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been done by the most dishonorable and outrageous fraud; and my efforts have been baffled, and these men and others have been entrapped into organizations in which they find only discomfort and misery; and I think that their condition appeals strongly to the sympathy, as well as to the sense of justice, of the War Department. He had the satisfaction in a few weeks to know that his efforts had been successful. The men were released, and afterwards enlisted in Massachusetts regiments. Feb. 18.—The Governor writes to the Secretary of War,— I am informed by Colonel Dudley, that, from conversations he has had with Major-General Butler, he is satisfied, and feels it his duty to report to me, that, if I commission any other person than Mr. Jonas H. French as lieutenant-colonel, he will compel him (Colonel Dudley) to recognize Mr. French as such, and to repudiate the gentleman I appoint, notwithstanding the commission. Colonel Dudley states, that, as a pretence for this action,
ed, en route between Washington and New York. This system was established by me some time ago, on consultation with our various State agents, particularly those at New York and Washington. The compensation allowed by the State to these men was one hundred dollars a month; a sum most wisely and humanely expended, as the couriers took care of our disabled and suffering men when on board rail-cars, and saw that they were properly provided for at their places of destination. On the 18th of February, the Governor received a letter from Major-General Wool, containing forty-seven dollars in Southern bills, worth perhaps fifty cents on the dollar. This money was sent to the commandant of the Fifteenth Regiment. It was sent to Private Gilchrist at Richmond, and was returned to Fortress Monroe. Not knowing what to do with it, I have taken the liberty, says General Wool, to send it to you, to make such disposition of it as you may judge proper. The first colonel of the Fifteenth Re
States to enlist colored men for their quotas in the rebel States. Among the Senators who advocated the proposition was Mr. Saulsbury, of Delaware. In the course of his speech, he arraigned the government of Massachusetts as selfishly endeavoring to get colored troops to its own credit against the public interest; that it was trying to recruit men in Savannah ahead of the United States; and this was made the ground for repealing the section allowing recruiting in rebel States. On the 18th of February, the Governor wrote to John B. Alley, Representative in Congress from the Essex district, calling his attention to Mr. Saulsbury's speech, and said,— As the matter will be sure to come up in the House, I want our delegation to know that I in fact tried hard to push on and forward the United-States War Department itself. I did not try to get my officers in ahead of Mr. Stanton's. What I always aim at and want is, first, the recruitment of the army; second, the employment of colore