Congressional Edition Volume 2435

Congressional Edition Volume 2435

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: I am informed, any officers of the United States Army or Government made any seizures of any of their moneys, valuables, or property after General B. F. Butler retired from the command of that department, it was unjust and disgraceful, in violation of the usages of war, derogatory of the dignity of the Government, and a violation of the written protection given them by Maj. Gen. B. P. Butler, whose word had also been pledged, and who had guaranteed the good faith of the Govrrumeut that their property should be protected." As long as General Butler remained in command the pledge given by him was Btrictly observed; but General Butler was shortly thereafter succeeded by General Banks, and about August 1, 1862, 'a general order was issued by the latter, under which all the real estate owned by the claimants was taken possession of by his quartermaster. It is believed that General Banks was ignorant of the pledge given by hiH predecessor. A portion of said property was used for various military purposes, and the residue was turned over to B. F. Flanders, the supervising special agent of the Treasury in that city; the rents thereof were collected by him. and were duly accounted for to the Treasury Department. S'me time thereafter, about the 15th of March, 1864, a number of shares in the New Orleans Gas-Light Company, belonging respectively to Mrs. Slocumb and her daughter Ida, were also seized by the quartermaster, who received dividends thereon amounting, on the stock of Mrs. Slocumb, to 468, anl on that of the daughter to $504. On being informed of these facts Mrs. Slocumb made repeated applications for permission to return to New Orleans, but permission was refused, and all the parties remained at their country seat until the close ol...
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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236513444
  • 9781236513441