Labor, Trouble, and Disturbances

This dispatch from West Virginia Governor Henry M. Matthews, reprinted in the July 17, 1877 edition of the Baltimore Sun, states Matthews' desire to preserve the peace and protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's trains.

There are two military companies at Martinsburg armed and supplied with ammunition. I have telegraphed my aid-de-camp, Col. C.J. Faulkner. Jr., to aid the authorities, with the companies, to execute the law and suppress the riot. I will do all I can to preserve the peace and secure safety to your trains and railroad operations. Col. Faulkner is directed to look also to Opequan.


About this Document

  • Source: Baltimore Sun
  • Source: Baltimore Sun
  • Date: July 17, 1877