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WHOLE NO. 8446. MORNING EDITION-FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1859. PRICE TWO CENTS 'HE HARPER'S FERRY OUTBREAK. erbatim Report of the Questioning of Old Brown by Senator Mason, Congressman VaDandigham, and Others.

Le Eefoaee to Disclose the Names of his Abettors, but Confesses to Interviews with Joshua R. Giddings, and Endorses Gerrit Smith's Letter. Je Declares that he Received his Wounds After Surrendering. IS STATEMENT TO THE HERALD REPORTER. jhe Slavery Question Had Cmm ay for Mttonctt Sooner than the OsuUwn People Calculate on.

1m Property of Slaveholders to have been Confiscated. IHJTARY ORDERS FROM GOV. WISE. is Mortified at the Disgrace Brought on the Magasine. OTTER FROM fiERRIT SMITH TO CAPT.

BROWN. jhe AboliHoniat and Black Republican Prone ea the Outbreak, Ac. FROM OUR SPECIAL REPORTER. Hums'! Fmmmy, Oct. 19,1860, Brown," or "Ossawattomie Brown," he Is ofteu lied; the hero of doaen flgnta or bo with the "border ffians" of Missouri, in the days of "bleeding Kansas," the head and front of this commander the abolition filibuster army.

His wounds, which at were supposed to be mortal, turn out to be mere Vsh wounds and scratches, not at all dangerous In their Aaracter. He has been removed, together with Stevens, the other wounded prisoner, from tho engine room I the office of the armory, and they now lie on thefloor, miserable shake downs, covered with some old 'ddtng. Brown is fifty five years of age, rgther small slsed, with and restless gray eyes, and a grlssly beard hd hair. He is a wiry, active man, and should the Ightest chance for an escape be afforded, there Is no iubt that be will yet give his captors much trouble. His for is matted and tangled, and nis race, hands and clothes smooched and smeared with blood.

Oninnai Tm ted that he would exclude all visiters from the room If wounded men were annoyed or pained by them, but -own said he was by no means the contrary was glad to be able to make himself and hit motives understood. He converses freely, fluently and without the slightest manifestation of fear or 1 (easiness, evidently weighing well his words, and poeLssing a good command of language. His manner Is and affable, and he appears to make a favorable (precision upon Us auditory, which, during most of the yesterday, averaged about ten or adoten men. When I arrived in the armory, shortly after o'clock in the afternoon, Brown was angering put to him by Senator Mason, who had at arrived from his residence at miles riant, Col. Faulkner, member of Congress, who lives a few miles off, Mr.

Vallandtgham, member of Graces of Ohio, and several other distinguished gentlemen. following is a verbatim report of the covorsatton Mr. you tell us, at least, who furnishod oney for your expedition Mr. furnished most of it mysdf. I cannot (plicate others.

It is by my own folly that I have been jjken. I could easily have saved myself from It had exercised my own better judgment, rather than yielded my fee bugs. Mr. mean if you had eaShped immedi'ely Mr. I had the means to make myself scire without any crcapc, but I ud myself to be sur, iunded by a force by being too tardy.

Mr. in getting a way? Mr. should have gone away, but I tid thirty odd prisoners, whose wives and daughrs were in tears for their safety, and I felt for rem. Besides, 1 wanted to allay the- fears of ose who believed we ejime here to burn and il. For this reason I allowed tho train to cross tho idge, and gave them full liberty to pass on.

I did It ily to spare the feelings of those passengers and their milice, and to allay the apprehensions that yon had got ere in your vicinity a band of men who had no regard life and property, nor any feeling of humanity. Mr. you killed some people passing along I streets quietly. Mr. 11, sir, If there was anything of that nd done, it was without my knowledge.

Your own tisens, who were my prisoners, will you that 1-ery possible means were taken to prevent it did not allow my men to flro, nor even to return flro, when there was danger of killing thoee regarded as Innooent persons, if I could help it They ill tell you that we allowed ourselves to be fired at -atedly and did not return it A is not so. You killed an unarmed an nt the oorner of the house over there (at the water nk) and another besides. Mr. here, my friend, ttla useless to dls( or contradict the report of your own neighbors Who kere my prisoners. Mr.

you would tell us who sent you here? ho provided the would be Information of me value. I Mr. will answer freely and faithfully about hat concerns will answer anything I can with but not about others. Mr. Vaixandioram (member of Congress from Ohio, 1 ho bad Just Brown, who sent you here i Mr.

sum sent me here; it was my own ((tripling and that of my Maker, or that of the devil, hlch ever you please to ascribe It to. I acknowledge no an in human form. Mr. you get up the expedition uirselfV Mr. did.

Mr. you get up this document that is Is lied a constitution Mr. did. They are a constitution and of my own contrivlrg and getting qp. Mr.

long have jou been engaged this busincw Mr. the braktdg out of tho difficulties in insas. Four nf my had gone there to settle, and I ry induced me to go. I did not go there to settle but cause of tho MMHm Mr. many are engaged with yos In this I ire Blent I ask those questions for our own safety.

