The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry
when your Excellency bears in mind the fact that the bed of the Potomac,, and of course the bridge of this company which crosses it are within the limits of Maryland, and that this company is altogether powerless as a conservator of the peace, I feel confident that the suggestion of Gov. Wise will receive from your Excellency the consideration that it certainly deserves.
Any aid which this company may be able to afford your Excellency on this occasion will be promptly and very cheerfully rendered.
I have the honor to be,
With great respect,
Your very ob't serv't,
J. W. GARRETT, Pres't.
Annapolis, 22d October, 1859.
J. W. Garrett, Pres't:
Yours of yesterday's date to the Governor, has been received at this department, and will be handed immediately to him, upon his return from Cambridge, on the Eastern Shore.
R. D. SELLMAN,
H. Ferry, Oct. 22d, 1859—9.45 A. M.
W. P. Smith:
All is quiet. We had a guard of thirty (30) men on duty last night, which will be kept up at night for a time. I will leave here on the mail, unless you order me to remain. I feel satisfied matters are at an end, and will only require a few watchmen on the bridge for a short time.
A. P. SHUTT.
B. H. Richardson, Annapolis
Western Maryland Room, WCFL
22 x 14 cms
Maryland. General Assembly. Senate, 1860.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.), History; John Brown's Raid, 1859.
Harpers Ferry (WV), Washington County (Md.), 1859