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In response to the Redpath/Hinton notice in the Lawrence Republican, Hanway writes from his home in Shermansville, Franklin County, to share his story about "our friend John Brown," and he hopes their efforts would convey to all Brown's "character" and "motives" and "place him in his true light before the world." Hanway highlights the attempted "rescue of Lawrence" in May 1856 and the subsequent "'Tragedy'" on Pottawatomie Creek. Hanway writes that Brown personally told him "it was a just act, to take the lives of those 5 pro-slave ruffians." He also writes that John Brown was a surveyor who used his profession to gather intellegence among proslavery settlers and that, according to Hanway, the Doyles and others were actively engaged in efforts to run free state settlers out of the area. Hanway specifically denies the story that Frederick Brown was "insane."

Creator: Hanway, James
Date: December 5, 1859

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Item Number: 90066
Call Number: Richard Hinton Coll. #384 Box 1 Folder 10
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90066

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