rubrics, it shall go around, like its Divine Author, healing the sick, cleansing lepers, giving eyes to the blind, ears to the deaf, and charity to all. . . . I am sick, and have used the hand of another, and feel unable to dictate any more.
May God bless you and the Old Bay State!
was for many years a distinguished member of Congress from Illinois
, and was a brother of Rev. Mr. Lovejoy
, who, more than thirty years ago, had his printing-office attacked in Alton, Ill.
, by a mob, and was himself slain, because of the anti-slavery sentiments of which he was an eloquent and powerful advocate.
, the writer of the above letter, died a short time after it was written.
Major Horace O. Whittemore
, of the Thirtieth Regiment, was commissioned lieutenant-colonel, Nov. 26, 1863; but, before it was issued, certain complaints were made to the Governor
in regard to him, which induced him to withhold the commission until an investigation was made by Brigadier-General Burt
On the 11th of April, the Governor
wrote to the Adjutant-General
I have to direct that the commission be delivered to Major Whittemore (now Lieutenant-Colonel Whittemore); it being satisfactorily established, in my judgment, that no proper objection to his promotion exists, and that those which were suggested had their origin in mistake.
I am of opinion that Lieutenant-Colonel Whittemore is a zealous and faithful officer; and I take this occasion to say that the condition in which he brought his veterans home on their present furlough is evidence of a high degree of intelligence and care, exercised by a competent and efficient commander.
Their appearance was in all respects creditable and satisfactory.
The officer above referred to was major of the Fourth Regiment, in the three months service, and was the first loyal officer to touch the soil of Virginia
, after hostilities were commenced, having landed at Fortress Monroe
on the morning of April 20, 1861.
On the 19th of April, the Governor
wrote by his military secretary, Colonel Browne
, to William E. Parmenter
, of West Cambridge
I send you copies of correspondence concerning an application of