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of the city will apply; and the Adjutant-General is instructed to superintend and arrange all the details of the operation. Governor to John M. Forbes, Buy the Pembroke on the best terms possible, letting the merchants or coast-guard company put in such part of the cost as you can arrange. She must be armed and fitted with all ps and stores, and, when not so used, as a coastguard or despatch vessels. These vessels were immediately purchased,—the Cambridge at a cost of $75,000, and the Pembroke at $30,000. The outfit of the Cambridge cost $10,000. The Council also ordered, that the Governor, with the advice of the Council, employ John M. Forbes, Esq., tclaim which our State has for consideration from what she has done and what she is doing; and I am sure Mr. Welles feels personally friendly to our purpose. The Pembroke I do not believe you can sell to either department, and think you had better put her freight charge, and make your plans for her future employment upon that supp
of the Executive Department. A large amount of valuable stores for our troops had been forwarded to Fortress Monroe, in the steamer Pembroke, early in the month of May, 1861. The following letter, written by Colonel Lee by direction of the Governor, has reference to these stores:— May 20, 1861. Dear Sir,—The captain of the steamer Pembroke, just returned from Fort Monroe, reports, that several boxes and bales, put ashore for the Fifth and Eighth Regiments, remained as long as the Pembroke lay at the fort, exposed to mud and the weather; and that, although he applied successively to the quartermasters of the Third and Fourth Regiments, and to the colonels, then to the quartermaster of the regulars, and, lastly, to Colonel—, he did not succeed in interesting any one to receive and store these goods, or to engage to forward them to the regiments in Washington, or elsewhere. Governor Andrew would like to have the whereabouts of these goods discovered; and, if they have not be<
ther of these requests were granted. June 24.—Lieutenant William P. Lee, assistant quartermaster-general, was directed to accompany the steamers Cambridge and Pembroke, to Fortress Monroe, as the agent of the Commonwealth, with authority to sell, charter, or make any disposition of the Pembroke as he should think best. On thPembroke as he should think best. On the same day, the Governor wrote a long letter to General Butler, at Fortress Monroe, concerning the Massachusetts troops at that post, under his command; it having been represented to him by Colonel Ritchie, of his staff, who had made a tour of inspection, that the men were suffering for the want of canteens, shoes, and other necesnity about them. He urges that stronger measures be taken to seal up the Southern ports, and again offers him the privilege of buying the steamers Cambridge and Pembroke. The Governor was unable to visit the camp at Taunton, and witness the departure of the Seventh Regiment from the State. He wrote an excuse to Colonel Couch,