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The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry


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Cumberland, November 29th, 1859—7.36 P. M.

O. Hoblitzell

If there are more than nine cars needed in morning, send two engines, putting soldiers on first train, with orders to flag the other and run prompt on mail time. If there are any emigrants or many troops from Washington at Relay, there maybe over nine trains required. Watch train's departure, to-morrow, and telegraph me all about it at Piedmont, saying whether there is any crowd besides soldiers on board.
W. P. SMITH.

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Cumberland, Nov. 27, 1859—7.48 P. M.

O. Hoblitzell

Telegraph W. W. Shore, New York, only this, viz: Virginia authorities to-day proclaim that no visitors will be permitted to witness the execution.
W. P. SMITH.

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Baltimore, Nov. 29, 1859—8 P. M.

W. P. Smith,Cumberland :

Your's received and acted upon.
Col. Lee has decided to take all the troops (252) to Harper's Ferry, and will command them himself. Will send soldiers on first train with orders for it to flag the second and run on prompt mail time.
Will not have any emigrants, and have no notice of troops from Washington, but will look out for this. Will agents, &c, be notified of this train by yourself, or Mr. Diffey, or shall I do so ?
O. HOBLITZELL.

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Baltimore, Nov. 29, 1859—8.20 P. M.

W. W. Shore, Daily Times, New York:

Virginia authorities to-day proclaim that no visitors will be permitted to witness execution.
       W. P. SMITH.




ID:
wcjbi061

Page #:
61

Creator:
B. H. Richardson, Annapolis

Date:
1860

Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

Original Size:
22 x 14 cms

Contributor:
Maryland. General Assembly. Senate, 1860.

Subject:
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.), History; John Brown's Raid, 1859.

Coverage:
Harpers Ferry (WV), Washington County (Md.), 1859

 
 
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100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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