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In New York City, prominent Catholic editor James A. McMaster arrested and his journal suspended

New York City, 1850s, detail
09/16/1861
After just three issues of James A. McMaster's new Catholic journal called the Freeman's Appeal, all largely critical of the Lincoln Administration, Secretary of State Seward ordered the U.S. Marshal in New York, Robert Murray, to arrest McMaster and suspend its publication.  McMaster was imprisoned at Fort Lafayette in New York Harbor.  He was freed on October 23, 1861 after taking a loyalty oath but did not resume publishing till April 1862.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Mary A. Kwitchen, James Alphonsus McMaster: A Study in American Thought (Washington DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1949), 127-131. 

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