1205 Linden Avenue Baltimore 17, Maryland
Mr Gerard J. Buchman Washington, D.C.
Dear Mr Buchman, Perhaps the enclosed letter to Samuel Bland Arnold may be of some value as my brother found it among the things which had belonged to the above. He had been a prisoner on the "Dry Tortugas," as was thought to have some connection with Booth, which was not the case. however, as a letter from him to the latter was found in Booth's things he was arrested and cent to Fort Jefferson
After he was released & pardoned the sister of a school friend, in Anne Arundel Co-invited him to take charge of her place, where he remained until shortly before his death. As you will see from the enclosed letter, he wrote a history for the "Baltimore American" of his incarceration & treatment while in Fort Jefferson- My brother was a frequent visitor to the home of the friend with whom Mr Arnold lived and was well acquainted with the latter and came in possession with the place & contents so found this letter. we have the articles written by Mr Arnold. Very truly Mary L. Hooff