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Much on the John Brown Harper's Ferry case...

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October 28, 1859

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 1859  

* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia trial

Page 2 has over half a column taken up with: "Trial of the Harper's Ferry Conspirators at Charlestown, Va." Page 3 has almost an entire column headed: "The Harper's Ferry Insurrection---Trial of The Conspirators" with much detail.
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