, acknowledging the receipt of a note from him covering copies of two letters, one from Mr. Russell Sturgis
, of London
, and the other from Mr. N. H. Carna
, also of London
, and a check on a Boston Bank for $1,312. This money was given by Mr. Carna
, to be expended by Governor Andrew
in behalf of those to ‘whom the proclamation by the President
of the United States
, supported by the Union
arms, has secured the inestimable blessing of liberty.’
The Governor then says,—
I have spoken to Dr. Le Baron Russell, who is actively engaged as chairman of our committee on teachers, of the propriety of sending, in return, copies of some reports and documents illustrating the success attending the efforts already made to educate and improve the moral and social condition of the emancipated colored people.
Dr. Russell will place a number of these documents in your hands; and I beg of you the favor to transmit them, through Mr. Russell Sturgis, to Mr. Carna.
, we believe, was an English gentleman of wealth and high social position, who sympathized warmly with the cause of the Government
, and the elevation and improvement of the colored race.
On the 24th of March, the Governor
wrote again to Miss Philena M. Upham
, acknowledging the receipt of a second scrap-book, which she had made for the use and amusement of our sick and wounded soldiers in hospitals.
The Governor informs Miss Upham
, that this second volume had been ‘placed in the hands of our agent in Washington
, Mr. Gardiner Tufts
, to be put where he should judge best.
I beg you to accept my grateful thanks for your thoughtful remembrance of our suffering soldiers.’
We find on the Governor
's files a letter addressed to him by Owen Lovejoy
, a member of Congress from Illinois
, dated Washington
, Feb. 22, from which we make the following characteristic extract:—
Do you know that I am hoping, when slavery has been swept away, for a revival of religion, pure and undefiled, which will be eminently practical, and the cause that it knows not it will search out; and, instead of expending its energies in theologies and creeds and