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o the side of the carriage, he handed to Mr. Judd a slip of paper, on which was written: S. Louis Hotel, ask for J. H. Hutchinson. This young man was Mr. George H. Burns, an attache of the American Telegraph Company and confidential agent of E. S. Sandford, Esq., who acted as my messenger, and who afterwards distinguished hi the telegraph wires which connected Harrisburg with her neighboring cities should be so fixed as to render communication impossible. To arrange this matter Capt. Burns was sent to the office of the American Telegraph Company, and obtaining from Mr. H. E. Thayer, the manager of the company, a competent and trustworthy man for t were delegated to Harrisburg to fix the wires leading from that place in such a manner as to prevent any communication from passing over them, and to report to Capt. Burns upon their arrival. After the train containing Mr. Lincoln and his party had left Philadelphia, Mr. Judd sought the first favorable opportunity of conversing