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George W. Brown named agent for the Kansas Executive Committee

George W. Brown named agent for the Kansas Executive Committee
Creator: Free State Party. Executive Committee
Date: December 10, 1855
Certificate issued by the Free State Executive Committee appointing George Washington Brown, editor of the "Herald of Freedom" newspaper, as its agent to pursue immediate admission of Kansas Territory as a state under the provisions of the Topeka Constitution. James H. Lane signed the certificate as chairman of the Executive Committee.


George W. Brown to Fowler

George W. Brown to Fowler
Creator: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: May 13, 1856
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. In this letter, written from Kansas City, Missouri, to his friend, Fowler, on the day before his arrest, Brown expresses concern that his life could be in danger. He encloses an outline for a "Documentary History of Kansas," and asks Fowler to publish a book based upon the outline.


George W. Brown to I. B. Donaldson

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


George W. Brown to Sarah H. Brown

George W. Brown to Sarah H. Brown
Creator: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: May 13, 1856
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. Writing to his mother on the day before his arrest, Brown expresses concern that his life could be in danger. He instructes his mother to use his estate to provide support for the "Herald of Freedom."


George W. Brown to Sarah H. Brown

George W. Brown to Sarah H. Brown
Creator: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: July 24, 1856
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. Despite his imprisonment, Brown's letter to his mother expresses optimism about Kansas's prospects of becoming a free state.


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