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From Franklin, Indiana, on March 6, 1860, John Ritchey wrote to Aaron Dwight Stevens, 1831-1860, one of the Harpers Ferry raiders still awaiting execution in Virginia, that it "it is gratifying to me, to find you, so willing to meet your sentence." Stevens, reported to be one of abolitionist John Brown's bravest men, used the alias Captain Charles Whipple while following Brown. Stevens was convicted of treason and conspiring with slaves for his part in Brown's October 16, 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, and was hung at Charles Town, Virginia on March 16, 1860.

Creator: Ritchie, John, 1817-1887
Date: March 6, 1860

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Item Number: 5353
Call Number: John Brown Coll. #299 Box 2 Folder 6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 5353

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