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The Daily Dispatch: March 21, 1863., [Electronic resource] 13 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 27, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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by that order was enacted this morning, and the soul of the rash and guilty man stands now before its Maker.--I was with the doomed man frequently previous to his execution, and obtained from him some particulars of his life, which, as this is the first instance in the history of our country where a man has received the punishment of death for treason, will possess a strong interest for your readers. On Thursday night, Capt. Stafford, Assistant Provost Marshal, acting in place of Col. J. H. French, who was confined to the house by sickness, waited on Mumford and read to him the General's order for his execution on the second morning following. He also urged the prisoner with great earnestness not to indulge in the hope of a reprieve, but to devote the short time left him to reeking the intersession of for men. Mumford listened to him with respectful attention, but maintained the most stolid composure, merely protesting his perfect innocence of the charge against him. The n
om they regard as spies. The second charge is that Mr. Soule was the author of the insolent letter sent by the late Mayor to Commodore Farragut, and is the principal supporter of the rebellion in this city. Having obtained full evidence of the above charges, the General issued the following order to Colonel French, Provost Marshal, and directed him to send one of his most competent deputies to make the arrest: Headq'rs Department of the Gulf, New Orleans. May 28, 1862. To Jones H. French, Provost Marshal of New Orleans: Sir.--You are hereby directed immediately to arrest and place in safe confinement the person of Pierre Soule, of this city, and there hold him until he can be transferred by a safe transport to Fort Warren, Mass. By order of Major-Gen. Butler. P. Haggerty, Capt. and Aide-de-camp. Capt. Connant, late of the 31st Massachusetts regiment, now a Deputy Provost Marshal, was entrusted with the delicate business. He called at the office