Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Harper's Ferry” in chapter 58 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12.:
...me greater when John Brown, formerly of Kansas, actually invaded the State of Virginia with a party of about twenty men, for the purpose of liberating slaves.
He gained possession of the arsenal at Harper's Ferry , thinking to arm the negroes, whom he expected to join him. He was easily captured—his party being either killed or dispersed—and was tried, convicted, and put to death under the laws of ...
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