Engineer; born in West Newbury, Mass.
, July 17, 1809; graduated at Harvard in 1834; connected with the Fitchburg Railroad until 1851, when he became president of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad.
It was he who successfully planned the secret passage of Mr. Lincoln
, and thereby defeated a deep-laid plot to capture the President-elect
When communication through Baltimore
was impossible (in April, 1861), he devised a plan for transporting troops via Annapolis
He died in Philadelphia, Pa.
, Jan. 24, 1889.