War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0751 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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NEW YORK, September 10, 1861.

Hon. W. H. SEWARD:

I have arrested John K. Millner on the charge of purchasing a patent for rifling cannon for the rebels. The machine was to have been shipped South this evening. What shall I do?

ROBERT MURRAY,

U. S. Marshal.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 10, 1861.

ROBERT MURRAY, U. S. Marshal, New York:

Send John K. Millner to Fort Lafyette.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

NEW YORK, September 11, 1861.

Hon. W. H. SEWARD:

Robert R. Walker, of Brooklyn, the partner of Millner in the rifle gun transaction, is in custody. What shall be [done] with him?

JOHN A. KENNEDY,

Superintednent.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 12, 1861.

ROBERT MURRAY, U. S. Marshal, New York:

Arrest Bethel Burton and taken him to Fort Lafayette.

W. H. SEWARD.

NEW YORK, September 12, 1861.

Hon. WILLIAM H. SEWARD:

I have arrested Bethel Burton, the person that sold the patent to Millner to make the rifle gun. What shall I do?

ROBERT MURRAY,

U. S. Marshal.

NEW YORK, September 12, 1861.

Hon. WILLIAM H. SEWARD:

I have arrested B. F. Corlies on the charge of printing bank bills for the rebels. The evidence against him in conclusive. What shall I do?

ROBT. BURRAY,

U. S. Marshal.

U. S. MARSHAL'S OFFICE, New York, September 12, 1861.

Hon. WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State, Washington.

SIR: In obedience to your orders I have arrested John K. Millner and Marcus Cicero Stanely,* who are now at Fort Lafayette. I have also made every effort to arrest the president of the Bank of the Republic but am afraid the brid has flown. Inclosed you will please

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*See p. 766 for case of Stanley.

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