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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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Friday 1st. March 1861 — A. F. C. — Reports —

Hillard and I got up at 7.30. a.m., he going to get breakfast as he said, and I went to Mann's Restaurant and got mine — after which I went to the Office and wrote my report, and then returned to my room at 10.30. a.m.

At 11.30. a.m. Hillard came to my room, Nothing of note transpired, and at 12.30. p.m. we left the room, he starting for his boarding House, and I for Mann's Restaurant for dinner. At 1.30. p.m. Hilliard came to the room, I having returned from dinner.

In conversation Hillad said "Some Detectives have got in with the Naitional Volunteers," and he continued "Did you read where they (the Detectives), Said that every man of the National Volunteers had to take an oath to kill Lincoln if they could?" I replied that I did not read it, but could not believe it was so. He said that they (the Volunteers) had taken such an oath," and added "I need not do it, because I have withdrawn, but I can exercise my own pleasure about it" — and that "the members are bound to Kill Lincoln yet, if the oppertunity presented itself," "I have not the right" said he, "to tell you this, but as the thing has leaked out, it is no harm to mention it to you — the Committee are to hold a meeting to-night.

We left my room to-gether at 4.30. p.m. and went up Holliday Street to the corner of Baltimore Street, where I excused myself saying to Hillard that I had some little matter to attend to, and then left him and went to the Office to fill an appointment with Mr. P—.

On arriving at the Office I received orders from Mr. P— to go to Washington on Monday the 4th instant. I then returned to my room at 6.00. p.m. and found Hillard there. He was very anxious for me to go in the evening with him and visit his sister, a married lady about 40 years old, whose name I do not recollect, but I excused myself on the plea of indisposition, for the reason that I did not consider that my business called me there.

Hillard remarked that the New York Herald said that May be Lincoln would not be inaugerated yet. We remained at my room during the evening, and went to bed at about midnight. Hillard said that he was determined to go to Washington with me on Monday; that he was bound to see Lincoln Inaugerated — He drinks as much as usual.

Conspiracy — To assassinate [50]
Police Pinkerton
Head Quarters.
National Volunteer's.

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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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