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John Anderson, of Eddyville, Iowa, the brother of one of the Harpers Ferry raiders, Jeremiah Goldsmith Anderson, writes to Captain [John] Brown, who was in jail awaiting execution in Charlestown, Virginia, seeking more information about his brother's death at Harpers Ferry. He had been "two years a target in Kansas for the Border Ruffians and all, for what? Why because he purchased a claim & wished to settle on it & live by the sweat of his own brow. And now has died trying to enforce the golden rule."
Creator: Anderson, John Q.
Date: November 23, 1859
Item Number: 90077
Call Number: Richard Hinton Coll. #384 Box 1 Folder 9
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90077
Collections - Manuscript - Hinton, Richard
Date - 1854-1860 - 1859
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery - Abolition - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Brown, John, 1800-1859
People - Notable People - Brown, John, 1800-1859
Places - Other States - Iowa
Places - Other States - Virginia
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters