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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, chapter 1.13 (search)
as they termed it, pressing into the service all the horses they could find belonging to Free State men; whose cattle were also slaughtered, without remuneration, to feed the Marshal's forces; and their stores and dwellings broken open and robbed of arms, provisions, blankets, and clothing. And all this under the pretence of law and order, and in the name and under the sanction of the government of the United States. These, and worse outrages, the murdering of the young boys Stewart and Jones, and the ravishing of a mother and a daughter among them, were speedy and infallible illustrations of the spirit of the South ; convincing proofs to every man who would look with his own eyes, instead of using the false mirror of a conservative education, that the American Union is not a Nation, but an unnatural joining of two hostile peoples — of a free, progressive, tolerant, enlightened, law-loving race, on the one hand ; and, on the other, of lawless organized bands of despots, with abl
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 1: Whetting the sword. (search)
rown's sons. The journal, which opens on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1857, is contained in an ordinary-sized account book, upon the fly-leaf of which is impressed a circular stamp, inscribed Tabor, Fremont County, Iowa, and around the rim the name of Jason Jones, Notary public. The first entry, of Aug. 25, states that the writer started at a certain date in June for Tabor, from Akron to Hudson; got goods at Henrichs, &c. ; harness ; bought red mail stage at Jerries ; next day went to Cleveland; shi; on the 30th the writer finishes reading G. Smith's speech, and states that efforts were made to raise a fund to send cannon and arms to Lane, but adds that they proved a failure. On the 1st of October the journalist visits Nebraska City with Mr. Jones and Carpenter. October 3d proves a lucky date to the writer, who records the receipt then of seventy-two dollars from friend Sanborn. The succeeding day (Sunday) our journalist improves his leisure by perusing speech of Judge Curtis, delive