Mr. questions that I can honorably answer i rill, not otherwlso. fit') tor as I am myself concerned I vo told everything truthfully. I value my word, sir. Mr.

was yovr object la coming? Mr. came to free the and only it. YotiNO Man (in the unityrnf of a volunteer compa- I i low many men In all had you? dr. enme to Virginia with eighteen men only, rides myself. I In tho world did you suppose yon 1 Id do hero In Virginia with that amount of men? (r.

man, I don't wish to discuss that si ton here. 'oi coni.l not do anything, ir. perhaps your ideas and mine on miliv subjects would differ materially. Mason? How do you justify yuur Sets? Mr. think, my you are guilty of a great wrong against God and say It without wishing to be it would be perfectly right for any one to interfere with you so far as to froo those you wilfully and wickedly Vtold in bondage.

I do not say this insultingly. Mr. understand that. Mr. Bbown 1 think 1 did right, and that others wilt do right who interfere with you at any time and all times.

I bold that the golden rule, Do unto others as you would that others should do unto you," applies to all who would help othere to gain their liberty. Lieut. Stbwabt? But you don't believe In the Bible. Mr. 1 do.

Mr. did your men come from? Did some of them come from Ohio? Mr. of them. Mr. Vaila the Western Reserve? None came from Southern Ohio.

Mr. I believe one came from below Steubcnvllle, down net far from Wheeling. Mr. you been in Ohio this summer? Mr. sir.

Mr. lately? Mr. passed through to Pittsburg on my way in June. Mr. you at any County or State fair there? Mr.

was since June. Mr. you consider this a military organisation, in this paper (the Constitution)? I havo not yet read it Mr. did In some sense. I wish you would give that paper close attention.

Mr. considered yourself the Commanderin-Chief of these 11 provisional" military forces. Mr. was chosen agreeably to the ordinance of a certain document, commander-in-chief of that force. Mr.

wagea did you offer? Mr. Lieut. wages of sin is death." Mr. would not have made each a remark to you, if you bad been a prisoner and wounded in my hands. A you not promise a negro in Gettysburg, twenty dollars a month? Mr.

did not. says you did. Mr. you ever in Dayton, Ohio? Mr. 1 must have been.

Mr. summer? Mr. a year or two siace. Mr. this talking annoy you? Mr.

the least. Mr. you lived long in Ohio? Mr. went there in I860; I Uved in Summit county, which waa then Truiubull county: my native place is in York State; my father lived there till hie death, in 1806. Mr.

you recollect a man in Ohio named Brown, a noted counterfeiter? Mr. do; I knew him from a boy; his father was Henry Brown; they were of Irish or Scotch desoent, and he had a brother also engaged in that bnaineaa; when boya they could not read or write; they were of a very low family. Mr. Va you been In Portage county lately? Mr. waa there in June last Mr in Cleveland did you attend the Fugitive Have Law Convention there? Mr.

I was there about the time of the sitting of the court to try the Oberlin rescuers. I spoke there publicly on that spoke on the Fugitive Slave law and my own rescue. Of course, eo far as I had any Influence at all, I was disposed to iustify the Oberlin people for rescuing the slave, because I have myself forcibly taken eleven slaves from Missouri to Canada last winter. I think I spoke In Cleveland before the Convention. I do not know that I had any conversation with any of the Oberlin rescuers.

I was sick part of the time I was in Ohio with the ague. I was part of the time in Ashtabula county. Mr. you see anything of Joshau R. Giddings there? Mr.

did meet him. Mr. you convorse with him? Mr. did. 1 would not tell you, of course, anything that would implicate Mr.

GiddiogB: but I certainly met with him and bad conversations with him. Mr. that rescue case? Mr. I did; I beard him express his opinions upon It very freely and frankly. Mr.

it? Mr. sir; I do not compremlso him oertainly in saying that. A you go out to Kansas under the auspices of the Emigrant Aid Society? Mr. sir; I went out under the auspices of John Brown and nobody else. Mr.

you answer this: Did you talk with Giddings about your expedition here? Mr. won't answer that, because a denial of it I would not make, and to make any affirmation of it I should be a great dunce. Mr. you had any correspondent witli parties at the North on the subject of this movement? Mr. have had correspondence.

A you consider this a religions movemen Mr. is, in mj opinion, the greatest service a man can render to God. Do you consider yourself an lhstrumcnt in the hands of Providence? Mr. do. what principle do you justify your 'sets? Mr.

the golden rule. I pity the poor in bondage that have none to help them; that is why I am here; not to gratify any personal anjmosity, revenge or vindictive spirit. It is my sympathy with the oppressed rind the wronged, that are as good as you and as precious in the sight of God. But why take the slaves against their will? Mr. never did.

did one instance, at least Stephens, the other wounded prisoner, here said, In a firm, clear are right, in one case I know the negro wanted to go back. A did yon come from? Mr. lived in Ashtabula county, Ohio. Mr. recently did you leave Ashtabula county? Mr.

months ago. I never resided there any length of time; have been through there. Mr. far did you live from Jefferson? Mr. cautious, Stephens, about any answers that would commit any friend.

I would not answer that Stephens turned partially over with a groan of pain, and was silent Mr. Vauandigham (to Mr. are your advisers in this movement? Mr. cannot answer that I have numerous sympathisers throughout the entire North. Mr.

northern Ohio? Mr. more there than anywhere else; In all the ffee States. Mr. you are not personally acquainted in southern Ohio? Mr. very much.

Mr. Vallandigham (to you at the Convention last June? was. Mr. Vallandigham (to made a speech there? Mr. did, Mr.

