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[582] the hospitals in that city, three hundred dollars; to William Robinson, Massachusetts agent at Baltimore, for the one hundred and forty sick and wounded Massachusetts soldiers in hospitals in that city, one hundred dollars; to United-States Surgeon Vanderkift, at Annapolis, Md., for the one hundred and fifty sick and wounded Massachusetts soldiers at that place, one hundred dollars; and to Surgeon Hagar, at Point Lookout, Md., for the same purpose, one hundred and twenty-five dollars. Three hundred dollars' worth of poultry was also sent to the camp at Readville, and the same amount to Gallop's Island. Two hundred dollars' worth was sent to Fort Warren; one hundred dollars' worth was sent to Fort Independence; five hundred dollars' worth was sent to the United-States sailors at the Navy Yard at Charlestown; ‘besides Thanksgiving supplies and money for the soldiers in barracks on Beach Street, and the Discharged Soldiers' Home on Springfield Street.’ Mr. Stebbins concludes his letter as follows:—

I send these items to your Excellency, believing they will be of value as part of the military history of this State for the present year, as well as showing the patriotic liberality of our citizens. It is proper to add, that the contributions so generously bestowed are the gifts of no political party, but of the people, who testify, by their grateful offerings, to the services of our heroic soldiers and sailors.

On the 2d of December, the Governor received a letter from Otis D. Swann, Esq., secretary of the Union League Club in New-York City, inviting him to address the club at some convenient period during the month, which the Governor was forced to decline, on account of the official duties which then pressed upon him; besides, if it were possible for him to visit New York during the month of December, he was under obligations, having been honored with frequent invitations, to speak at the anniversary of the New-England Society, on the 22d of December. In the course of the letter, the Governor said,—

I congratulate the gentlemen whom you represent, on the auspicious aspect with which the year seems about to open. Should our military situation continue to be as encouraging as it has recently been, I

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