|Hugh Maxwell was collector at the port of New York, 1849-53. DAB, 12:441.|
|On March 3, 1863, Congress passed a bill "to prevent and punish Frauds upon the Revenue." Statutes at Large, 12:737-42.|
|George Denison (d. 1876), a native of Massachusetts and possibly Chase's cousin, headed the naval office within the New York Custom House. New York Times, Feb. 16, 1876; Register of Officers ( 1863), 81; George Denison to Chase, Nov. 21, 1843, Nov. 19, 1846, Aug. 22, 1861 ( Chase Papers, L.C.).|
|Reports of irregularities emerged as early as November 15, when the New York Times published notice of "gross dishonesties and frauds" in the custom house. In 1863, congressional investigations of the custom house implicated Henry B. Stanton, deputy collector, and Barney himself for selling special favors. William J. Hartman, "Politics and Patronage: The New York Custom House, 1852-1902" (Ph.D. diss., Columbia University, 1952), 100-102; New York Times, Nov. 15, 1862.|
Autograph letter. Benjamin F. Butler Papers, Library of Congress (micro 23:0829).
Washington Novr. 14 1862
My dear General,
I have been waiting, in order to reply satisfactorily to your letter stating fully your action in relation to trade with persons in rebel lines,1
with black soldiers and asked Chase to support his request for permission to raise more troops. Butler to Chase, Oct. 22, 1862 ( Chase Papers, L.C.). for
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