A you ever live In Washington cltyf Mr Bp.owx?I did not. I want you to understand to the reporter of tho Hkrald) you may ropnrt want you to understand that I respect the rights of the poorest and weakest of colored people, oppressed by tho slave system, Just as much as I do those of the most wealthy and powerful. That is the idea that has moved me, and that alone. We expected no roward except the satisfaction of endeavoring to do for those in distress and greatly oppressed as we would bo done by. The cry of distress of the oppressed is my reason, and tho only thing that prompted me to oomo here.

A did you do It secretly? Mr. Brows? Because I thought thht necessary to success; no other reason. you think that honorable? Havo you rend Gerritt Smith's last letter? Mr. letter do you moan? BYMT.iKrE.u-The Nuw York Hkkalti of yesterday in speaking of this affair mentions' a letter In this Apropos of this exciting we recollect a very lignincant passage In one of tterril Snilth'x letters, puhliithel a mouth or two ago in hlch he speaks of the folly of attempting to strike IN-shnrklesofflhe sIhvss the force of tnoml suaelon or legal agitation, nml predicts that the next movement matte in the dimeuon of negro emancipation would be au Insurrection in the fontli. Mr.

bavo not seen the York Hmuld fur Sonne days past; hut I presume, from your remark about the gist of the letter that I should concur with it. I agree with Mr. Smith that moral suasion is hopeless. don't think the people of tho slave Slates will over consider the subject of slavery In its true light till some other itrgnniotiiiK resorted to than moral suasion. Mr.

Tus you expect a general rising of tiie sluvi ia case of your success? Mr. did I wish it; I expected to gather them up fronmmo to time and set them free. Mr. Va you expect to hold possession here till then? Mr. probably I had quite a different idea.

I do not know 'hut I ought to reveal my plans. I am here a prisoner mmX wounded, because I foolishly allowed myself to ho so. You uveiruto your strength in supposing I hive Been taken it I had nut allowed it. I was too tardy after commencing the opon dcluy. ing toy movements through Monday night, and up to the time I attacked by tho government troops.

It was nil occasioned by my.ltcstro to spare the feelings nf my prisoners ord their families and community at I had ro knowledge of the shooting of the negro (Hoywood). Mr. Vaij tNPiniuit? What time did you commenoe your organization in panada? Mr. Btmw occurred about tare years ago, tf I roUien.hojr riglit. I think, In 184H.

Mr. Ya ihvNnxni was tlio nonrotary? Mr. I wmilt, not toll If I reeollectod, do not recollect. I think the officers worn elected in Kay, 1858. 1 may answer incorrectly, but not Hy lit-ud In a little confuned by wounds, and my memory obscure on dates, Ac.

Dr. you iu tlio party at Dr. Kennedy's hoUMt Mr Brow.v?I was the head of that party. I wenpiod the house to mature my plans. 1 have not bean in Baltimore to pure bane caps.

Dr. was the number of men at Kennedy's? Mr. decline to answer that. Dr. lanced that woman's neck on the hill? Mr.

did. I have sometimes practised iu surgery when 1 thought it a matter of humanity and necessity, and there was no ono else to dolt, but have not studied surgery. was done very woll and scientifically. They have been very clever to the neighbors, 1 have beeu told, and we bad no reaaon to suspect them except that we could not understand their movementa. They wero represented as eight or nino persons; on Friday there were thirteen.

Mr. were more than that. Where did you get arms to obtain possession of the armory? A. I bought them. Q.

in what Watt? A. That I would not state. Q. How many guns? A. Two hundred Sharp's rifles and two hundred is called tho Massachusetts Arms Company's revolvers, a little under the navy sire.

Q. Why did yon not take that swivel yon left in the house? A. 1 had no occasion for it. It was given to me a year or two ago. Q.

In Kansas? A. No, I had nothing given mc in Kansas. Q. By whom; and in what Rials? A. I decline to answer.

It is not properly a swivel; it is a very large rifle with a pivot lite ball is larger than a musket ball; it is intended for a slug. Rwokvsk or ths do not wish to annoy you: but if you have anything further you would like to say 1 will report it. Mr. have nothing to say, only that I claim to be here in carrying out a measure I believe perfectlyittstiflable, and not to act the part of an incendiary or ruSan, but to aid those suffering great wrong. Iteish to sere furthermore, that you had you people at the Southprepare yourselves for a settlement qf that question that mutt come up for settlement sooner than you are prepared for it The sooner you are prepared the better.

You may dispose of me very easily. I am nearly disposed of now; but this question is still to be negro question I mean; the end of that is not yet These wounds tvere Mffictedupon sabre outs on my head and bayonet stabs in different parts of my minutes after I had ceased fiyhtinq and had amsesUsd to surrender, for the benefit of others, not for my own. (This statement was vebemontly denied by all around.) I believe tho Major (meaning Lent. J. B.

Stuart, of the United States would not have been alive; I could have killed him Just as easy as a mosquito when he in, but I supposed he came in only to receive oar surrender. There bad been and long calls of Surrender" from us? as loud as men oould In the confusion and excitement 1 suppose wo were not heard. 1 do not think the Major, or any one, meant to butcher us after we had surrendered. An Offiokr here stated that the orders to the marines were not to shoot anybody; but when they were fired upon by Brown's men and one or them killed, they were obliged to return the compliment. Mr.

