It is stated that the Hon. Alex R. Boteler, member elect to Congress from this district, has collected from fifty to one hundred letters from citizens in that neighborhood of Brown’s house, wh[?] searched it before the arrival of the marines. The letters are in the possession of Andrew Hunter, Esq., who has also a large number of letters obtained from Brown’s house by the marines and other parties. It is requested that their contents shall not be published until after the trial of the prisoners. Among them is a roll of the conspirators, containing forty seven signatures; also a receipt from Horace Greely for letters, &c. received from Brown, and an accurately traced map from Chambersburg to Brown’s house; copies of letters from Brown stating that the arrival of too many men at once would excite suspicion, they should arrive singularly; a letter from Merriam stating that of the 20,000 wanted G. S. was good for one-fifth. Brown told them to let the women write the letters, and not the men. There is also a pathetic letter from Elizabeth Leeman to her brother. Also, a letter from J. E. Cook, stating that “the Maryland election is about to come off, the people will become excited, and we will get some of the candidates that will join our side.” Then follows four pages in cypher. There is also a letter from Col. Craig, of the Ordnance Department, Washington, answering inquiries as to the disposition of the United States troops, &c. There is also a collection of autographs. Important papers are also in the possession of teh State and General Governement.
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