A series of resolutions were adopted which were reported by Colonel Charles G. Greene
, of Boston
They strongly indorsed the nominations of General McClellan
and Mr. Pendleton
, for President
of the United States
, and in equally strong terms opposed the Rebellion
They expressed sympathy with the sufferings and trials of our soldiers and sailors, congratulated the country upon the victories achieved by our armies, and recommended that our soldiers in rebel prisons be liberated by a proper system of exchanges.
The election took place on the second Tuesday in November, and resulted as follows: for the Lincoln
electoral ticket, 126,742; for the McClellan
electoral ticket, 48,745,—Lincoln's majority, 77,997.
For Governor Andrew
, 125,281; for Henry W. Paine
, 49,190,—Governor Andrew
's majority, 76,091.
A great many men who had enlisted during the year, elected to take the State
bounty of fifty dollars in advance, and twenty dollars a month.
The monthly bounty was to be paid by the State Treasurer
every two months; and the pay-rolls were to be made out by the Adjutant-General
from certified rolls made by the regimental or company officers at the front, under whom the men were serving.
Many of the officers neglected to forward the rolls as required, which prevented the Adjutant-General
from making the pay-rolls; and, as many of the men had arranged, before leaving the State
, to have their families draw their monthly pay, considerable disappointment and suffering ensued.
These officers had been frequently written to, and blank rolls forwarded for them to fill up; nevertheless, the business was not attended to by them as promptly as it should have been.
, the State Treasurer
, complained to the Governor
, that persons coming to his office expecting to receive the bounty could not be paid, because the rolls were not made out, which caused much dissatisfaction and disappointment to the persons who expected to receive the money.
On the 15th of October, the Adjutant-General
addressed a letter to the Governor
upon this subject:—
I have used and shall use every proper means in my power, to have returns made regularly and promptly; and, in this connection, I would