rebellion may be brought to a speedy close, I am
Your Excellency's obedient servant, John F. L. Findley.
This letter was received by the Governor on the twenty-second day of December, the anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, which is referred to in the text.
Dec. 22, 1861. To Hon. John F. L. Findley, Chairman of a Committee on Militia of the House of Delegates of the State of Maryland.
My dear Sir,—It is with feelings which I will not attempt to express thatas saved.
The Democratic convention was held in Worcester, Sept. 18, and nominated Isaac Davis, of Worcester, for Governor; Edwin C. Bailey, of Boston, Lieutenant-Governor; Charles Thompson, of Charlestown, Secretary of State; Moses Bates, of Plymouth, Treasurer; and Edward Avery, of Braintree, Attorney-General.
These gentlemen were war Democrats.
Moses Bates was elected president of the convention, and, on taking the chair, made a long speech, which, so far as it related to the great nat