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‘ [230] reason to believe the man has been for a long time crazy. Besides, Colonel Wyman promised his friends the case should be delayed until all the evidence on either side can be collected.’ The man was crazy. He was sentenced to be hung for killing a comrade: he was pardoned and discharged from the service.

It was represented to the Governor by Patrick Donahoe, Esq., of Boston, that the religious opinions of some of the Catholic soldiers in one of our regiments had been interfered with by the officers. The Governor wrote to Mr. Donahoe, saying, ‘I am utterly surprised by the intimation you make. I will cause our Adjutant-General to pursue a strict inquiry into this subject immediately.’ After expressing his views of religious toleration, he says, ‘Those who serve God according to their convictions, are not likely to fear man, or offend against the rights of others.’

A paragraph appeared in the Boston Morning Post, reflecting upon a part of the Governor's personal staff, which caused him to address a private letter, on the 16th of September, to the editors of that paper, showing how unjust it was, and how laborious and useful their gratuitous services had been.

In all these, he said, my staff help me,—not deciding nor establishing any thing, but investigating, arranging, reporting and sometimes executing,—always modest, loyal, disinterested, respectful to others, and most capable and efficient.

And the least duty I can do is to ask that they may not be rewarded by sarcasm or unkind remark.

Whatever is rightly done may be credited to any one; but whatever is deemed worthy of blame, charge it to me, not to them. I am in truth responsible, acting often against their opinions and advice, and feeling at all times perfectly willing to meet whatever may fall thereon,— conscious of no merit of any sort, save a good intent. Excuse this note,—one I should not have written, but to gentlemen of urbanity who will appreciate the feelings of a gentleman in others.

Sept. 17.—The Governor wrote to the Secretary of War, calling his attention to the delay on his request for the transfer of three Massachusetts companies in the New-York Mozart Regiment, to be sent to Fortress Monroe, to be attached

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