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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 36 0 Browse Search
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The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 1 1 Browse Search
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ed; and the bill took its several readings, and was ordered to be engrossed. Feb. 2.—The Senate debated the resolves for the appointment of seven commissioners to proceed to Washington to confer with the General Government, or with commissioners from other States, upon the state of the country. These resolves were reported in accordance with the invitation of the General Assembly of Virginia. The debate in the Senate was very able: the proposition being sustained by Messrs. Northend and Stone, of Essex; Davis, of Bristol; and Hardy, of Norfolk; and opposed by Mr. Whiting, of Plymouth. The resolves passed,—yeas 24, nays 6. The bill provided, that the commissioners should be appointed by the Governor, and should make their report to the Legislature. In the House, resolutions of a similar character were introduced by Mr. Parker, of Worcester. They were supported by Mr. Davis, of Greenfield, and Mr. Parker; and opposed by Mr. Branning, of Lee. Before coming to any conclusion, t
arker, and Whiton, Brown, & Wheelright, tender the use of their sail-loft, and all such assistance of workmen as may be necessary to do any work on the tents, free of expense to the Commonwealth. John H. Rogers, offers twenty cases of boots, as a donation for the soldiers now enlisting. Captain Francis B. Davis offers his barque Manhattan, to take men and munitions of war to any part of the United States. As arrangements had been already made, this offer was declined for the present. James M. Stone and Newell A. Thompson offered their services to superintend the distribution of quartermaster's stores and ordnance, which were accepted. Robert B. Forbes, on the 17th, made a proposal to raise a Coast Guard, which met with the cordial approval of the Governor; but as there was no provision, in the militia law, by which material aid could be given by the State, the Governor wrote to the Secretary of War on behalf of the project. On the 19th, thirty thousand dollars was subscribed by a
e capes of Virginia, if necessary. Writes to William Gray, accepting the offer made by ladies through him to supply under-clothing for the soldiers. Thanks James M. Stone for his valuable aid as assistant quartermaster in getting off the regiments. Acknowledges the receipt of a beautiful fire-arm from Dr. Henry G. Clark, to beon. Let the alterations be as few as possible, so as to keep her cost down to the lowest point compatible with efficiency as an armed storeship. Governor to James M. Stone, who had given valuable aid as assistant-quartermaster: I received your account last Saturday, with your admirable, full, and accurate report. The whole forms a model statement. I will have the account passed to-day by the Council. The Council approved Mr. Stone's account, and voted to pay him seventy-five dollars for his services, which he declined to receive, as he intended his services to be gratuitous. April 29.—Governor to Rev. Dr. Stearns, President of Amherst College: I hav
the business of the session. In the Senate, on the same day, on motion of Mr. Stone, of Essex, it was voted, that a committee of seven on the part of the Senate,ion was 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 cy of tendering the service of members of the Legislature free of expense. Mr. Stone, of Essex, reported a bill regulating drill companies, also in favor of the b the same committee, introduced a bill in aid of the families of volunteers. Mr. Stone, of Essex, from the same committee, reported a bill to enable banks to purchabsequently reported, that they had returned with the bill; when, on motion of Mr. Stone, of Essex, the vote whereby the bill was passed, was reconsidered; and on motcertain aid from the people of the so-called seceded States, was rejected. Mr. Stone, of Essex, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported, in a new draft, a b
ion reached the Governor, that an order had been issued by Brigadier-General Stone, U. S. A., in command near Pottsville, Md., giving a descrwere two who answered the description of the fugitives named in General Stone's order. They were immediately arrested. A file of soldiers, efore the Senate, and denounced in strong language the order of General Stone, which drew from that officer a letter equally denunciatory of tter to Major-General McClellan, in reply to a letter from Brigadier-General Stone, which had been forwarded and apparently approved by General McClellan, in which the order issued by General Stone, directing the arrest of the fugitives, is defended, and an attempt is made to belitgitive slaves. He was sorry to perceive in the conduct of Brigadier-General Stone a levity of mind which does not appreciate the responsibilted. This appears to have been the end of the correspondence. General Stone was afterwards imprisoned in Fort Lafayette, by order of the Se