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Topeka's "John Ritchey" [Ritchie] writes this letter dated March 7, 1860, to A. D. Stevens from Franklin, Indiana, where he had "been spending the winter with his family." Although Ritchey mentions John Brown and his own fervent views in opposition to "Slavery," the focus of his brief comments to his former Kansas comrade, who was scheduled to die on the Charlestown gallows on March 17, are an expression of concern for Steven's eternal soul: "I can see but one way left for me to be of any service to you and that is to direct your mind to the Savior. 'Ye must be born again.'"

Creator: Ritchie, John, 1817-1887
Date: March 7, 1860

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Item Number: 90071
Call Number: Richard Hinton Coll. #384 Box 1 Folder 12
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90071

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