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[209] ‘Lieutenant Amory, U. S. A., mustering officer in Boston, thinks we ought to furnish thirty wagons, instead of fifteen, for every thousand men. If so, we will send wagons additional to fifteen.’ The Executive Council passed an order to have the Twelfth Regiment (Colonel Webster) go to Fort Warren, preparatory to being mustered into the service.

On the same day, the Governor's military secretary addressed the following letter to Colonel Webster:—

Dear Sir,—His Excellency the Governor, having accepted an invitation to assist in raising an American flag on the summit of the monument at Bunker Hill, will take pleasure, if you will join his military staff on that occasion,—the 17th of June.

The staff will meet at the private room of the Governor, at the State House, on the morning of that day, in season to take carriages for Charlestown at eight o'clock.

It is desired that there may be no delay as to the time of starting for Charlestown; for, according to the programme of the managers of the celebration, it is expected that the Governor and staff shall be present at the house of Mr. Warren, President of the Monument Association, at half-past 8 o'clock.

Very truly, your obedient servant,

A. G. Browne, Military Secretary to Commander-in-chief.

June 15.—The Governor addressed the following letter to the President of the United States, which was given to Mr. William Everett, and taken by him to Washington, and delivered to Mr. Lincoln:—

Sir,—I beg to present Mr. Everett, of Boston, a son of the Hon. Edward Everett, and through him to present to your notice a copy,—

1. Of a letter from Bishop Fitzpatrick to yourself.

2. Copy of your Excellency's endorsement thereon.

3. Copy of endorsement of the Secretary of War.

4. A letter from myself to Mr. H. A. Pierce, the agent of the regiment referred to.

5. A copy of my general order, under which our six regiments were designated, and encamped regiments provided for.

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