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rlingame, Mr. Thayer, and Mr. Alley, of Massachusetts, and particularly with Mr. Stanton, of Ohio, the chairman of the committee who have been inquiring into this conspiracy. Mr. Adams, Mr. Burlingame, Mr. Thayer, and Mr. Stanton, all talked the matter over together in my presence; and all were of opinion that no call would bee that there is no probability of an immediate call upon us for militia. Mr. Stanton thought, that, if a call were made, it would be for volunteers; and that theisition. The President doubts his power; and, while I was with the general, Mr. Stanton came to consult with him about a bill, which I inclose, introduced for the pd giving them that advantage. I conferred throughout with General Scott and Mr. Stanton, then in Mr. Buchanan's Cabinet. I presume I conversed with others in a ways well and thoroughly understood me. On the 22d of February, in concert with Mr. Stanton, I caused the United-States flag to be displayed throughout all the Northern
grave duties with which the power of appointment charges the officer in whom it is vested. This appears to have been the end of the correspondence. General Stone was afterwards imprisoned in Fort Lafayette, by order of the Secretary of War, Mr. Stanton; but the charges upon which the arrest was made have never been made public. The inhuman treatment by the rebel authorities of the Massachusetts officers and soldiers taken prisoners at Ball's Bluff, caused the Governor, on the 16th of Decerds designated the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Regiments Massachusetts Volunteers, and the officers were selected and commissioned by Governor Andrew; and, from that time until the end of the war, the War Department, under the Secretaryship of Mr. Stanton, did its business with the States through the Governors of States. Before closing this subject, it is proper to state, that Governor Andrew, about the beginning of November, authorized the Adjutant-General to confer with General Butler in r
sistance, to have action taken by the War Department. Secretary Stanton issued orders immediately, by telegraph, to the commaand hearty gratitude. Jan. 27.—Governor writes to Edwin M. Stanton, who was recently appointed Secretary of War, in placacted in the service. Feb. 20.—The Governor writes to Mr. Stanton,— I earnestly desire authority to change the batta existed, for additional forces. Previous to this time, Mr. Stanton persistently refused to allow the battalion to be recruiresides in Wrentham. March 9.—The Governor writes to Mr. Stanton, Secretary of War,— I beg leave to report to you, t, and join their regiments. The Governor telegraphed to Mr. Stanton for permission to recruit for the Massachusetts regimento which it relates. On the 25th of May, received from Mr. Stanton the following telegrams:— Send all the troops forwalled afterwards the great scare, and many people blamed Mr. Stanton for the semi-sensational character of his telegraph
of August, the Governor wrote a long letter to Secretary Stanton, complaining of the want of officers to musterfter being mustered in. On the 11th of August, Secretary Stanton telegraphs a reply to this letter, and also tos. Aug. 15.—The Governor sends telegram to Secretary Stanton, that the Thirty-third Regiment, Colonel Maggi and military capacity. Accordingly, he wrote to Mr. Stanton, at different times, for the discharge of Captainnor's files a letter, dated Aug. 24, addressed to Mr. Stanton, in which he says,— I am right, no matter wtisfied I am right. Aug. 25.—Governor telegraphs Mr. Stanton,— We have now recruited thirteen thousand esame day, the Governor telegraphed these facts to Mr. Stanton, and added,— We have more than five thousanuld be a month ahead of our present position. Mr. Stanton telegraphed, that it was by law impossible for hithe 1st of September, the Governor telegraphed to Mr. Stanton,— In obedience to your telegram receiv
had been summarily dismissed the service by Mr. Stanton, for what he deemed a breach of military ets written about this time to the President, Mr. Stanton, and Senator Sumner, urging the re-appointmruary, the Governor telegraphed to Secretary Stanton, asking him to withdraw his prohibition, so ff the Governor, who gave him a letter to Secretary Stanton, dated Feb. 3, in which he urges at cons's views, was to confer confidentially with Mr. Stanton, and give him all the information he posses upon one occasion, I had an interview with Mr. Stanton, Secretary of War; and he stated, in the mo subject was brought to the attention of Secretary Stanton by Lieutenant-Colonel Browne, when in Wa on the 16th of April by the Governor to Secretary Stanton, which commences as follows:— I amvernor appears to have been satisfactory to Mr. Stanton, as Colonel Wilde was commissioned brigadieted, but in vain. The only answer which Secretary Stanton gave was, that mistakes had been made in[1 more...]
