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George Washington Brown, editor of the "Herald of Freedom" newspaper, was one of seven free state leaders arrested on May 14, 1856, on charges of high treason and held prisoner by federal troops near Lecompton, Kansas Territory. Brown wrote to Israel B. Donaldson, the U.S. Marshal in Kansas, requesting that he terminate and settle a contract with his wife, Mrs. Lois Brown, for boarding the prisoners. Brown asked to board with fellow prisoners John Brown, Jr. and Henry H. Williams, and sought to distance himself from Charles Robinson and his followers.

Creator: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: July 9, 1856

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Item Number: 90367
Call Number: George Washington Brown Coll. #297 Box 1 Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90367

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