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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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had Telegraphed to us in Chicago that he would be in Columbus, Ohio, to-day. I replied that I left before this Dispatch was received. He spoke very feelingly of A.P. and said they had trained in the same school to-gether.

I then shook hands with Judd, and left for the Rail Road Depot, as I had been told a train left for Chicago at 9.00. a.m. On arriving at the Depot I learned that the morning train had left at 5.40. a.m. and that the next train left at 7.35. P.m. so I remained in town and saw the train leave with the President-Elect, and suite on board.

In buying my ticket I had to use some Eight Dollars of Illinois bills, [12] for which I had to allow fifteen per cent before I could get my ticket. I left at 7.35. p.m. for Chicago —

Friday 15th February 1861.

A. P— Reports

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These opinions pleased Luckett [13] very highly, and he d—d Governor Hicks for the course he had taken, and alluded to the fact that the Legislature of Maryland had called a Convention in despite of the opposition of the Governor. [14] Mr. Luckett said that he was elected a member of that Convention which meets in Baltimore next Monday, that he was elected by the whole vote of his county but two, and that after a full and [15] expression of his views for immediate secession, Mr. Luckett said that he told the meeting which elected him, that this was not a time for men to be elected who would falter in doing their duty; that the responsibility attending on the members of the convention were of such a nature as required men only to be elected who would not hesitate if necessary to peril their lives for the rights of Maryland and the Southern Confederacy — and said that the time was now come for us to act; talking was now at an end — it was action which was necessary, and that action must be soon — No Hesitancy — If people or Governors, or Presidents, called it Treason — which they would after Lincoln is inaugerated — let them call it Treason, but let us act; Mr. Luckett said that the Maryland Convention would appoint a Committee to confer with the convention at Richmond Virginia, and that when Virginia Seceded Maryland would, and that then the District of Columbia having originally been [blank space] to the United States of America specially as a Capitol so long as the United States existed — and now as that Union had ceased to exist, the District [blank space] to the original owners, and that then Maryland and Virginia would take it, let the consequences be what they may; that those two States could concentrate a Hundred Thousand men around the Capitol in a very short time, and then see where General Scott would be.

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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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