Guarding the Mails; Or, the Secret Service of the Post Office Department

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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. 1876 Excerpt: ...as yet not even dreaming that danger was near. "You are my prisoner!" answered Corson, with freezing deliberation and emphasis. "Your prisoner!" echoed the terror-stricken wretch. "There is some mistake here. You have got the wrong man. What have I done?" "Robbed the United States mails," replied Corson, ...
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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. 1876 Excerpt: ...as yet not even dreaming that danger was near. "You are my prisoner!" answered Corson, with freezing deliberation and emphasis. "Your prisoner!" echoed the terror-stricken wretch. "There is some mistake here. You have got the wrong man. What have I done?" "Robbed the United States mails," replied Corson, "committed numerous forgeries, and swindled the express companies. Isn't that enough? Your game is played out. You are caged at last, and, what is more, I know all the facts. I shall take you to Philadelphia. If you go along quietly and behave yourself, I will treat you like a gentleman. If you try to make trouble, I shall put you in irons. The manner in which you make the trip depends on yourself." "Do not handcuff me," begged the thief. "I will do just as you say, and make no attempt to escape." Corson took the first train for Philadelphia, and that evening delivered the prisoner into the custody of Superintendent Franklin. This was the 29th of March, 1873. On searching his person, they found $233 in currency; a gold watch and chain, valued at $400; one cluster diamond ring, $325; a diamond breast-pin, $225; two diamond shirt-studs, $250; and the memorandum-book already referred to, containing "There is some mistake here You have got the wrong man. What have I done t" the address of " R. D. Randall, Newark, New Jersey," written by the forger, and also the name "C. H. Bogart," the alias of Dudley at Buffalo. In addition to the above, there was found quite a package of railroad tickets, covering various lines from the Mississippi to the Atlantic, some unused, and others punched. The prisA FULL AND FREE CONFESSION. 297 oner was plentifully supplied with visiti...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150444555
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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