r letter, addressed to me from Annapolis.
I immediately addressed the Mayors of the cities of Lowell and Lawrence on the subject of your inquiries, and hope to be able to transmit their answers at e Twenty-eighth, to form a part of the command of Major-General Butler, whose headquarters is at Lowell.
On the 23d of September, Mr. Cameron telegraphed to the Governor, Will the three regiments fproposed to assign to General Butler the Twenty-sixth Regiment, being raised by Colonel Jones at Lowell, and an Irish regiment.
To this General Sherman replied, on the 27th, that he had immediately che determination of General Butler to enlist men. He opened a camp in Pittsfield, and another in Lowell, and commenced recruiting two regiments of infantry, —one designated the Western Bay-State Regicompanies of cavalry, and one new company of artillery, in this State.
He established a camp in Lowell, and another in Pittsfield.
He promised persons commissions, which no one could issue but the G