The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry
lar attention to having them forwarded with all possible dispatch, and that there may be no delay by reason of non-payment of freight in advance, as we cannot provide for it in all cases ? The Governor will promptly pay all charges upon your certificate.
W. H. RICHARDSON,
OFFICE BALT. & O. R. R. Co.
11th Nov., 1859.
W. H. Richardson, A. G.
The President directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 9th inst., and to inform you that prompt attention has been paid to your request. All packages received have been forwarded, this company paying the freight and charges incurred on them to this point; and any others coming forward will meet with similar attention and dispatch.
W. P. SMITH.
Baltimore, Nov. 15, 1859.
Baltimore, Nov. 12, 1859.
Hon. Andrew Hunter,
Dear Sir:—The President has handed me your letter of 20th inst., concerning precautions against an expected attempt at rescue of the State prisoners at Charlestown. He desires me to say to you for him, that the matter will receive our most thorough attention.
He further says that we have and shall continue to decline all requests looking to excursions or reduction of fare to parties proposing to attend the execution, offers for which have been made from Boston and elsewhere. We will arrange to advise you by Express, from Harper's Ferry, should occasion require.
Very respectfully and truly yours,
W. P. SMITH, Master of Transportation.
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