Anti-Semitic General Benjamin Butler: The Jews "Betrayed Their Savior," He Writes in 1862, "& Also Have Betrayed Us"
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Called on Provost Marshal Dro[...] twice in reference to this matter but did not find Mr. Dro[...] in & finally concluded nothing could be done. Papers enclosed herein are among closed criminal cases endorsed Maas.
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Headquarters Department of the Gulf,
New Orleans, October 23rd 1862.
U.S. District Attorney
I forward you a translation of a letter from one Schaffter, whom I have arrested, to Zachrisson who is engaged in smuggling arms into Charleston and Mobile through Nassau. He had a branch of his house conducted by one Maas at 36 Beaver St, New York. They are Jews who betrayed their Savior; & also have betrayed us. I think the traitors should be arrested and dealt with there as I have dealt with them here - by imprisoning the man and confiscating the property[.]
I have the honor to be
Your Obd't Servant
BENJ. F. BUTLER