It is my desire that the regiment under Colonel Wilson shall form a part of the force of General Sherman, but I am not advised whether the battery attached to the regiment is desired for that especial service; and, as I have no positive recent information of the present location of General Sherman's camp, I await orders from you. There seems to be no diminution of the zeal or the patriotism of the people of Massachusetts; and I am happy in being able to report to you that all our regiments are in a fair way to be speedily filled to the maximum standard.Oct. 3.—The Governor telegraphs to the proprietors of the Stevens House, New York, ‘Is General Sherman in New York? if so, ask him if he wants the Massachusetts battery that will arrive there to-morrow.’ Oct. 7.—The Governor issues another address to the people of Massachusetts, urging them to assist, with all their power, recruiting for our regiments in the Commonwealth, and asking the citizens to forward to Boston, without delay, such blankets and underclothing, for our soldiers at the seat of war, as their means will admit of. Quartermaster-General Reed also addressed a letter to the Presidents of the Massachusetts railroads, inquiring if they would pass over their several roads without charge, during the next two weeks, such contributions as might be received. An immense quantity of blankets and underclothing
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