ectfully, Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding.
War Records, Vol. XV., p. 514.
headquarters Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, La., July 2, 1862. Hon. Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury:
Sir:--Will be found inclosed herewith minutes of the doings of a commission to inquire into the seizure of the specie of Same treasury notes above mentioned, and a like amount of bullion to await the decision. Benjamin F. Butler, Major-General Commanding.
Shortly after, I sent to Mr. Chase the sum of $245,760, being the amount of Confederate funds paid over in cash by the several banks.
I specified the source from which the money came — Confederathat does this mean?
Seward at Washington, pp. 146, 147.
Preston King, who was there, explained to the President.
Thereupon such proceedings were had that Chase, who was supposed to be a leader of the radical party in the Cabinet, also was persuaded to resign.
Then, both the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of
Charlestown, opposed to annexation act, 1000-1002.
Charleston Mercury edited Clapp, former teacher of Butler, 56; blockade runners enter harbor, 849.
Chase, Judge, reference to, 929.
Chase, Salmon P., Secretary of Treasury, consultations with, 222-223, 240; acknowledges Butler's financial ability, 517-518; receives fuChase, Salmon P., Secretary of Treasury, consultations with, 222-223, 240; acknowledges Butler's financial ability, 517-518; receives funds from Butler, 520; Lincoln persuades him to withdraw resignation, 537; presidential aspirations of, 631-633; letter in regard to bonds, 936; reply, 936; three year seven-thirty treasury notes, 937; report on finance, 948; in the Farragut prize case, 1010-1012.
Chattanooga, battle of, reference to, 715.
Chemistry, Butler's, 577-579; unwilling to punish desertion with death, 579-580; minor references to, 141, 500; interview with upon return from New Orleans, 533; persuades Seward and Chase to withdraw resignations, 537; offers Butler Grant's command on the Mississippi, 549, 551; asks Butler to enroll slaves, 568,570; the unwise clemency of, 620; give