n election was to be held for President of the United States.
On the 7th of September, the Governor wrote to His Excellency Richard Yates, Governor of Illinois, as follows:—
I propose to visit Washington, arriving there by next Tuesday morning, spending a day or two in New York, on the way, in order to have some conversation with the President on the present attitude of our public affairs.
I wish it might be possible, that you, and Governor Brough, of Ohio, and Governor Morton, of Indiana, and any other of the Western Governors, might be present.
And I take the liberty of writing this note, in the hope that we may meet there.
It seems to me of the first importance that the President should be rescued from the influences which threaten him; of those who for the want of political and moral courage, or for want of either faith or forecast, or of appreciation of the real quality of the public patriotism, are tempting and pushing him to an unworthy and disgraceful offer of comp
lue of the repeated contributions of your voice and pen, during the present struggle, for the instruction and encouragement of the people.
I may be allowed, perhaps, to confess how much in my own hours of care they have contributed to alleviate anxiety, and inspire hope, and increase the profound respect with which I am your obliged friend and obedient servant.
One of the most brilliant naval engagements of the war was the destruction of the pirate Alabama, by the Kearsarge, near Cherbourg, France.
The commander of the Kearsarge was John A. Winslow, U. S.N., a citizen of Roxbury, Mass. The Kearsarge returned to Boston shortly after the engagement, and the ship, officers, and crew received a hearty welcome.
The authorities of the city of Boston extended a public reception to Commander Winslow, the officers, and crew of the ship; and Governor Andrew caused the Adjutant-General to issue a general order, from which we make the following extract:—
The Commonwealth also desire