‘And I do not know any tribunal,’ he said, ‘before which they can be more promptly raised, or more intelligently argued, or by which they can be more impartially adjudicated than the Supreme Court of this Commonwealth, which is, I believe, a court as little impressible by outside influences as any tribunal in existence.’The Governor further recommended, that the questions be decided immediately, and that the United States District Attorney, or some other counsel, should be instructed to represent the United States in all such cases. We are not aware that any action was taken by the Secretary in the matter. On the 18th of July, the Governor telegraphed to Mr. Stanton to authorize him to enlist Massachusetts conscripted men as volunteers, which would enable him to pay them the State bounty of fifty dollars each, which they, as mere conscripts, could not legally receive.
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