up the deficiency, of which we shall speak hereafter.
On the twenty-third day of March, the Governor detailed the Adjutant-General to visit Washington and Fortress Monroe, to inquire concerning the feasibility of procuring men of color to enlist in the colored regiments of Massachusetts.
At this time, there were a great numbercaptain refused to send it, on the ground that the man was a deserter; to which the Adjutant-General replied,—
The man is no deserter.
He was sent from Fortress Monroe to New York.
You say he was to go to Alexandria; but the poor fellow had to go on the vessel he was ordered to, and he had to go to such port as the vessel taint him with.
The first was a letter from Captain Hamlin, of the Thirteenth Battery, which had left Boston on the 31st of January, but which was detained at Fortress Monroe, and, after a very long and tedious voyage, arrived at New Orleans on the 10th of May.
The ship was becalmed off the coast of Florida, and, for a time, was s