The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry
Baltimore, Oct. 24, 1859.
A. M. Barbour,
Have tried to secure the best man for you, and if you can wait till mail train west, of Wednesday, he can go up. Major Shutt can hardly go up now, unless it is urgently necessary. Let me know if Wednesday morning will do, if not, I will get another for express to-morrow.
W. P. SMITH.
Baltimore, Oct. 25, 1859—9.11 A. M.
J. T. Crow,
Sun Building :
What are we to understand you will do about the letters to be used in the trial of the Harper's Ferry Rioters, which the President spoke of, for Governor Wise ? Please answer.
W. P. SMITH.
Baltimore, Oct. 25, 1859.
A. Hunter, Esq.:
Sir:—At the request of Governor Wise, of Virginia, President Garrett, of this Company, directed me to secure and send to you, for use in the prosecution of the rioters taken at Harper's Ferry, such letters and other papers as could be found in this city bearing upon the case.
I accordingly enclose herewith three letters, obtained from the "Clipper" newspaper office—viz.: a letter (without signature) dated at Akron, May 2d, 1859; a letter dated Philadelphia, June 6, '59, addressed to Alonzo G. Bradley, R. T. Stieffer; and another, dated at Hallowell, April 28th, 1858, addressed to "My Dear Brother" and signed "Lizzie." Upon inquiry at the offices of the "American," "Exchange" and "Sun" newspapers, I was informed that they did not have any letters or papers bearing upon the case, and that those they published were borrowed for that purpose from the office of the "Clipper."
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