Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Butler” in chapter 1.50 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...uch a thing.
Of course, it was thought by every one that on the receipt of the reply from Father O'Keefe General Butler would immediately order his arrest.
However, he did not. Years afterwards General Butler and Father O'Keefe met, and the interchange of telegrams between them was referred to.
I would have arrested you, said the General, but on account of the charitable works you were performing.
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