An amiable and agreeable writer in miscellaneous literature.
Born 1819. U.S. detective, born in the Gorbals, Glasgow. Left Scotland hurriedly in
1842, following his involvement in left-wing protests. In 1852, he formed the first
detective agency, in Chicago, which solved a series of train robberies. In 1861, he foiled
an assassination plot in Baltimore, while guarding Abraham Lincoln (the U.S. President) on
his way to his inauguration. Head of the U.S. Secret Service 1861 - 1862.
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