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‘ [358] and Aug. 11 are revoked by General Order 92 of July 31.’ On the same day, Colonel Browne, by direction of the Governor, forwards to John M. Forbes copies of certain papers in relation to supplies furnished by Mr. Forbes to our prisoners of war in Richmond, Va., with information that ‘the Quartermaster-General of the Commonwealth will have pleasure in adjusting with you your account against the State for funds advanced by you for the supplies mentioned; and the Governor directs me to renew to you, officially and personally, the expression of his thanks for your generous kindness in this transaction.’

Among the letters and papers transmitted to Mr. Forbes by Colonel Browne was the following by Adjutant Peirson of the Twentieth Regiment, dated Camp Lee, Poolesville, Md., March 8, 1862, and addressed to Colonel Browne:—

By special request of His Excellency Governor Andrew, I have the honor to report, that while a prisoner of war in Richmond, Va., I received a letter of credit from John M. Forbes, Esq., for $1,000. A portion of this money, $475, I expended for the benefit of enlisted men belonging to various Massachusetts regiments, and confined in Richmond and other places in Southern States. On being released and sent home, I left the balance subject to the draft of AssistantSur-geon E. H. R. Revere, Twentieth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, with instructions to expend it, as I had already done, for luxuries for the sick and necessities for the well. He will report to you for the balance in his hands. You will pardon my omitting to make a more detailed report, as I write while in the field and under marching orders.

Another letter is from Assistant-Surgeon Revere, in which he states, that, after the departure from Richmond of Lieutenant Peirson, he had no occasion to draw on the letter of credit furnished by Mr. Forbes. He inclosed a copy of the account of Messrs. Enders, Sutton, & Co., with Lieutenant Peirson, which statement merely shows that the amount drawn by Lieutenant Peirson was $475.

The whole matter had been laid before the Executive Council by the Governor, and by them it was voted that the sum expended should be reimbursed to Mr. Forbes, principal and

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