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Reporting on John Brown's raid upon Harper's Ferry...
Item # 689620
October 24, 1859
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 24, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
Page 3 has a report on the raid upon Harper's Ferry by John Brown and his cohorts, headed: "The Harper's Ferry Conspirators" which reports on the coming legal case of those involved. One bit notes: "...take up the cause of such of those men as have been captured. they have been committed to jail at the instance of the U.S. for the murder of Sergeant Quinn, & of the state of Virginia for the murder of Thomas Beverley, Geo. Turner and H. Shepherd. The prisoners will be provided with good counsel..." and much more, taking nearly half a column.
This insurrection was an effort by abolitionist John Brown to initiate a slave revolt in Southern states by taking over the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry. It has been called the dress rehearsal for, or Tragic Prelude to the Civil War.
Great to have this report in a newspaper so close to the event (65 miles away) and from the nation's capital.
Four pages, very nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
Category: Pre-Civil War