the Fifty-fifth colored Regiment letters from Secretary Stanton injustice to the colored troops Lettersof thers to Colonel Lee colored Cavalry letter of Secretary Stanton Confidentialletter on the exposed condition oition of affairs, Governor Andrew telegraphed to Mr. Stanton, May 8, as follows: May I ask if the storm and rihannock determined Hooker's recrossing? To which Mr. Stanton replied,— The President and General-in-chieHe carried with him a letter from the Governor to Mr. Stanton, in which he said he deemed it of the highest imp On the 18th of July, the Governor telegraphed to Mr. Stanton to authorize him to enlist Massachusetts conscrip reply to this, the Governor telegraphed again to Mr. Stanton, on the 21st, calling his attention to his previoplace for you to build on the steel rings. I saw Mr. Stanton on my arrival, and found he has already complied nt of colored cavalry. On the 10th of September, Mr. Stanton wrote to the Governor, in reply,— My own i
have been disappointed, at the adherence of Mr. Stanton to his original decision, I need not affirmtinctly understood that I am a friend of Secretary Stanton. I have defended him on all occasions wd to the Government bounty, as stated by Secretary Stanton. His letter is dated Headquarters Eight of January, the Governor telegraphed to Secretary Stanton,— Will you authorize me to arrangeabout eighteen hundred men. Referring to Secretary Stanton's refusal to allow the companies a regiain Ives. This letter had been given to Secretary Stanton by the President, and he had taken offence at it. Mr. Stanton also complained to Mr. Hooper, member of Congress, that the Governor had dela and were in no manner under my control, as Mr. Stanton must perceive on a moment's reflection. most despatch. One of the reasons given by Mr. Stanton for keeping them back was, that the Governonk, and his representations so proper, that Mr. Stanton at once agreed that he was mistaken, and th[6 more...]
olored troops letter to the President letter to Mr. Stanton expectation of rebel attack on our coast Presenstated that he had arranged in Washington with Secretary Stanton, that the naval credits due Massachusetts shouertaining and awarding them, which I suggested to Mr. Stanton in person. The naval rendezvous for Massachusett New Bedford. I therefore suggested your name to Mr. Stanton, which he accepted with the highest satisfaction.cretary, who was at Washington,— Suggest to Mr. Stanton the propriety of an order limiting the State bounvorably regarded by the Governor, who wrote to Secretary Stanton, requesting permission to be given; the troopsGovernor on the 12th of December, to call upon Secretary Stanton, and obtain permission to have the man mustereist of Roman heroes, on account of his cognomen. Mr. Stanton will readily see the way to clear up all difficulpoint of the case is. It would appear that Secretary Stanton, upon considering the case, agreed with the G
s requested by the Governor to call upon Secretary Stanton, and obtain from him permission to have ibility. As regards Governor Andrew and Secretary Stanton, they were both able, earnest, and positen them, Governor Andrew entertained for Secretary Stanton a high regard, both officially and perso did not try to get my officers in ahead of Mr. Stanton's. What I always aim at and want is, first,rew received the following telegram from Secretary Stanton:— The following telegram from the Pd, having taken it at 8.35 this morning. Edwin M. Stanton. Immediately upon the receipt of thing information, the Governor telegraphed to Mr. Stanton:— I give you joy on these triumphant the 21st of June, the Governor wrote to Secretary Stanton, expressing his desire in strong and plehe Governor's files a letter directed to Secretary Stanton, dated Sept. 12, in which this lady's naand intelligent judgment. The answer of Mr. Stanton to this letter was conveyed to Miss Van Lew[2 more...]<