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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