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[477] State House, on arriving at Boston. General Peirce was to turn over to Colonel Frankle such arms and ammunition as he could spare from camp.

Colonel Codman, of the Forty-fifth Regiment, was ordered on duty at Readville. Colonel Lee, of the Forty-fourth Regiment, was to assemble his command at their armory at Boylston Hall forthwith, and await further orders. These two regiments had recently returned from nine months service in North Carolina, but had kept up their regimental organizations after returning home and having been mustered out.

Brigadier-General Lawrence, Third Brigade, was ordered to report to the State House, and await further orders.

W. C. Richardson, Mayor of Cambridge, was ordered to cause the Washington Home Guards, Captain Bradford, a military organization in Cambridge, to do guard duty at the State Arsenal in that city that night, and to remain there until the order was countermanded. They were to furnish themselves with rations at army rates.

Major Stephen Cabot, in command of the garrison at Fort Warren, reported, with his command, in response to a request by the Governor. He was ordered to report to Frederick W. Lincoln, Jr., Mayor of Boston, with a request of the Governor, that a part of his command be ordered for duty at the armory of the Eleventh Battery, in Cooper Street, to support the men then there; Major Jones, who commanded the battery, having previously received verbal orders, from the Commander-in-chief, to have his men on duty at that place, and they were there.

Major Wilder, of the Battalion of Dragoons, received his orders at three o'clock in the afternoon; and at five o'clock, the same afternoon, he reported that his battalion was ready. He was ordered to report for duty to the Mayor of Boston.

The Corps of Cadets, Colonel Holmes, reported with equal alacrity. This company was specially detailed by the Governor to protect the State House. The Cadets, in addition to their infantry organization, had two six-pound howitzers, and a portion of the company was drilled in the exercise of heavy ordnance. The howitzers were brought out on this occasion,

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