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The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry

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Baltimore, Nor. 21st, 1859.

Hon. Henry A. Wise,
Governor of Virginia, Charlestown, Va.

The telegraphic agents of Associated Press sent your remarks, as reported in to-day's Baltimore American, which I sent you, to the entire Eastern and I believe, the Southern press.
I send you New York papers by morning train to-morrow. Our agents at Wheeling, Benwood and Moundsville have all made full and diligent inquiry, and report by telegraph to-night, that so far they have seen nothing of suspicious men, or other indications of a gathering to rescue the prisoners.


Baltimore, Nov. 21, 1859.

F. J. McCaffrey, Benwood :

Have prompt and full enquiry made at Bellaire as to rumored concentration there of men from Kansas, &c, to attempt a rescue of Brown and other State prisoners, at Charlestown, and advise me fully.


Benwood, Nov. 21st, 1859—4.18 P. M.

W. P. Smith:

I went over to Bellaire this morning, and made every enquiry confidentially in relation to your dispatch. I saw Col. Sullivan and Mr. Morris, who know nothing of even sympathy with the friends of Brown and other State prisoners. There are no strangers at Bellaire, and I have the promise of Col. Sullivan, who visits the country towns of Ohio on business during the next two days, that he will post me immediately of the least suspicious appearances
There are no sympathizers even, with the State prisoners at Bellaire.
       F. J. MCCAFFREY.


Harper's Ferry, November 21, 1859.

J. T. England, Agent, Camden Station.

Send on mail train in the morning four extra cars to take the troops from here.


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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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