Bsown insisted that the marines fired first An did not you surrender before the attack? Mr. did not think it was my duty or Interest to do so. assured the prisoners that we did not wish to harm them, and they should be set at liberty. I exercised my beet Judgment, not believing the people would wantonly sacrifice their own fellow citizens, when we offered to let them go on condition of being allowed to change our position about a quarter of a mile. The prisoners agreed by vote among themselves to pass across the bridge with us.

Wc wanted them only as a sort of guarantee of our own safety; that we should not be fired into. We took them in the first place as hostages and to keep them from doing any harm. We did kill some men In defending ourselves, but I saw no one fire except directly In self-defence. Our orders were strict not to harm any one not In arms against us. Q.

Brown, suppose you had every nigger In the United States, what would you do with them? A. Set them free. Vamp tafAvitirm wsi to fitrrv thorn nff trao, thorof A. Not at all. A set them free would sacrifice the life of every man in this community.

Mr. do not think so. know it. 1 think you are fanatical. Mr.

1 think you are fanatical. Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad," and you arc mad. Q. Was it your only object to free the negroes? A. Absolutely our only object.

Q. But you demanded and took Col. Washington's silver and watch? A. Yes; tee intended freely to appropriate the property of stallholders to carry out our object, ft was for That, only that, and with no design to enrich ourselves with any plunder whatever. Q.

Did you knew Shrrrod in Kansas I understand you killed him. A. I killed no mantacept In rair fight; I fought at Black Jack Point and Ossawattomie, and if I killed anybody, it was at one of these places. Harper's Fxrrt, Oct 20,1869. The people of Ferry awoke this morning a little mortified at the groundless alarms of last night.

No tidings of Cook have been received, and it is now supposed that he has escaped North. An old mu la tress has been arrested on a charge of having bad an interview with Cook on Tuesday, promising him to come in to Harper's Ferry as a spy and to report to him in the mountains. A supper basket was found in hor hut ready to be carried into the mountains. Her daughter informed against her. This morning there was a Slight aflkrm raised by Che Shaking of a tree on the monntAin opposite, and Bevcral of Sharp's rifle volunteers said they oould see men at work there throwing up entrenchments.

It turned out, however, that the tree was shaken by a scout from here, who had taken a drop too much. The news (Tom Charles town is that Stephens' wounds are doing well, and that Old Brown is out of all danger on the score of his wounds. MILITARY ORDERS FROM OOVBRXOR WISB. Governor Wise arrived here in the train from Charlestown, and issued the following Harper's Kerry, Oct 120,1869. Henry Hunter, Esq.

Governor of Virginia directs that yon organise an armed patrol of twenty-five men, to be under your command, and to remain on duty until further orders. You are invested with such discretionary powers as may be necesrary to carry out the instructions to-day given yon by the Governor. You will patrol the districts assigned you for duty, protect and defend person and property, and execute the full office assigned you. You will communicate information or report for further orders, In writing, to the Governor at Richmond, or to the undersigned. By order of HENRY A.

WISE, Governor of Virginia and Cemmandor-tn -Chief. John Blair, Aide-de-Camp to the Governor. Upon which Captain Craig issued the following instruction to the Superintendent of the Ordnance Department, 1 Harper's Furry, Oct. 90, 1869. To A.

M. Barbour, Superintendent of the Harper's Ferry Excellency the Governor of Virginia having notified me that he had diretod the organization of an armed patrol for the protection of the neighboring districts, and having requested that a sufficient number of arms should be issued on account of the quota that will beoome due to the State in I860, you will please issue to Henry Hunter, who has been directed to organize the patrol, twenty-five (26) rifles, calibre fifty-eight (68), with bayonets and implements, and one pair of bullet moulds and swages. A. H. CRAIG, Captain of Ordnance.

Thirty rounds of ammunition were also directed to be given to Hunter at tbe expense of the State. The Governor says the State bad arms for one hundred thousand moo. He said the Sharpe's rifles were a dangerous weapon for thoso not familiar with arms. He preferred tho smooth boro muskets for military purposes. Sharpe's rifles were toys in the hands of the people.

Tbe Governor expressed his mortification at the disgrace which had been brought upon the State. Ho would rather have lost both legs and both arms from his shoulders and hips than such a disgrace should have been cast upon It That fourteen white men and five negroes should have captured the government works and all Harper'R Ferry, and have found It possible to retain them for one hour, while Col. Lee, with twelve marines, settled the matter In ten minutes. That nineteen men should captnro one hundred prisoners was something Itke the Irish soldier who captured ton men and told his officer that?" Faith, he surrounded them." They should read Shakspere and study FalBtatrs oaths. A prisoner remarked that there were ten of them? and nine insurgents, but 'bat Uie latter were eaoh armed with three Sharpe's rifles and two Colt's revolvers.

Wo wore huddled in like a flock of shoep. 11 Yes," said the Governor, yon were in a corner, and yon were very much llko sheep. They certainly cornered all Harper's Ferry." The leader, Brown, said that If he had had five hundred men, with a bundle of nerves like his own, he wosld nave given them trouble. Brown la not a few stabs. Turn him loose, and he would be like a Bedouin.

Like Sam Patch, I Brown wanted to show them that sossn things can be done as well as The Governor said to some citlaens when they complained that they bad no arms, that it was their feu It their militia bad net been organised. He could not send them arms unices ibey were organised, as not ono company in ten had dose, us reported to the State authorities. It would he throwing them away. He would see that the districts under litajcontrol should be protected, whether the general government protected id property or not. The like scene should never happen again.

