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Lieutenant-Colonel John W. Wetherell, aide-de-camp.

Lieutenant-Colonel John Quincy Adams, aide-de-camp.

Lieutenant-Colonel William L. Candler, aide-de-camp.

Lieutenant-Colonel Albert G. Browne, Jr., late private secretary.

Major Henry Ware, private secretary.

Major-General William Schouler, Adjutant-General.

Brigadier-General John H. Reed, Quartermaster-General.

Brigadier-General William J. Dale, Surgeon-General.

Brigadier-General Richard A. Peirce, Inspector-General.

Brigadier-General William Raymond Lee, Chief Engineer.

Brigadier-General William L. Burt, Judge-Advocate-General.

Brigadier-General Elijah D. Brigham, Commissary-General.

Colonel Joseph M. Day, Provost-Marshal-General.

Colonel J. F. B. Marshall, Paymaster-General.

Colonel William S. King, Constable of Commonwealth.

Colonel Charles Amory, late Master of Ordnance.

Lieutenant-Colonel Gardiner Tufts, Assistant Provost-Marshal-General, State agent at Washington, of Lynn, Essex County.

Major William Rogers, assistant Adjutant-General.

Major George C. Trumbull, late Acting Master of Ordnance.

These nominations were confirmed.

The war being over, Governor Andrew determined not again to be a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. On the 13th of September, he addressed the following letter to William Claflin, chairman of the Republican State Committee:—

My purpose was made public at the beginning of the present year to retire from office at its close. But it seems more respectful and considerate to give formal expression to that wish by communicating it to yourself in your capacity of chairman of the State Central Committee, and authorizing you to represent me therein before the convention. I pray you to assure the convention of my cordial and grateful sense of the generous kindness which, during these years of anxious service, I have experienced from the people, and my hearty appreciation of the honor of their confidence and support in a period of difficulty, and under circumstances of peril and care without example. If, during the remnant of my official term, I shall be so fortunate as not to incur their just disapprobation, I shall resume the duties of a private citizen, carrying the memory of an official career long enough for ambition, and crowned by the happiness of having served the State with singleness of heart.

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