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Allan Pinkerton and Benjamin Franklin to F. B. Gowen, 1875-02-23
Communication encloses the report of James [McParlan] (alias James McKenna), who has been assigned to infiltrate and report on the Molly Maguires. McParlan reports from Shenandoah City in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania , and the report includes the time period from 1875-01-23 to 1875-02-16. Among other details, McParlan reports on a speech delivered by Jno. F. Welsh, President of the Mechanics and Workingmen's Benevolent Association, and on allegations that the Reading Rail Road Company was mixing Shamokin coal with damaged coal and selling it.
McParland, James P.
Gowen, Franklin B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1836-1889Pinkerton, Allan, 1819-1884Franklin, Benjamin, 1830-1901
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency
Secret societiesEmigration and immigration--Social aspectsUndercover operationsPrivate investigatorsCoal miners--Societies, etc.Coal miners--Social life and customsCoal miners--Social conditionsSpeeches, addresses, etc.Coal miners--Labor unions
Molly Maguires (Organization)
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