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quisitions on the appropriate staff bureaus and officers, for the proper transportation, organization, supplies, subsistence, arms and equipments of such volunteers. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. With this document the Governor at once returned to Boston, anxious to begin recruiting under it before the Government could reconsider the matter. One of his first steps was to transmit the following letter, outlining his plans:— Boston, Jan. 30, 1863. Francis G. Shaw, Esq., Staten Island, N. Y. Dear sir,—As you may have seen by the newspapers, I am about to raise a colored regiment in Massachusetts. This I cannot but regard as perhaps the most important corps to be organized during the whole war, in view of what must be the composition of our new levies; and therefore I am very anxious to organize it judiciously, in order that it may be a model for all future colored regiments. I am desirous to have for its officers —particularly for its field-officers—young men of mil