part, and served only to show their deep and abiding interest in the cause.
Among the distinguished gentlemen who made his deposit of money was Hon. Edward Everett
We find, on the files of the Governor
, a letter addressed by him to Mr. Everett
, dated July 28, as follows:—
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your check on the New England Bank for one hundred and twenty-five dollars, with which to procure the service of a representative recruit; and, in doing so, permit me to express the gratification with which I recognize your approval of the effort, in that manner, to add to the strength of the army.
I am informed, that it is intended, by certain gentlemen of Boston, to organize a movement for obtaining subscriptions of this nature.
Among other communications on the subject, I this morning received one of much interest from Dr. Henry I. Bowditch, who proposed to lend his aid to promote such an effort by a public subscription-paper: if such a paper shall be framed and circulated for signature, I shall venture to assume the liberty to authorize Dr. Bowditch to present it for your approval, and to ask the influence of your name in its aid.
On the day when General Order No. 27
was issued (July 14), the Governor
telegraphed to Major Day
See order, assigning you to duty here, in to-morrow morning's newspapers.
Please report personally by the first train.
He also wrote, on the same day, to Colonel Charles R. Codman
Cotuit Port, care of W. F. Jones, Stage Driver, West Barnstable Station:—We inclose draft of an order which will appear in tomorrow morning's papers, which speaks for itself.
I beg you to consider yourself conscripted to act for a while on the Board of Recruitment, and shall confidently expect to see you by arrival of the train tomorrow forenoon.
I conferred with Mr. John M. Forbes, who sustained me in my independence in assuming the authority of appointing you without previous conference.
I have, in the same manner, conscripted other gentlemen.
To Joseph Ricketson
, of New Bedford, on the same day, he telegraphed,—
Please report yourself to me at State House to-morrow, by early train.