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classes and parties than they are to-day. Let us approach this portion of our duties with coolness and deliberation, and with a generous patriotism. Not since the days of the Revolution had a legislature assembled at a time of more imminent peril, when wise counsels, firm resolution, and patriotic devotion to the Constitution and the Union, were imperatively demanded. James Buchanan was still President of the United States; Floyd was Secretary of War; Cobb, Secretary of the Treasury; Thompson, Secretary of the Interior; and Toucey, who, although a New-England man, was believed to sympathize with the South, Secretary of the Navy. John C. Breckenridge was Vice-President of the United States, and presided over the deliberations of the Senate, of which Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, John Slidell, James M. Mason, and Robert Toombs were members; all of whom proved traitors to the Government, were plotting daily and nightly to effect its overthrow, and to prevent the inauguration
own, & Wheelright, tender the use of their sail-loft, and all such assistance of workmen as may be necessary to do any work on the tents, free of expense to the Commonwealth. John H. Rogers, offers twenty cases of boots, as a donation for the soldiers now enlisting. Captain Francis B. Davis offers his barque Manhattan, to take men and munitions of war to any part of the United States. As arrangements had been already made, this offer was declined for the present. James M. Stone and Newell A. Thompson offered their services to superintend the distribution of quartermaster's stores and ordnance, which were accepted. Robert B. Forbes, on the 17th, made a proposal to raise a Coast Guard, which met with the cordial approval of the Governor; but as there was no provision, in the militia law, by which material aid could be given by the State, the Governor wrote to the Secretary of War on behalf of the project. On the 19th, thirty thousand dollars was subscribed by a few gentlemen in Bos
at certain British subjects in Boston and vicinity have formed themselves into a rifle company, and offer their services for duty anywhere within thirty miles of Boston, to be drilled, armed, and clothed at private expense. April 27.—Colonel Newell A. Thompson, of Boston, reports, Have fulfilled the duty for which I have been detailed,—to remove certain arms and ammunition from the United-States Arsenal at Watertown, to the State Arsenal at Cambridge. Rev. George D. Wilde, of Salem, sends a es, that they consent to the watch. In a day or two, I shall probably be able to furnish you a complete list of both. The watch here spoken of was in reference to a guard of students to watch the State Arsenal at Cambridge. May 10.—Colonel Newell A. Thompson presented a roll of one hundred past members of the Boston City Guards, who have voluntarily placed themselves under my command, and authorized me to tender their services as a Home Guard. The foregoing extracts, from letters receive<
lies of volunteers recruited by General Butler, came up by assignment. The Governor had informed the Militia Committee, that, since the message was sent in, the Secretary of War had placed these troops to the credit of Massachusetts, and under the authority of the Governor, the same as other regiments; and therefore no further legislation was necessary, as they would come within the provision of the law of 1861. The whole subject was then laid upon the table. Feb. 15. In the Senate.—Mr. Thompson, of Hampden, from the Committee on the Militia, submitted a report upon all the orders which had been referred to them concerning State aid to soldiers' families. The report was accompanied by a bill, which provided that State aid should be paid to the families of Massachusetts soldiers who were in the New-York regiments, and whose families resided in this State. It also provided that the same should be paid to the families of Massachusetts men who should thereafter enlist in the navy.
averhill,— The towns that raise their quotas will be exempt from any draft, under the present requisition for fifteen thousand men. I hope you will do every thing in your power to hurry the men along: we are very much in need of them, and must have them. To John A. Goodwin, Lowell,— Before a captain and second lieutenant can be commissioned and mustered in, the company must be full. The first lieutenant can be mustered when the company is half full. This will explain why Mr. Thompson is not commissioned. I do not say the rules of the service are wise; indeed, I think they are unwise. Let Lowell fill up the companies, and then the commissions will come. To James T. Sumner, Canton,— You can enlist persons under twenty-one years, if their parents or guardians give their consent. As to enlisting under eighteen years of age, I doubt the expediency of it, unless they have an extraordinary physical development. You may enlist men over forty-five, if they are ha<
lso says,— He had quite a little brush at Ashbury, charged a gap where the rebels held a stone wall; two men were killed alongside the Colonel. Finding them too strongly posted to continue the direct attack, lie flanked them, and pushed them far into the valley, taking twelve or fourteen prisoners, including two staff officers. He reconnoitred other gaps, and returned by Leesburgh, after a very hard tramp. After two days rest, he set off towards Manassas. I got the account from Major Thompson. If they carried a newspaper reporter along, he would make quite a raid of their Ashbury Gap skirmish. I saw three of their wounded yesterday, one with an ounce-ball apparently in the centre of his brain. On the 21st of July, Mr. Forbes again writes to the Governor in regard to the purchase of the guns referred to in his preceding letter. He says,— They were built in ‘61 and ‘62, and captured in the Bermuda and Princess Royal ; and Major Wise thinks they are quite as likel
shall not attempt to quote from any of the speeches which were made, or the original poems which were read; but shall content ourselves with a mere statement of the names of the gentlemen whose eloquence and genius contributed so largely to the edification and delight of those who listened. Speeches were made by General Barlow, General Devens, Governor Andrew, President Hill, Major-General Meade, U. S. A., Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rear-Admiral Davis, U. S.N., Major-General Force of Ohio, Rev. Dr. Thompson of New York, Colonel Thomas W. Higginson, and Rev. J. K. Hosmer, who was color-bearer of the Fifty-second Massachusetts Regiment. An original song, written by Rev. Charles T. Brooks, entitled The Soldier's Oath, was sung by a selected choir; also an original ode by J. S. Dwight. Mrs. Julia Ward Howe contributed a poem, which was read by Mr. Samuel A. Elliot. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Russell Lowell each furnished a poem, which was read by the author. The celebration closed