Captain Harry Clay Hunter, just appointed captain of the patrol, Is a son of Andrew lawyer of this county. The Governor told ChptoiuHunter not to make childs' play 0f it; be saw iia aria Colonel May lor, of Charlestown hut lr0OpB 1116 of Doefficiency. Dr. Dunbar the murine, guinn, tt.o "Wb and bore him To Mr Bennet the a Treasury, who hod just arrived on tii 'f" aCK; to' except the killed and wounded He' also hail a private conversation with Hon I iw bad Just arrived here on his wav to tural Fair at Winchester Ouunly AgrtculjsTar IMMm A. 1 ItorU, who were wounded, axe doing well 8 woiieM The United States District Court for Western Vlroinie commences its session at Wvtbovtile uvfhL Vlr8'nul Judge Brokenbaugh Monday -fbll Superior Coort being the Circuit Court cute the cases in the State courts Tto, wf? Prosein the neighborhood will be assigned tfao 102 Slurp's rifles.

12 JSP gODpowder. 28.000 percussion rifle cans. jteggittSCV. MM old percussion pistol. 1 MsJw General's sword.

66 old bayonets. 12 old artillery swords. 488 standard spears. 160 broken handles for spears, picks. 40 shorels.

1 tin powder case. 1 sack coat. 1 pair cloth pants. 1 pair linen pants. Unvass for tent.

1 old porte raonnale. 626 envelopes. 1 pocket map of Kentucky. 1 pocket map of Delaware and Maryland 8 gross steel pens. 7 6 inkstands.

21 lead pencils. 84 pen holders. 2 boxes wafers. 47 small blank books. 2 papers pins.

6 pocket combe. 1 ball hemp twine. 1 ball cotton twine. 60 leather water caps. 1 emery.

2 yards cotton flannel. 1 -u-ai-s piaster for wounds. 12 reams pyst paper. 2 bottles medicine. 1 large trunk.

1 horse wagon. s' whom are Intoxicated and wuwV arresting innocent parties bo from Wwn by some of snear in stranger to them and had a nUte Atkins Lee, reunder the influence of liquor ket and returned a to the maB iwrty WtMftST made Uieir en'po from captora fS tthe citixen? nftor 1M1" thMtre'U'for hours FV)uckB' Superintendent Barbour has organized a po'ico force of With 010 mirines horned to Washington last Inst ind indictment. It will commence on the 25th th0 8tatc iB Ohio Railroad to organii? an extra 40,1 I tion of the bridges EvfrytJll pr0tec" perfcctly quiet on the whole line of I hension of danger is at an end. OUR DESPATCH PROM WASHINGTON. WaSHJVOTOX, Oct.

20,1809. Colonel Loe and District Attorney Ould returned this morning, and had a protracted Interview with the President and Secretary of War. All the facts connected with the affair at Ilarper'B Ferry have been stated. The parties who arrived this morning bring little if any additional intelligence. Oolonel Lee says the most intense excitement prevails in the neighborhood of Harper's Ferry and surrounding country.

Reports were constantly coming in before he left there, at one o'clock this morning, that parties of abolitionists were still lurking in the mountains, waiting an opportunity to attack the people, and that the slaves were about to riso against their masters. He says the reports are groundless. He does not apprehend any farther trouble in that quarter. OUR BALTIMORE DESPATCH. Baltworx, Oct.

20,1859. It is generally conceded that Cook is still in the mountains on the Virginia or Maryland side of the Potomac. The neighborhood is so closely guarded that be can hardly escape. The description of Cook is as follows: Five feet four to six inches high, weighs oco hundred and thirty-two pounds, walks with his breast projecting forward his head leaning towards the right side; has light hair, with a small growth around the upper lip; is of a sallow complexion, and has a sharp, narrow face. In a conversation held with Old Brown yostorday, in the presence of Senator Mason, Hon.

Messrs. Faulkner and Vallondigham and others, he made several answers which clearly demonstrate the complicity of numerous persons in the Northern, Western and Eastern States. Ho refused to answer a question as to whether he had a conference with Mr. Giddlngs about his Virginia expedition, but admitted that he had oorreeponeence with parties at the North on the subject, and that he had numerous sympathisers in oil the free Slates. Despatches have been received to-night from Hagers town, which declare that Cook's wife certainly went to Harrisburg on Tuesday, and took boarding at the same house with Old Brown's daughter-in-law.

The Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff of Hagerstown followed Cook as for as Greencastle to day, and the Impression there is that Cook had left for Chamberabnrg. The impression st Hagerstown is that Cook passed through last night. The Sheriff was credibly informed at GreenoaaUe that a load of boxss passed there on Tuesday for Washington county loaded with rtftee, pistols and pikes. The Sheriff is going in search of them in the morning. fte stage driver of the Chamberaburg line also confirms the statement in regard to Cook's wifo.

LETTER FROM GERRIT SMITH TO CAPTAIN BROWN. Rainxoxs, Oct 20,1859. Oerrit Smith's letter of the most Importance la as PnnmnoRo', June 4,1859. CUrt. Josw Mr Dean I wrote you a week ago, directing my letter to the care of Mr.

Kearney. He replied, informins me thai ho had forwarded it to Washington. But as Mr. Morton waived last evening letter from Nr. Dsn hern Buying your address would be your son's Tmi write you without delay, iuiJ dinct my lutl to your son.

