War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0831 SUSPECTED AND DILSOYAL PERSONS.

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SEPTEMBER 19, 1861.

Mr. MUNSON. *

DEARSIR: I can not and will not co- operate with you in your schemes against the north for aid of the rebels and you will therfore save yourself any further trouble upon the subject. My sentiments are purely Union and nothing else.

Yours, &c.,

F. WYATT.

PHILADELPHIA, September 20, 1861.

SECRETARY OF STATE:

Please send me an order to arrest and convey to Fort Lafayette James M. Haig, F. Wyatt and William Gilchrist for supplying ammunion to the rebels. All right. I have full evidence. Do it immediately.

WILLIAM MILLWARD,

U. S. Marshal.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, September 20, 1861.

WILLIAM MILLWARD, U. S . Marshal, Philadelphia:

Arrest James M. Haig, F. Wyatt and William Gilchrist and send them to Fort Lafayette, N. Y.

WILLIAM H. S3EWARD.

PHILADELPHIA, September 20, 1861.

W. H. SEWARD:

Wyatt and Gilchrist are arested. They are contractorzs fort he Confederacy. The proof is positivbe.

L. C. BAKER.

FORT McHENRY, September 21, 1861.

WILLIAM H. SEWARD:

* * * Haig has been arrested. I had to send to Philadelphia to take him. * * *

JOHN A. DIX.

PHILADELPHIA, September 21, 1861.

Honorable W. H. SEWARD.

DEAR SIR: My time has been so much taken up with the ate important arrests in this city that it has been impossible as yet to make any detiled statmeents as to the several parties arrested. I have had a long conversation to- day with MJames M. Haig. He has given me the names of a large number of persons in Blatimore, Philadelphia and New York who are engaged in purachesing and forwarding cotraband goods on alarge scale. Some of these peersons ae filling contracts at this time for our Government. There was a company formed composed of leading baqnkers and merchants for the purchase of $300,000 worth of goods. The steamer is purchased and was to clear for Claifornia

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*Munson was an assumed name of Colonel L. C. Baker, a Government agent. See Gilchrist to Archibald, October 6.

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