Wednesday, November 23, 2022

William Preston Smith to James Post,* November 29, 1859

Cumberland Nov. 29th, 1859.
James Post,

We gave you the order to ride entirely on the authority of the State officers of Virginia, and cannot renew it without their express requisition to that effect.


* A detctive acting under military orders.

SOURCE: B. H. Richardson, Annapolis, Maryland, Publisher, Correspondence Relating to the Insurrection at Harper's Ferry, 17th October, 1859, p. 60

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