remain for a few days.
I had to wait for Realf for three or four days; Hinten, could not leave at that time.
I started with Realf and Parsons on a stage for Leavenworth.
The boats had stopped running on account of the ice. Staid one day in Leavenworth, and then left for Westen, where we took stage for St. Joseph, and from thence to Tabor.
I found C. P. Tidd and Leeman at Tabor.
Our party now consisted of Captain John Brown, Owen Brown, A. D. Stephens, Charles Moffitt, C. P. Tidd, Richard Robertson, Col. Richard Realf, L. F. Parsons, William Leeman, and myself.
We stopped some days at Tabor, making preparations to start.
Here ce found that Captain Brown's ultimate destination was the State of Virginia. Some warm words passed between him and myself in regard to the plan, which I had supposed was to be confined entirely to Kansas and Missouri.
Realf and Parsons were of the same opinion with me. After a good deal of wrangling we consented to go on, as we had not the means to retu
s were laid and discussed.
There were no white men at the Convention, save the members of our company.
Men and money had both been promised from Chatham and other parts of Canada. When the Convention broke up, news was received that Colonel H. Forbes, who had joined in the movement, had given information to the Government.
This, of course, delayed the time of attack.
A day or two afterwards most of our party took the boat to Cleveland — J. H. Kagi, Richard Realf, William H. Leeman, Richard Robertson, and Captain Brown remaining.
Captain Brown, however, started in a day or two for the East.
Kagi, I think, went to some other town in Canada to set up the type, and to get the Constitution printed, which he completed before he returned to Cleveland.
We remained in Cleveland for some weeks, at which pace, for the time being, the company disbanded.
Another report, which was found among John Brown's papers at Harper's Ferry, gives some additional information respecting this assembl