culties, so soon as he perceives what the point of the case is.
It would appear that Secretary Stanton, upon considering the case, agreed with the Governor; for Sergeant Stephen A. Swailes was commissioned second lieutenant of the Fifty-fourth Regiment, March 11, 1864, and subsequently was commissioned first lieutenant, April 28, 1865; and was discharged with the regiment, August 20, 1865, when the regiment was mustered out of service, at the end of the war. This officer belonged in Elmira, N. Y.
Among the many gentlemen living in other States, who entertained for Governor Andrew a high respect, was James A. Hamilton, son of Alexander Hamilton, the friend and confidant of Washington, who was living at Dobbs' Ferry, N. Y. On the 16th of December, Governor Andrew wrote to this gentleman,—
I received your most valued letter of the 10th inst. yesterday, and read it carefully last evening, and am glad to have the opportunity, not only of hearing from you, but of renewing my g