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Memoranda of Arrest of Thomas Mathews, Olney IL. From Record Book, U.S. Department of State, "Arrests for Disloyalty."

Thomas Mathews was arrested by order of the Secretary of State at Olney, Ill., January 28, 1862, by the U. S. marshal of that State and conveyed to Fort Lafayette. He was charged with having been engaged with others in carrying on a contraband trade with the rebels in Kentucky, furnishing them with rifles and medicines. U. S. Marshal Phillips, of Illinois, states in a letter addressed to the Secretary of State January 24, 1862, that the evidence of the guilty practices of Mathews and his associates is clear and unquestionable. The said Thomas Mathews remained in custody at Fort Lafayette February 15, 1862, when in conformity with the order of the War Department of the preceding day he was transferred to the charge of that Department. (Ordered released February 21, 1862. Released on parole February 22, 1862.)
Source: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 343

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