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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, John, 1744- (search)
le preparation beforehand. The desired end may be effectually secured by the means proposed; namely, the enjoyment of our inalienable rights. The fight of Osawatomie. Early in the morning of Aug. 30 the enemy's scouts approached to within one mile and a half of the western boundary of the town of Osawatomie. At this placOsawatomie. At this place my son Frederick (who was not attached to my force) had lodged, with some four other young men from Lawrence, and a young man named Garrison, from Middle Creek. The scouts, led by a pro-slavery preacher named White, shot my son dead in the road, while he — as I have since ascertained — supposed them to be friendly. At the sameh my son, leaving him for dead. This was not far from sunrise. I had stopped during the night about two and one-half miles from them, and nearly one mile from Osawatomie. I had no organized force, but only some twelve or fifteen new recruits, who were ordered to leave their preparations for breakfast and follow me into the town
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
, 8,501; voters, 2,905; slaves, 192......Feb. 28, 1855 Five sons of old John Brown settle on the Pottawattomie, near Osawatomie......February, 1855 About 1,000 Missourians enter Lawrence with arms, and vote for members of the legislature......Murrection and rebellion......Aug. 25, 1856 House of Ottawa Jones burned by proslavery ruffians......Aug. 29, 1856 Osawatomie sacked by Missourians, and Frederick Brown killed......Aug. 30, 1856 Missourians commence the raids in Linn and Bour practically settled in favor of a free State ......May 11, 1859 Republican party organized in Kansas; convention at Osawatomie addressed by Horace Greeley......May 18, 1859 Beginning of a drought which lasted until November, 1860, and caused tosits in Cherokee county; Galena and Empire City spring into existence......1877 Monument to John Brown dedicated at Osawatomie......Aug. 30, 1877 First refugees to Kansas; vanguard of a great migration of colored people from slave States on th