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eeding in the aggregate one hundred thousand dollars, as in the judgment of the governor, by and with the consent of the council, may be necessary for the public service: Provided, that no part of this sum shall be expended for services or objects for which there are or may be subsisting appropriations contained in any act or resolve which has been or may be passed at the present session of the General Court; and an account shall be rendered to the next General Court, on or before the 15th day of January next, of the manner in which said fund, or any part thereof, has been disbursed. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Although not a member of the legislature, I was present in that secret session, and gave such testimony as I had. That emergency bill was passed on the 5th of February, appropriating a hundred thousand dollars as an emergency fund to put the militia in proper readiness for war. Colonel Jones went with me to tell the governor that his regiment and my b
rt to any extent? A. No difficulty at all by the river. . . . Q. 21. In view of the condition of the weather immediately following the demonstration of the 25th of December, and in view of the force that might have concentrated upon the peninsula, as well above as below the place of landing, would it, in your judgment, have been possible for six thousand (6,000) men, without artillery, to have held out there, without being captured or overwhelmed, from the 26th of December to the 15th of January? A. No; and it is a matter of grave charge against General Bragg, that the whole force was not captured on the 26th of December. He had the force and the position. Q. 22. Please state, as specifically as you may be able, the differences in the condition of the fort from the fire of the navy at the time of the first and second attack. Please state the effect of the fire. A. There was great difference in the position of the ships in the two attacks, and in the nature and effec