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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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ich, 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 Governor Banks; he was also acting Quartermaster and Inspector-General of the Commonwealth,—the entire duties of which offices he performed with the assistance of William Brown, of Boston, clerk, and one man, who had charge of the State arsenal at Cambridge, in which were deposited the arms and munit
cent on all the disbursements was made by Mr. Crowninshield for compensation for himself. The disbursements were $351,347.48. This claim was not allowed by the Governor and Council. An order was passed by the Executive Council, allowing Mr. Crowninshield $2,500 for his expenses in purchasing arms in England on condition that he settle the account as rendered by him of Mr. McFarland as inspector of said arms, and return to the Treasurer proper vouchers for the same; and James M. Shute, James Ritchie, and Gerry W. Cochrane, members of the Council, were appointed a committee, with authority to settle with Mr. Crowninshield on the above conditions. The Governor then states,— The proposition made by this order, being communicated by the committee to Mr. Crowninshield, was declined by him in writing, Sept. 20; and his account remains unadjusted. He retains in his hands a balance of £ 512. 10s. 5d., or $2,482.87, of funds belonging to the Commonwealth, and claims for his compens