War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0393 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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And that the said Richard Thomas, being an inhabitant of and resident within the United States of America, and under the protection of the laws of the United States of America and owing allegiance and fidelity to the United States of America, not weighting the duty of his said allegiance but wickedly divising and intending the peace and tranquility of the United States of America to disturb, and by all the means in his power to aid and assist the aforesaid evil-disposed persons and bodies of men so as aforesaid levying war, insurrection and rebellion against the United States of America and being enemies of the United States of America in the prosecution of the said war, insurrection and rebellion against the United States of America, on the said 28th day of JUne, in the year of our Lord 1861, he the said Richard Thomas with force and arms at the district aforesaid maliciously and traitorously did adhere to and give adi and comfort to the said evildisposed persons then and there being enemies of the United States of America levying war, insurrection and rebellion against the United States of America.

And that the said Richard Thomas in the prosecution, performance and execution of his, the said Richard Thomas' treason and traitorous adhering aforesaid and to fulfil, perfect and bring the same to effect, he the said Richard Thomas as such traitor as aforesaid during the said war, insurrection and rebellion, to wit, on the day and year aforesaid at the district aforesaid and within the jurisdiction of this court and of the circuit court of the United States for the fourth circuit in and for the Maryland district, with a great multitude of persons (whose names to the jurors aforesaid are at present unknown) to the number of thirty persons and upward armed and arrayed in a warlike manner-that is to say with guns, pistols, swords, bowie knives and other warlike weapons-being then and there maliciously, unlawfully and traitorously assembled and gathered together did falsely and traitorously join and assemble themselves together agais the United States of America, and then and there with force and arms did falsely and traitorously and in a hostile and warlike manner arary and dispose themselves against the United States of America.

And on the said 28th day of June, in the year of the Lord 1861, at the district aforesaid and within the jurisdiction of this court and of the circuit court of the United States for the fourth circuit in and for the Maryland district, and in pursuance of such their traitorous intentions aforesaid, he the said Richard Thomas with the said persons so as aforesaid traitorously assembled, armed and arrayed in manner aforesaid, most wickedly, maliciously and traitorously did ordain, prepare and levy war against the United States of America.

And further to perfect, fulfill and bring to effect the said treason and traitorous adhering of him, the said Richard Thomas, he the said Richard Thomas with divers other false traitors to the number of twenty and upward on the day and year aforesaid at the district aforesaid, with force and arms did seize, take, capture and carry away a certain steam-boat then and there being called the Saint Nicholas, together with a valuable cargo of merchandise then and there being on board of said steam-boat (the said steam-boat and cargo then and there being the property of loyal citizens of the United States whose names to the jurors aforesaid are unknown) with the intent that the said steam-boat and cargo should be used in carrying on the war, insurrection and rebellion as aforesaid levied and carried on against the United States, and did deliver said steam-boat and cargo to the said evil-disposed