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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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Wednesday 20th February 1861.

H. H. L — Reports

We had breakfast at 7.00. a.m. after which we conversed some but nothing was said worthy of note. Just before dinner a stranger came and asked if he could have something to eat. Mr. Taylor said that dinner would soon be ready and asked him to wait, which the stranger said he would do.

At 2.00. p.m. we all sat down to dinner, when the stranger told us that he was a Minister, and was going to preach at a place some six miles from Perrymansville — also that he had lost some money in Philadelphia. After he had finished eating his dinner he told Mr. Taylor that he could not pay him for he had no money, and asked if he (Mr. Taylor) would take a pledge, or wait until he (the stranger) got the money, when he would sent it — said that his name was "Jones," and that he was from Louisville, Kentucky: that he travelled from place to place preaching &c.

Mr. Taylor was very indignant at the way the stranger had managed to get his dinner, and said that was what he called sneaking mean: that the man had not better come to his place again, for he would not fare quite so well if he did. Mr Taylor went on to say that he believed this man had plenty of money, and reckoned that all he came in the country for, was to have the Slaves rise up against their Masters, and he hoped no more would come.

After the 6.30 p.m. Train had passed, Mrs. Taylors little boy picked up some cards which he brought into the house. Mrs. Taylor remarked that she thought it very strange that they should be thrown of here. I replied to this — that persons got tired playing sometimes, and would throw them out of the window when they did not want them any more.

We had two strangers at supper, and remarks were made about the Preacher who dined with us. During the evening Mr. Taylor came into the house and said that he was going to Havre-de-Grace in the morning to make arrangements about getting his Mother-in-Law to live with him the rest of her life. Nothing more transpired worthy of note — At 9:45. p.m. I went to bed.

Thursday 21st February 1861.

A. P— Reports

Thursday 21st February 1861. [53]

I went to breatfast at 7.00. a.m. and at 8.45. a.m. I called at No 413 Prune Street, and saw Mr Burn's. I requested him to telegraph Mr. Judd who was with the Presidential Party, and who could be reached at either Newark or Trenton, New Jersey, and say to him (Judd) that I was in Philadelphia and would see him this evening.

At 9.10 — a.m. I met Mr. Felton at the La Pierre House, and walked with him to the Depot of the Philadelphia, Willmington and Baltimore Rail Road. Whilst walking with Mr. Felton, and after arriving at his Office, I made a full Report of
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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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