sections, entitled a bill to provide for the disciplining and instruction of a military force. Petitions were presented of James W. White, and eighty others of Grafton, and of the commissioned officers of the Twelfth Regiment of Infantry (Colonel Webster), severally for an act to legalize the appropriations of cities and towns in behalf of the volunteer militia, and for ot
rtant part. We passed long lines of wagons and ambulances. Arrived at headquarters at two o'clock, having rode about twenty miles. I had been within four miles of Richmond. Dined with the General, and spent most of the afternoon with him. He is enthusiastic in his praise of colored troops, and is trying to have in his command a corps composed entirely of them. He said the slave negroes make the best soldiers. The evening I passed pleasantly around the camp-fire with the officers, and Mr. Merriam, the correspondent of the New-York Herald. Oct. 29.—After breakfasting with the General, and hearing him examine a secesh widow, who owned a large farm in the vicinity, and who asked to be furnished rations during the winter, although she has a son in the rebel army, I bade good-by to him and his officers, and, taking my place in an ambulance, departed for Bermuda Hundred, where Colonel Dodge, provost-marshal of the Army of the James, put the steamer Reindeer at my disposal, to take me