A souvenir of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River; from Kingston and Cape Vincent to Morristown and Brockville with their recorded history … romances, their fortifications, and their | Things Caribbean Added Daily

A souvenir of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River; from Kingston and Cape Vincent to Morristown and Brockville with their recorded history … romances, their fortifications, and their

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: …is addressed to Secretary Stanton. It was dated at Montreal on the 29th of April, 1865. We append an extract or two:

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: …is addressed to Secretary Stanton. It was dated at Montreal on the 29th of April, 1865. We append an extract or two: “Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: “Dear Sir.–There is no doubt that J. H. Surratt and John A. Payne were in the city yesterday, and that they left last night in company with Clement C. Clay and others probably for Toronto. I am a private detective here, without authority to act for your government. I looked the city over for G., one of Baker’s men, but found that he left for the border townships yesterday morning, so I failed to see him. I am not at all certain that they went to Toronto; it is only my opinion. They may have gone to Three Rivers, as there are a great many Southern refugees there, or to Tanner, where it is said that John A. Payne has heretofore spent a great deal of his time, together with three of his brothers. “Respectfully, etc., About this time a letter was received at Washington, post-marked Detroit, but written at Tanner, Canada, by one John P. H. Hall, of that place, and directed: “To Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, or other authority.” Its contents are as follows: “With certainty I slate to you that John A. Payne, and thirteen others, are sworn to murder Andrew Johnson, E. M. Stanton, L. S. Fisher, and others, within thirty days from April 23d, 1865. The arrangements are all made and in progress toward execution. I do not know where Tohn A. Payne is now. He was at Montreal when this plot was projected. His brother (whose name I do not recollect) is implicated. Seven of the plotters are at Washington, four at Bedford, Pennsylvania, and the thirteenth is with Payne. These are plain facts. Do not reveal this, but arrest John A. Payne and his brother. I send…

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