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[664] indebted; and to the Rev. Alexander R. Thompson, D. D., Chaplain, whose self-imposed and efficient labors at the altar of the institution, and whose devoted ministrations by the bedside of the sick, wounded, and dying men, have won the love of all; and, finally, to the ladies' committee, whose untiring labors were only an illustration of that self-sacrificing devotion to the cause which has so marked and characterized the women of our country throughout the war.

Colonel Howe does not close his admirable report without calling to mind the opportune aid and counsel at all times of Major-General John A. Dix, late commanding officer of this Department. Also the kindly co-operation of Brigadier-General R. S. Satterlee, Medical Purveyor of the Department, and Colonel W. I. Sloan, Medical Director, in all matters appertaining to the interests of the sick and wounded soldiers. He does not state, however, that he performed his arduous duties during the entire war without compensation from this Commonwealth.

And, finally, he is indebted to the long-continued kindness of Mr. Charles A. Stetson and his most estimable family; the near proximity of the rooms to the Astor House impelling frequent applications, day and night, for the luxuries and delicacies of the market, which were always afforded with an unsparing hand and hearty will, with the refusal to receive any thing but thanks.

At the final meeting of the New-England Soldiers' Relief Association, held Feb. 12, 1866, Hon. William M. Evarts, President, presiding, the following resolution passed unanimously:—

Resolved, That the grateful acknowledgments and high appreciation of this association are due, and are hereby tendered, to Colonel Frank E. Howe, for his patriotic and humane devotion to the interests of the soldiers who, disabled and suffering, were the recipients of his thoughtful kindness and care.

Also, on motion of Hon. R. E. Andrews,—

Resolved, That the thanks of this association are due and hereby tendered to Hon. William M. Evarts, President, for the able and efficient

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