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.