th of September; and, within ten days thereafter, a negro named James Hamlet had been seized in the city of New York, and very summarily dispatched to a woman in Baltimore, who claimed him as her slave.
Before the act was a month old, there had been several arrests under it, at Harrisburg and near Bedford, Pa., in Philadelphia, atvantages derived by it from the Union.
The National Conventions of the rival Whig and Democratic parties for 1852 were not held till very late — convening in Baltimore, the Democratic on the 1st, and the Whig on the 16th of June.
But it had already been made manifest that a new article — acquiescence in the Compromise of 1850-, in Congress or out of it, the agitation of the Slavery question, under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made.
The Whig National Convention met in Baltimore two weeks later than its rival, and a caucus of the Southern delegates, held the night before its organization, unanimously resolved to insist on making the wisd
ates were convulsed with fear, rage, and hate, by telegraphic dispatches from Baltimore and Washington, announcing the outbreak, at Harper's Ferry, of a conspiracy oemonstration:
Insurrection at Harper's Ferry!To the Associated Press: Baltimore, Monday, Oct. 17, 1859.
A dispatch just received here from Frederick, and ndation in a difficulty at the Armory, with which negroes had nothing to do.
Baltimore, 10 o'clock.
It is apprehended that the affair at Harper's Ferry is more sthis State.
There are many other wild rumors, but nothing authentic as yet.
Baltimore, Monday, Oct. 17—2 P. M.
Another account, received by train, says the briarper's Ferry Railroad.
Washington is fifty-seven miles distant by turnpike; Baltimore eighty miles by railroad.
Modest as the village then was, space had been witt the Government at Washington, Gov. Wise at Richmond, and the authorities at Baltimore, were in immediate communication with Harper's Ferry, and hurrying forward tr