The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry
Baltimore, Dec. 3, 1859.
J. P. Shutt: Harper's Ferry.
We think in view of the excitement still prevailing at Harper's Ferry, and vicinity, and of the possibility of the authorities of Virginia having occasion to consult with you at any moment, that they would not be satisfied for you to be out of reach to-morrow.
Under the circumstances, therefore, we should prefer not to give them any cause of complaint by your leaving at this time.
We hope to be able to relieve you entirely in a few days.
W. P. SMITH.
December 4, 1859.
J. L. Davis, Q. M. Gen.:
We will send a train to Charlestown this (Sunday) at 4 P. M., to transport two hundred and twenty-five troops to Richmond, to have them connect with the early train South in the morning.
A. P. SHUTT, Special Agent, Harper's Ferry.
Harper's Ferry, Sunday, Dec. 4, 9 o'clock, P. M.
T. H. Parsons, Agent Balto. & O. R. R., Washington.
We want two largest four-horse wagons to convey baggage : and breakfast for two hundred on steamboat.
WM. G ALLAN, Qr. Master, 1st Reg't Va. Vols.
Charlestown, Dec. 10, 1859.
John W. Garrett, Pres't B. & O. R. R. Co.
In a conference I have just had with Gen. Taliaferro, commanding the troops here, he desires me to say, that nothing but the extreme pressure of his public duties has prevented
B. H. Richardson, Annapolis
Western Maryland Room, WCFL
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Maryland. General Assembly. Senate, 1860.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.), History; John Brown's Raid, 1859.
Harpers Ferry (WV), Washington County (Md.), 1859