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the majority we have already stated, in the largest popular vote ever cast in the State. This, in brief, was the life of Governor Andrew, up to the time he entered upon the duties of Governor of this Common-wealth. Associated with him on the ticket as Lieutenant-Governor was Hon. John Z. Goodrich, of West Stockbridge, who, being afterwards appointed Collector of the Port of Boston, resigned on the 29th of March, 1861. Oliver Warner, of Northampton, was elected Secretary of State; Henry K. Oliver, of Salem, Treasurer and Receiver-General; Dwight Foster, of Worcester, Attorney-General; and Levi Reed, of Abington, Auditor of Accounts. Jacob Sleeper, of Boston; John I. Baker, of Beverly; James M. Shute, of Somerville; Hugh M. Greene, of Northfield; Joel Hayden, of Williamsburg; James Ritchie, of Roxbury; Oakes Ames, of Easton; and Eleazer C. Sherman, of Plymouth,—were elected Councillors. William Schouler, of Lynn, was Adjutant-General, to which office he had been appointed by G
it in some practical way. This amendment was carried, and a committee appointed, which subsequently reported, for Lieutenant-Governor, Edward Dickinson, of Amherst; for Secretary of State, Richard Frothingham, of Charlestown; for Treasurer, Henry K. Oliver, of Salem; for Auditor, Levi Reed, of Abington; and for Attorney-General, Dwight Foster, of Worcester. Mr. Dickinson had been, in former years, a Whig; in later years, he was what was called a Conservative. He never had joined the Republican party. Mr. Frothingham had always been a Democrat, of the straightest sect; and was, at this time, one of the editors of the Boston Post. Mr. Oliver, Mr. Reed, and Mr. Foster were Republicans, and incumbents of the offices for which they had been renominated. On taking the vote upon the report of the committee, Mr. Frothingham failed of a nomination; the incumbent of the office, Oliver Warner, being the choice of the convention. The opposition to Mr. Frothingham was led by Mr. Moses Kimbal
ht to be restored by the Governor. Before acting upon this request, he wrote to General Doubleday, to make inquiry into the charges, and inform him what he thought of them. From this letter we quote:— While I feel kindly towards Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver, I wish only for exact justice, and would not restore him to the regiment, unless he was unjustly accused. I am jealous of the honor of the Massachusetts corps, sensitive to every thing which affects them, desirous of doing exactly right, hit where it will. The matter lies in a narrow compass; and I wish to reach a speedy conclusion, founded upon a basis of established proofs, which shall satisfy the demands of justice, truth, and honor. Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver was not restored to the regiment from which he resigned, but was afterwards commissioned major in the Second Regiment Heavy Artillery, which shows that the Governor had been satisfied that the charges against him did not affect his standing as an officer and ge
on nominated Governor Andrew and the old State officers for re-election by acclamation, with the exception of the Lieutenant-Governor. Hon. John Nesmith had declined to be again a candidate; and Joel Hayden, of Williamsburg, was nominated Lieutenant-Governor in his stead, on the first ballot. This completed the ticket, which was as follows: For Governor, John A. Andrew, of Boston; Lieutenant-Governor, Joel Hayden, of Williamsburg; Secretary of State, Oliver Warner, of Northampton; Treasurer, Henry K. Oliver, of Salem; Auditor, Levi Reed, of Abington; AttorneyGen-eral, Dwight Foster, of Worcester. The Democratic party proper did not hold a convention to nominate candidates for State officers this year; but a convention was held in Faneuil Hall on the 7th of October, composed of Democrats and conservative Republicans, at which Brigadier-General Charles Devens, Jr., was nominated for Governor; Thomas F. Plunket, of Adams, for Lieutenant-Governor; and Henry W. Paine, of Cambridge, for
were serving. Many of the officers neglected to forward the rolls as required, which prevented the Adjutant-General from making the pay-rolls; and, as many of the men had arranged, before leaving the State, to have their families draw their monthly pay, considerable disappointment and suffering ensued. These officers had been frequently written to, and blank rolls forwarded for them to fill up; nevertheless, the business was not attended to by them as promptly as it should have been. General Oliver, the State Treasurer, complained to the Governor, that persons coming to his office expecting to receive the bounty could not be paid, because the rolls were not made out, which caused much dissatisfaction and disappointment to the persons who expected to receive the money. On the 15th of October, the Adjutant-General addressed a letter to the Governor upon this subject:— I have used and shall use every proper means in my power, to have returns made regularly and promptly; and, in