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[137] o'clock, on the wintry morning of February 5, under his canvas shelter at Camp Baker, two miles from Budd's Ferry, on the Potomac, Dr. Bell was taken suddenly ill; and about nine o'clock, on the evening of the 1lth, he passed peacefully away for ever. We shall have occasion to refer again to this distinguished person in the next chapter.

April 19.—General John S. Tyler, commanding the ‘Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company,’ ‘tenders, by vote of the corps, their services for coast defence.’ The Massachusetts Bible Society ‘offers a supply of Bibles and Testaments for the soldiers.’

April 21.—Mrs. Julia R. Seavy, Jamaica Plain, writes, ‘I am anxious to contribute in some way to the comfort of our brave volunteers. Would twenty flannel shirts be acceptable? If so, I will have them made and forwarded to you for distribution. Our country, right or wrong.’

April 23.—Edward Greenmon, or Greenmast, of Mendon, writes, ‘Will you accept the service of a Dartmoor prisoner in the war of 1812, and near seven years on board of a British ship-of-war? Impressed at the age of twelve years, when the war was declared, I was most cruelly flogged and threatened to be hung, because I would not fight against my country. I am ready now to fight the traitors of my country, and battle for freedom.’ Edward S. Waters, of Salem, suggests ‘the organization of an engineer corps, to repair the bridges between Philadelphia and Washington.’ George Gregg, of Boston, informs the Adjutant-General, that ‘certain British subjects in Boston and vicinity have formed themselves into a rifle company, and offer their services for duty anywhere within thirty miles of Boston, to be drilled, armed, and clothed at private expense.’

April 27.—Colonel Newell A. Thompson, of Boston, reports, ‘Have fulfilled the duty for which I have been detailed,—to remove certain arms and ammunition from the United-States Arsenal at Watertown, to the State Arsenal at Cambridge.’ Rev. George D. Wilde, of Salem, sends a roll of forty men for ‘field-hospital corps, to be sent to the front; and each pledges himself to submit to all the requirements of military life.’

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