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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Pinkerton, Allan. 'Allan Pinkerton Agency (Report Furnished to William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: report]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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take steps to have Wm Stearn's [30] go to Baltimore and see the Superintendant of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road and say to him that in the event of this afternoon train on the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Rail Road, that the train on the Washington Branch Road should be delayed until the arrival of the train on the Philadelphia on account of important Government Dispatches being on said train. Mr. Felton said that he did not think it safe to entrust the Superintendant of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road of the fact that Mr. Lincoln was going through to-night, and that as the Telegraph Office of the Rail Road Company at Philadelphia, George Stearns could be instructed to Telegraph from Wilmington to Wm Stearns at Baltimore the time the train passed Wilmington, so that if the train was much behind time, Mr. Wm Stearns could go and see the Superintendant of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road any get an order to delay the train on the Washington Branch until the arrival of the Train on the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Rail Road, and that if the train was likely to be on time nothing need be said to the Superintendant of the Baltimore, and Ohio Rail Road.

Mr Felton said that he should like to have me call again at his office at 1.00. p.m. and meet Mr. Kinsey, [31] Master of Transportation of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Rail Road who would arrange to take this evening's train until the arrival of Mr. Lincoln and Myself.

On leaving Mr. Felton I went to the St Louis Hotel and received the following Notes and Telegram.

"Office of Adams Express Company,
"320 Chesnut Street
"Philadelphia _______186.

"I opened this to Burn's and it interests you more than him. I leave it with you"

H.S. [32]

"Westvilt [33] has gone to Harrisburg and the tel wire from N.Y. thro, will be watched lest a message be sent around via Buffalo."

Boston x x 11. N.D.

"G. H. Burn's
"Phila

"Tell Plums I had all Sumac [34] messages explainded, there are none that appear irregular — none from points along the route to any one party or to any parties in Baltimore except from Hood who has charge of trains. Is it possible that Plums has fallen on parties who are operating for the same object as himself and they are pumping each other. E. S. Sanford." [35]

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Pinkerton, Allan. 'Allan Pinkerton Agency (Report Furnished to William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: report]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon267.html
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