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The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry


Oct 17, 1859 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



number one hundred or more ? What is their object ? Let me know at once before we proceed to extremities.
W. P. SMITH.

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Ellicott's Mills, March, 17th, 1859. 11 A. M.

W. P. Smith.       

My dispatch was not exaggerated, neither was it written under excitement as you suppose. I have not made it half as bad as it is. The Captain told me, that his object was to liberate all the slaves, and that he expected a reinforcement of 1500 men to assist him. Hayward, the negro porter, was shot through the body, and I suppose by this time, is dead. The Captain also said, he did not want to shed any more blood.
I will call at your office immediately on my arrival, and tell you all. One of my passengers was taken prisoner and held as such for some time. I will bring him to see you also.
A.J. PHELPS.

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Frederick, Oct. 17th, 1859—10 o'clock, A. M.

W. P. Smith :

The military here are in arms. Can I send them up to Harper's Ferry?
JOHN T. QUYNN.

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Baltimore, October 17th, 1859.
10.20 A. M.

To Jno. T. Quynn, Frederick

We believe the reports from Ferry to be much exaggerated. Do not send a train with troops, unless upon the formal requisition of an authorized officer at Harper's Ferry. Should you get this, act promptly.
W. P. SMITH.

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Frederick, Oct. 17.

To the Baltimore Newspaper Press :

Information has been received here this morning of a formidable negro insurrection at Harper's Ferry. An armed




ID:
wcjbi006

Page #:
6

Creator:
B. H. Richardson, Annapolis

Date:
1860

Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

Original Size:
22 x 14 cms

Contributor:
Maryland. General Assembly. Senate, 1860.

Subject:
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.), History; John Brown's Raid, 1859.

Coverage:
Harpers Ferry (WV), Washington County (Md.), 1859

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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