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John Brown autograph letter signed to Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Missouri Line, 20 & 30 July, 6 August 1858

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Title:
John Brown autograph letter signed to Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Missouri Line, 20 & 30 July, 6 August 1858
Description:
Describes his situation near the scene of the Marais des Cygnes murders. Contradicts the Tribune account. Will need assistance if the LeCompton bill passes. Reports excitement in Missouri; feels the Free State men "possess the field." Has been ill with ague. Printed in F. B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 474-77.
Author:
Brown, John, 1800-1859
Addressee:
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917
Name on Item:
John Brown
Date:
July 20, 1858–August 6, 1858
Format:
Manuscripts
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
MS E.5.1, pt. 1, p. 1-50 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
John Brown: Correspondence relating to John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)--History--John Brown's Raid, 1859
Places:
Missouri
Extent:
1 sheet (4 p.)
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Notes (acquisition):
Donated to the Boston Public Library by Thomas Wentworth Higginson in 1904.
Notes (date):
Date from item or from supporting materials.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
Language:
English
Call #:
MS E.5.1, pt. 1, p. 38
Barcode:
39999085841300