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“ [118] accepting the offer made by ladies through him ‘to supply under-clothing for the soldiers.’ Thanks James M. Stone” for his valuable aid as assistant quartermaster in getting off the regiments. Acknowledges the receipt of a beautiful fire-arm from Dr. Henry G. Clark, ‘to be given to the surgeon of the forces of Massachusetts who shall best perform his duty in the exercise of his profession towards the brave men who have taken up arms in behalf of liberty and the country.’ Telegraphs, seven o'clock, P. M., to General Butler, ‘When did you reach Philadelphia? When will you leave? Is the way open? Can you communicate by telegraph with Washington? Has Jones reached Washington?’

April 20.—Writes to Dr. H. H. Fuller that ‘surgeons are appointed under the militia law by colonels of regiments, and not by the Governor.’ Acknowledges receipt from Captain Edward Ingersoll, Springfield Armory, of ‘two hundred and fifty rifled muskets.’ Thanks Miss Laura A. Phillips, of Great Falls, N. H., for her offer to nurse our wounded men in Baltimore; also Miss Laura B. Forbes, of Cambridgeport, for the same offer. Telegraphs Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, Vice-President, Hampden, Me., ‘I advise you to come forward without delay, in view of possible events at Washington.’ Telegraphs Governor Washburn, of Maine, ‘One advance regiment [the Sixth] has reached Washington. No other yet beyond Philadelphia.’ Directs the Adjutant-General ‘to grant all applications for organizing new companies when he has confidence in the parties. When doubts exist, consult the Governor.’ Directs the Adjutant-General ‘to get off Cook's Light Battery by steamer before midnight; also the left wing of the Fifth Regiment, under Lieutenant-Colonel Greene, and the right wing, under Colonel Lawrence, by railroad during the night.’ This arrangement could not be made; and the Governor telegraphed to Simeon Draper, New York, to ‘engage steamers for twelve hundred troops, six cannon, caissons, and seventy-two horses, from New York to Annapolis, to leave New York Sunday morning.’ Telegraphs Major Ladd, ‘Senator Wilson will be in New York to-morrow morning, and will inform you fully what our wants are for the troops on their march.’ Telegraphs

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