I have done what loould thus far for what I could utkeep you at your Kamus work. lour i by endorsement and otherwise have brought me unci or heavy embarrassment the last two years. But I must iievariliclt HH continue do, in order keep you at Jour Kansas work. I Bend you herewith my fur two undrett Let me hear from you on the receipt of this letter. You live in our hearts, and our prayer to Go I is that you may have strength to continue in your Kansas work.

My wife Joins me in altectiouate regard to ysi, dear John, whom we both hold In very high esteem. I sup pose you put the Whitman note luto Mr. Kearney's hands It will be a great shame if Mr. Whitipgn not pay it. What a noble man is Mr.

Kearney; how liberally no has oontriMtted to keep you in your Kansas work Your frtoud, GERRIT It MI Hi. THE LATEST DESPATCHES. Haaraa's Fbrky, Oct. 20, 1853 The excitement here has not abated In the least, and rumors are multiplying every moment. We.

haze tome authenticated statements from Chamsborsburg, showing that more supplies of arms and accoutrements have been tracked to that neighborhood. The people will persist In believing that they are surrounded by spies and accomplices of Chptain Brown. The withdrawal of Colonel lee and the Washington Ma rlnes fortnight has increased the general consternation, and the cttiaens arc to day under Colonel Barbour, of the Armory, endeavoring to organise companies for general defence. The Virginia militia, however, ore not very tractable material for (he formation of efficient companies, as all hands want to be captains. Scots are out in the mountain to-day searching for Cook; but there is no doubt that ho has ere this passed the Pennsylvania line, and is far on his way towards Chnada.

Every stranger that comes here Is looked upon with suspicion, and several have been arrested on the charge of being spies. Mr. Wo. Lee, a gentleman from Charlottesville, eras brought In to-day under arrest, causing great excitement. Ho was soon recognised and discharged.

Mr. Ould also left for Washington last evening, thus virtually leaving the prisoners in the hands of the Vlr. glnia authorities. It is said that Governor Wise was not very complimentary to the people of Harper's Ferry, imputing to them cowardice, in allowing such a handful of men to bold a population of nearly two thousand Inhabitants as prisoners for twenty-four hours. He also spoke of the fsct of eight or ten men keeping forty or fifty citizens In confinement.

One Well, Governor, but you must remember that they were packed together like sheep." His reply was, yes, I know that, but I must Ijhink you acted like sheep also." of the case before the examining court of JusticrwUl probably take place to-morrow, when the prisoners will probably be removed to Wytherille for trial. Ospt Brown Is not considered in any danger from bis wounds, though Stevens will, is thought, not survive; he, however, baa powerful constitution and may recover. GEN. WOOL GOES TO HARPER'S FERRY. the Troy Oct.

IS.) The veteran Gen. Wool left this city for the scene of the Insurrection oT Harper's Ferry yesterday, where be will arrive this morning. His presence, as commanding officer of the Rastern division, and in the absence of Gen. Soott, the senior General in command of the United States Army, together with his prudence, promptness and sagacity, will to calm the excitement nt help to VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF OUR ABOLITION AND BLACK REPUBLICAN ORGAN8. the New York Indpendent, abolition organ, of which the Rev.

Henry Ward Boocher and the Rev. Geo. B. Cheever are the principal edttors.1 THE AT HARPER 8 FERRY. In another column will be found full particulars of the late exciting atlkir In Virginia.

It seems to resolve itself Into an iniatnated scheme of few men to abet the escape of siaves by a violent outbreak producing public connision and alarm. The instigator was a somewhat famous man, familiarly known iu Kansas broils as "Old Brown," or "Ossawattemie Brown." Exasperatedby the outrages of the propagandists of slavery In seen four of his sons butchered by the Missouri ruffians, his owai life having been threatened and hunted for a old man was transformed from an honest, sturdy farmer into a lawless brigand, and having vowed vengeance upon the authors of confusion in Kansas, he had chosen to imitate their murderous forays, by carrying the war into the heart of a slavo State. As' Brown was arcustoraed In Kansas to get up fighting expeditions on liis own account, and not as the representative of any party in the Territory, so he has gone into this fearful venture of death solely on his own responsibility. Unless hie movement was part qf widespread seh -me of isssurr. ciion, now frustrated by a premature outbreak, tcat, in very potnlof mew, the height of madness: and, even if it stood related to such a scheme, it would seem to hate bum bath foolish and criminal.

That the slavea of the South, whenever they shall have the intelligence to plan and the 111 and strength anil courage lo achieve a revolution for own enwncipaUva, would bo fontfted In this no Virginian can deny who respects the memory of Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry, or the broad senl of his own State. Deprived or those "inalienable rights" to "life, liberty and the pursuit of with which "all men are endowed by the Creator." subjected to every cruelty of oppression, would it be strange if tome bold earnest spirit among them should catch the lingering echo of Patrick Henry's voice, crying, "Give mc liberty, or glvo me death." and should teach Virginia the meaning of her own motto, Sic icmj-er TyrannuP The slaves of the South have the same right to assert their freedom against their masters, whenever their strength and resources shall give them a reasonable hope of success, which the Greeks had to assert their liberties against Turkey, or the Italians now nave against Austria. The American who would deuy this bad better first burn the Declaration of Independence. eivr that day shall come, as come it will whenever the Hon dissolved, tot to the cherished institutions and the boasted poster of the South. But feeble, sporadic attempts at insurrection, when not only the whole force of a State, but that of the United States, backed by the public sentiment of the country can bo summoned to crush them, attempts which can issue only in the destruction of their authors and the aggravated oppression of the colored race, are the height of madness: and any white man who lures on the ignorant and confiding blacKo smR movements, is guilty of a crime against them aa well as against the mono who labor most earnestly for the abotiUon or slavery, will be found to have no sympathy with such a movement as this Virginia insurrection.

