The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry
ly, as all who are not properly provided, are liable to arrest and imprisonment on attempting to stop at Martinsburg or Harper's Ferry during the present excitement. Your own signature must be appended to all.
Direct conductors to telegraph me at length, on line or at Baltimore, from several points.
W. P. SMITH.
Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1859.
T. H. Parsons—Washington, D. C ,
J.M. Lowe—Washington Junction,
G. S. Koontz—Ellicott's Mills,
W. A. Gorton—Martinsburg,
L. G. Boehm—Cumberland,
L. E. Randall—Piedmont.
Upon request of authorities of the State of Virginia, we have concluded to sell no tickets by trains of Thursday and Friday—1st and 2nd of December, to any point between Monocacy and Cumberland. Of course we are willing to accommodate the regular travel, or persons having legitimate business between the points indicated, and will allow tickets to be sold to such.
You will act carefully in accordance with these instructions.
W. P. SMITH,
Master of Transportation.
Martinsburg, November 30, 1859—5,40 P. M.
J. W. Garrett
The officer in command here has sent a special messenger to General Taliaferro, at Charlestown, in regard to the passengers under arrest here. The messenger will return some time during the night. There is nothing further can be done until orders are received from Charlestown.
W. A. GORTON.
Rowlesburg, Nov. 30th, 1859.—6.45 P. M.
J. W. Garrett.
Your full dispatch received and understood. Have either personally seen or arranged to see, all agents on West end of
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