undred guns be fired on Boston Common, at twelve, meridian, on Tuesday, Jan. 8th inst., and a national salute be fired, at the same time, for the same purposes, in Charlestown, Lexington, Concord, Waltham, Roxbury, Marblehead, Newburyport, Salem, Groton, Lynn, Worcester, Greenfield, Northampton, Fall River, and Lowell.
By command of His Excellency John A. Andrew, Governor and Commander-in-chief. William Schouler, Adjutant-General.
The purpose of firing these salutes was to revive old pa.
On the same day, Feb. 5, the Governor, with the consent of the Council, appointed the following named gentlemen as commissioners:—
Hon. John Z. Goodrich, of Stockbridge.
Hon. Charles Allen, of Worcester.
Hon. George S. Boutwell, of Groton.
Hon. Francis B. Crowninshield, of Boston.
Theophilus P. Chandler, Esq., of Brookline.
John M. Forbes, Esq., of Milton.
Richard P. Waters, Esq., of Beverly.
These gentleman immediately proceeded to Washington, and took part in the