Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Payne” in chapter 1.41 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:

...pped to New England by Butler and other officers to their homes. This is probably the origin of the story of General Butler and the spoons. They were never recovered, and it was many years before Mr. Payne regained possession of his home in New Orleans. Within the two years after the beginning of the war Mr. Payne found himself stripped of every earthly possession of value and in debt over $700,000...
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