governor, in 1860, there were four candidates and four political parties.
John A. Andrew, of Boston, was the candidate of the Republicans; Erasmus D. Beach, of Springfield, of the Douglas wing of the Democrats; Amos A. Lawrence, of Boston, of the conservative party; and Benjamin F. Butler, of Lowell, of the Breckenridge wing of thd Stephen N. Gifford, Esq., of Duxbury, clerk.
Hon. John A. Goodwin, of Lowell, was chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives, and William Stowe, Esq., of Springfield, clerk.
On assuming the duties of President of the Senate, Mr. Claflin made a brief address, in the course of which he said,—
While we meet under circued to start on Tuesday morning, which gave me an opportunity of discussing the objects of my mission with Colonel Sargent, who took the same train as far as Springfield, Mass., and enabled me to reach this city this morning by daybreak.
Immediately after breakfast, I called on the Hon. Charles Sumner.
He at once understood the
in the western part of the State, remained in camp near Springfield, until completely organized.
Before leaving the State, of the House, Messrs. Bullock of Worcester, Calhoun of Springfield, Branning of Lee, Davis of Greenfield, Tyler of Boston, five western counties, and had its camp near the city of Springfield, until it was fully organized.
The Eleventh Regiment wa, Commissary-General of Massachusetts.
James Barnes, of Springfield, a graduate of West Point, and a veteran officer, was co
The Twenty-seventh Regiment was recruited at Camp Reed, Springfield, from the four western counties in the State.
It left tde's command.
The field officers were Horace C. Lee, of Springfield, colonel, who afterwards rose to the rank of brigadier-gmpton, lieutenant-colonel; and Walter G. Bartholomew, of Springfield, major,—both of whom were made full colonels before the e are plenty of guns at the navy yard, at Watertown, and Springfield, which could easily be put into position.