Statement of Terence E. Brady

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Brady discusses the mysterious man that was found sitting on the top rail on “Town Pound” for a few days in the same position and dressed in the same outfit; he eventually reports this to Captain Keating.


Jan 1891


MS020 1/2

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Statement of Terence E. Brady
Made at Danbury, Conn.
Monday, Jan 26, ‘91

My name is Terence E. Brady. I live at sixty-four Grand Street. On Thursday night, January 15, I was coming home with my wife and boy from the store. I stopped at a saloon car of Turner and Main Streets to get a glass of beer, letting my wife and child go on ahead of me. I was delayed longer than I intended. On hurrying to catch up with my wife I met her coming back. She said a man was at corner of Grand and Wooster Streets, and she was afraid to pass him. I then continued up with my wife and boy (seven years old) and saw a man sitting on the top rail of “Town Pound” which is on the Southwest corner of Grand and Wooster Sts. I cannot give any description of man as to age, only I did not think that he was more than middle aged. He wore a round cap and a long overcoat of some dark material. He had his elbows on his knees and his hands up to his face as if hiding his face.
On Friday night at nine fifteen p.m. he was in the same place and same position again when I passed.
On Monday night, the night of the attempt to fire at Marr[i]on’s house. I passed [page break]

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by at 9:30 p.m. and he was there again. This man would answer the description, I think, of McNab so far as I saw it. McNab is a man that gets crazy when he drinks.
On Tuesday morning at eleven a.m. I told Capt. Keating about this man, and Capt. told me to say nothing about it. I have not seen the man since. Place the man in the same position again and I would know him.
I know personally Mr. Marr[i]on at No. 60 Grand Street. He is a very respectable young man, as is also his Father, who lives on Wooster Street.
My wife will tell you the same story as I have, as I was with her when she saw him.
I was first told of the attempt by Officer Pat Fisher at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.




“Statement of Terence E. Brady.” Pinkerton Detective Agency Danbury Fires Investigation Collection, MS020. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 23 Sep. 2019.


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