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Between the Lines

Secret Service Stories Told Fifty Years After

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,076 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.5
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Downloads: 1,088
Added to site: 2008.02.08
mnybks.net#: 20001
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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ere loyal; of the latter there was nothing to fear, while of the former there was at least everything to suspect. We knew communication with the enemy across the line was unceasing; that interchange of news between Richmond and Baltimore was of daily occurrence; that there were routes, invisible to us, by which traffic in articles contraband of war was carried on with singular success, almost as a legitimate commerce--routes by water as well as by land. General Butler, at Norfolk, exerted himself to discover the traders operating by way of the Chesapeake Bay, but without success; with a like result I tried to unearth the landward lines.

"Captain Smith, my chief of detectives, a man of ability and zeal, at last brought me proof incontestable that Baltimore was but a way-side station of the nefarious commerce, the initial points of active transaction centering in Philadelphia.

"As to Baltimore, this simplified our task, and shortly General Schenck's sagacity was again vindicated--those wo

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