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is Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Council, the following contracts have been made by me as Adjutant and Acting Quartermaster General:— 1st. With the Middlesex Company, Lowell, for 6,000 yards of cloth, six-fourths wide, to make 2,000 military overcoats, at $1.37 a yard. 2d. With William Deacon, to make 2,000 military overcoats at $2.15 each, he finding the trimmings, except the buttons. 3d. With James Boyd & Sons, to make 1,000 knapsacks, army pattern, and with Edward A. G. Roulstone, to make 1,000 knapsacks, army pattern, severally at $1.88 each. 4th. With Converse, Harding, & Co., for 1,000 pairs of blankets, army size, at $3.75 a pair. 5th. With the Rubber Clothing Company, Beverly, for 2,000 haversacks, at 75 cents each. 6th. The buttons for the coats have been contracted for with the manufacturer at Attleborough, and will cost about $740. 7th. I was also authorized to contract for 200,000 ball-cartridges to suit the new rifled musket. The lo
the hope that Massachusetts may take five millions of his loan. It ought all to be taken at par, on six per cent interest. I am, ever faithfully, John A. Andrew. P. S.—I understand that matters at our navy yard, in Charlestown, are not as expeditious as they would be if some old incumbents were away. The blacksmith is especially complained about. We do need men in sympathy with the great work; and I hope Mr. Welles will refer to Mr. Greene, of the Ordnance Department, and Mr. Roulstone, of the same carriage department, and see if, with their suggestions, he cannot inspire some new life, with new blood, into certain branches of the work. The letter of Secretary Cameron, permitting Massachusetts to furnish six regiments of volunteers, as before stated, was not received until the 22d of May. It was not calculated to inspire either spirit or enthusiasm. We copy it entire. War Department, Washington, May 15, 1861. Governor John A. Andrew, Boston. Dear Sir,—I ha