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[119] Major P. Adams Ames, Philadelphia, ‘We will send horses, artillery, and infantry to New York by rail, thence by steamer to Annapolis.’ Telegraphs the Mayor of Baltimore, ‘I pray you to cause the bodies of our Massachusetts soldiers dead in Baltimore to be immediately laid out, preserved with ice, and tenderly sent forward by express to me. All expenses will be paid by this Commonwealth.’ Telegraphs Simeon Draper, New York, ‘Procure, to be delivered to Colonel Lawrence, of our Fifth Regiment, to-morrow morning, eight hundred knapsacks suitable for service, or else slings for carrying blankets.’ Thanks Mrs. William Ward for her offer ‘to aid in any manner in her power, our departing troops, and to cheer those whom they leave behind.’ Telegraphs to Mayor Sargent, of Lowell, ‘We have no official information of the names of the dead. A despatch from the Mayor of Baltimore says the bodies cannot be sent on at present, as communication by land and sea is stopped. But they have been carefully cared for, and will be put in Greenwood Cemetery till they can be sent to Massachusetts.’ Informs A. B. Ely, of Boston, that ‘we are taking most active measures for procuring a supply of efficient arms.’ Thanks Rev. Eli A. Smith ‘for his patriotic and Christian offer’ of assistance; also Dr. Coale, of Boston, for offer of professional services, and Miss Hazard and Miss Burns, who offer themselves as nurses. Notifies Mr. Crowninshield that the Executive Council have ‘approved of his suggestion, and he has appointed him to proceed to Europe in the next steamer to purchase arms.’ Telegraphs George William Brown, Mayor of Baltimore: ‘Dear Sir,—I appreciate your kind attention to our wounded and our dead, and trust that at the earliest moment the remains of the fallen will return to us. I am overwhelmed with surprise, that a peaceful march of American citizens over the highway, to the defence of our common capital, should be deemed aggressive to Baltimoreans. Through New York the march was triumphal.’ To Adams & Co.'s Express, Boston: ‘Can't you get the bodies of our dead through Baltimore? The Mayor telegraphs the railroad is interrupted.’ Major Ladd, who is referred to above, was an officer on the staff of Major-General Sutton; and Major Ames, also mentioned, was an

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