The seized Muskets again
--A Portion of Them Still Retained.
--The thirty-eight cases, containing nine hundred and fifty rifles, recently seized by order of Police Superintendent Kennedy
, while being shipped on board the steamer Monticello
, and taken to the Arsenal Seventh avenue, on the specious plea that they were ‘"contraband of war,"’ have not all been delivered up, as was at first reported, that officer still retaining ten cases, which he says he will not deliver until compelled by due process of law.--The other twenty-eight cases, worth $8,500--of which we shall speak hereafter — were delivered to the rightful owner on Thursday last.
The arms now held by Superintendent Kennedy
, it is said, are the property of Rob. Toombs, Jr.
, of Georgia
The twenty-eight cases which were delivered up on Thursday last were, soon after their seizure, claimed by Wm. H. Callender
, in behalf of an arms manufacturing company of Hartford, Conn.
, as their agent.
was waited upon and peaceable delivery of the goods was demanded, but he declined.
then applied on Thursday, the 7th inst., to the Superior Court in this city, for a writ of replevin, which was immediately granted, and the process placed in the hands of Deputy Sheriff Thomas Dunlop
, for execution.
The same day Sheriff Dunlop
waited upon Superintendent Kennedy
, showing him the legal document calling for the delivery of the muskets.
immediately wrote an order on Commissary Gen. Welch
to deliver the muskets named in the writ marked L., and the ‘"contraband goods"’ were taken from the Seventh avenue Arsenal to a storehouse down town, and there placed in the possession of their rightful owners.
We learn that they have since been placed on board a Southern bound vessel, and are now on their way to their original destination.-- N. Y. Herald.