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ith the General Government, or with the separate States, or with any association of delegates from such States, and to report their doings to the Legislature at its present session; it being expressly declared, that their acts shall be at all times under the control, and subject to the approval or rejection, of the Legislature. 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 deliberations of the Peace Congress. It was a very able delegation. There was great interest felt in regard to the action of the Peace Congress, and how far its acts w
ching eulogy upon his life and character. He also introduced a joint resolution in honor of the deceased, which was passed unanimously. March 5. In the House.—A message was received from the Governor concerning three rebel flags, which had been captured by the Massachusetts regiments in the battle at Roanoke Island, N. C. A resolution was adopted to have the flags placed in the House of Representatives during the remainder of the session. Patriotic speeches were made by Mr. Field, of Stockbridge, and by the Speaker of the House, Colonel Bullock. March 6. In the House.—The Senate bill granting State aid to the families of volunteers was discussed during the greater part of the day, and was passed to a third reading, yeas 100, nays 73. Nothing further of material interest to the volunteers, or in relation to the war, was considered during the session. The acts passed by the extra session the year before left little more to be done for the soldiers. The session continued
e were never called upon to use these guns, for which the carriages had been, meanwhile, designed by General William Raymond Lee, chief engineer on the Governor's staff; but the reception given by a few of them to the Spanish iron-clads off Callao is a sufficient testimony of the good service they would have rendered in time of need. The Legislature for 1864 met at the State House on the 6th of January. The Senate, which was unanimously Republican, made choice of Jonathan E. Field, of Stockbridge, for President, and Stephen N. Gifford, clerk; each gentleman receiving every vote cast. Mr. Field, on assuming the duties of the chair, said,— It is our privilege and pride to represent a Commonwealth for whose course no apology has to be made. Those to whom she has committed the administration of her affairs, require no certificates of loyalty, and their patriotism has not to be defended. In the last three years, in storm and in sunshine, in the hour of national defeat and in t