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The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry

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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.
Respectfully, &c,
Private Secretary.


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.


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B. H. Richardson, Annapolis


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

Original Size:
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

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

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