But what a system is that which provokes such horrors, and gives such occasion Tor bloody insurrection Where are now the Arcadian pictures of Southern plantations Where the attractions of this patriarchal state Blood will have blood and the crimes of Southern slaveholders will yet work out a fearful retribution upon their own heads. Are not they the true friends of the South who are seeking the peacoablc abolition of slavery at the earliest day the New York The attempt to connect the republican party with old Brown's; mad outbreak Is a neoesaity of the sham democracy. As they are not able to beat the Republicans in a single (fee State this side of the Rocky Mountains, they must make the most of their victory over old Brown's fifteen white men and five negroes. They have made so much sdo about it that they are ashamed to have the small number of their adversaries and victims known. It wouldn't do-to own that the Federal Executive and those of Virginia and Maryland have been Brightened half out of their wits by a madman and his platoon of followers.

Already the bulletins of this war exceed in length and StnderousQcss those of the war of the Greeks with erxes; and still the telegraphic wires groan with further details. This is a keen hunt for party capital, and will ultimately recoil on the hunters. the New York the fenoe between Seward anu The Evening Pod urges that the precedent of incendiarism has been set by the border ruffians of Kansas and the filibusters of Nicaragua, and that nobody can be greatly surprised, or find much fault, if it should be followed In Virginia. And the Tribune declines to oenrure the Incendiaries in this caoe, partly because enough others will be found to do so, but mainly because they were up right, conscientious, horoic men, who did ntt consider the De deration of Independence a string of "glittering generalities," and who believed they were doing God a service in the work they undertook. In other words, so far as any principle Is Involved, the Tribune applauds the movement at Harper's Ferry; It withholds support only because it doubts the policy and expediency of such an attempt at emancipatien.

We cannot regard any of these views as wholly just, or as covering the whole case. So Ikr as we are at present advised, the movement was the work of an irresponsible madman or the oonsplracy of fanatical and remorseless assassins. We have been and are still inclined to believe that it was the crasy freak of Ossawatomie to Insanity by wrongs inflicted upon bim by pro slavery ruffians in Kansas, and wildly rushing upon certain self-destruction Inquest of revenge. Thurlow Weed's Albany Evening Servile insurrections are not the fruits of politico! controversies In regard to slavery extension. Such insurrections are the Inevitable aooompanimenta of the institution of slavery itself.

They occur wherever exists. Long before the republican party was before the slavery question became a leading political periodically menaced Southern communities They have occurred for oentarlee in countries where no one dreamed of "slavery agitation." If man builds hit house over a volcano, it is not them who warn JWs? of his danfsr that are to Name for its eruptions. In seeking to chock the extension of Slavery into new Territories, the republican party seeks to save them from such scenes as have just appalled Maryland and Virginia. It would prevent alike such atrocities aa provoked Brown to madness, and the opportunity for suon insurrections as hoplouedin revemre. Law and order am the very things which the republican party was organised to preserve.

Republicans, above all other men, condemn enterprises which menace public safrtv, and which, a blind and undeserved prejudice against all opponents of slavery, aro directly calculated to retard the bonefloent purpose they have at Mart. CURIOUS FINANCIAL DEVELOPEMENR THE COLCHESTER CASE. Continued Confessions of the Colchester Cashier. Remarkably Loom; Way of honing Bank Record of the Ishuen Kept in the Bank. model letters of introduction.

Honorable Discharge of Mr. Warren Inland. His Be-Arrest and Bailment on Substantially the Same Charges. Alleged Black Mall MotiTes of the Prosecution, Ac. Aa.

SPECIAL REPORT FOR THE HERALD. CotcHwra, Oct. 19,1909. Ike examination the case of Warren alleged Oolcheefer Bank defalcation wu continued to-day comprising an interesting cross examination of the cashier, Mr. Sam.

F. Jones, Jr. The prosecution resumed the examination of Mr Jones as folk we, the testimony being elicited by Mr. Waiteru" ro" 'bout of bills of the Colchester Bank A. I gaid that the first amounT of bills issued was for the sum of $10,000.

Q. Where were they issued A. At the city of Hartford. Q. Did they ever come to the Bank of Colchester A Only for redemption.

Q. Did they come to be registered or signed or put noon the books of the bank, or with the directors' cognisance A. They came to the President and were signed by me unknown to the bank, but were never entered upec the' books of the bank. Q. What became of these bills? A.

These bills Mr Warren Leland took. Q. In what form were they given into bis x. A portion of them were prepared, I am positive, and a portion of them.were only signed. Q.

What did Leland do with regard to the preparation of these bills so as to prepare (hem lor circulation? A He assisted in cutting and trimming, cutting and numbering. Q. What became of thete bills? A. Mr. Warren Leland took them.

