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Memoranda of Arrest of Gurden Pendleton, Stonington, Connecticut. From Record Book, U.S. Department of State, "Arrests for Disloyalty"

Gurden Pendleton was arrested February 4, 1862, by D. H. Carr, U. S. marshal of the district of Connecticut, at Stonington by order of the Secretary of State. Pendleton was a strong rebel sympathizer and did what he could to prevent the enlistment of men in the U. S. service. He made use of the following expressions in the most public manner on the 15th of January, to wit: "I hope to God that every Northern man who goes to fight the Southerners will be killed, and leave his bones to bleach there. This is a most unjust war against them. Your President Lincoln is a villain and a d__d liar," and much more to the same effect. Pendleton was taken before F. A. Palmer, notary public, where he took the oath of allegiance with stipulations that he was to hold no correspondence with persons residing in the insurgent States. He was thereupon released.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 346

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