The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry
Martinsburg, Nov. 30, 1859—12.55 P. M.
J. W. Garrett.
I have called on the officer in command here, in regard to the release of the passengers, who were arrested on Express train east this morning. He says he cannot release them until he received orders from Gen. Taliaferro, who described the persons, and gave peremptory orders to have them arrested.
He has dispatched to the General at Charlestown, and is waiting a reply. I will let you know the result as early as possible.
W. A. GORTON.
Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1859—2.20 P. M.
J. T. Quynn, Frederick
Gov. Wise, of Virginia, has desired us to sell no tickets to Harper's Ferry, by our trains of to-morrow, Thursday, December 1st, and as we are anxious to avoid any trouble in connection with the execution at Charlestown, you are hereby instructed not to sell tickets to the Ferry on the day named. Of course, if any citizen of Frederick or vicinity, of known character, wishes to go, you can give necessary orders for the sale of tickets. It will, however, be unsafe for persons to go there as the authorities have given orders for arrest of all parties, strangers, and not bearing papers vouching for them. Answer.
W. P. SMITH
Cumberland, November 30, 1859
J. B. Ford, Wheeling,
Company has agreed with Hon. A. Hunter, representing Governor of Virginia, that all male passengers who leave Wheeling, Benwood, or Moundsville, on mail to-night, and the trains for to-morrow and to-morrow night for points near Harper's Ferry, must bear your written certificate that they are known to you or the Agents at M. and B. as responsible persons travelling on legitimate pursuits. These permits must not exceed sixty in all, and are not to be required of the legitimate through travel to the East, or parties who may bear the State's authority.
This matter must be looked to very carefully and thorough-
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