Q. Where did this occnr? A. At Hartford. Q. Did the bank ever receive one dollar consideration for those bills? A.

They never did, sir, In any Mm either actual or Q. Were there even bogus notes made by pby or others substituted for them? A. No, sir, unless the consideration was that of the final settlement. Q. Have you any knowledge as to where these bills were circulated? A.

I have no personal knowledge. Q. Did be in any subsequent conversation aay that ha Sttjr About what lime was that? A. About rw.mK-. i 18M, betore the bank went into operation- the went lata operation on the 2d of December.

Waa it before such time as bv the forma mm barter you bad power to toeue aMAtL'SF the last instalment was not paid in until the rL' comber; the amount of liny per corn to you and Warren Leland showing hm knowledge that these tames not to go upon the BoOks of the LeJ-dd in New York 1 can tell where the conversation I allude to took Diane-' conversations first and last; to to locate them would be out of my power Defence objected that he must locate the conversations Mr. Jones testimony had conversations to the payment of the second and third indesired mo to let him have $10 000 of should come from th. that ia she this suggestion made to let him have the $10 000 put bUto of Uo te SS2? Q. What was the character of the unfinished bills? a The notes were not dated or numbered or cut- the law re qu res that each bill shall be numbered and dLed cntereo upon ttie books of the bank. 1X11(1 J' fbfm into circulation legally thev should be cut and dated and numbered in the bank and a record kept of litem? A.

Yes. air Proper A- December Q. What knowledge have you of their comma tnt a They all returnatl; thoy went out of rf.terned wtr" redeemed by the bunk' Hart.or'd.yOU evPr 8ee these bills? Tto Q. Did he come to Colchester for them A Yes Md first bats'h. V- What about the m-cotnl batch A a $10,000 was Leland came to Colchester, there were other issues some and some of were Ikh Je' paper from New York-1 cant state the exact time Leland was first here; it was tauie winter of me where in the isguc of the $10,000 and the visit of Mr Leland to Chichester, paper born aanuuuted roc tun that be had sent here, an Issue was made for circulation upon that Doner whn-h may be called legitimate circulation; then Leland came 4 What was the condition of these bills? A floma of finished were majority were fin stood by him to you with regard to the filling, finishing and trimming and circulation of these trimm Ji" would tbat they were trimmed and stamped; I finished some of them, ami Mr.

Leland some of them; I dated and signed all of them (Mr. Jones hero read the law oo the subject of and stamping.) It was the understanding that an ol? Issues and overissues, of which this wasone, ware not to be entered upon the books of the bank; that was under stood between us; the object of making i conceal the fact from the Bunk luiy cdCdiaanoe of this Q. Did he provide any means of redeeming tkia i batch? A. The only means that he provided for rnitonai tog of all the other issues; there range men made to protect this $10,000. bDt redemptions ense in from the Suffolk Bunk thev were aoSt who sold them and smnlovsd the m.

taking up notes in Nsw York. pro" be send to take the place of the nmwn it A. He sent nothing; the bills sent to Now York iW Leland dispose of the notes? A. Humid prweds sent the or took up notes in New of D1? Btifclk Bank; for (naunoe, from the SnMk Bunk CWchsster Bank tee for is neoessary to make that aioount good to the Suffolk Bank in some notes were forwarded to the Suffolk Bunk payabl- in Now York, aomo snd some bogus, which warrsn 1- iand woukt redeem with the proceeds of our notes sold to the brokers; my action with warrsn Letond wae without the knowledge of the. directors; if Leland paid note which wuu Sent the Suffolk Bank for coiiectioa, of course that would reiafourae the Suffi-Ik Back ao much; I guess there are bogus Kites sent to every bank in New York; Leland hud memorandum of theac'uoten besides the original memorandum which he took whop he made them; be knew wben they fell due; he kr.ow what I did with them.

Q. Did Mr. Leland participate with you in your defence in New York, in aiding you when you were arrental there? Defence objected to this that the fact of Mr. Lelsad's assisting a relative accueed of crime oould not aflbct thto prosecution, and the Court excluded, the evidence The prosecution hero put In twe letters aiUgfMi bv Mr Jones to have been written by Mr. leiena J.

the defence denied that Mr. L-laud wrote tLem oTaSw ether letters which had been put in, the Court uuxp ixrsonrcss int. jorus as ttn. nanm. Botsl.

New Tons 8em lniawi raiEED me to lntrodmwte particularIMend, Braalua Perktoa, vJtelmSLZTZ. look at your city and Mate gwierailv PfoaseSbowMnTawp any to you can, auu wiu no uuiy appreoaiM Sv Mend, WAKkMN LkLi nm. usjtn warns as. jotras "bomb aaown." MSTaorouTta Hotsl, Nsw Tons, Sept. 10, IMS.

Fsismp will be handed youbvB F. Jooea approclaujl Kaq- He baa been o-nnected with me bi tome buetnem transactions that have caused his peesenoe In Connecticut desirable by some of bia legal friends; ennaequeullv hie abesnne trcaa there is very demlrable on his part, and equally he wants any assistance from you. want you to do theaame tor him aa you would for use. In the way of ball or boodnnan, and 1 will stand between yen and all harm. If aeeeamry.

to our flriend Wood Willi ihfr letter, and hare htm doall he can. Dont fail to do everything (hat can he done, and I will i Mfheels in any way I can. I tnppoee there la one MMmm.

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