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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, John, 1744- (search)
y to fifty wounded. After burning the town to ashes and killing a Mr. Williams they had taken, whom neither party claimed, they took a hasty leave, carrying their dead and wounded with them. They did not attempt to cross the river, nor to search for us, and have not since returned to look over their work. I give this in great haste, in the midst of constant interruptions. My second son was with me in the fight, and escaped unharmed. This I mention for the benefit of his friends. Old Preacher White, I hear, boasts of having killed my son. Of course he is a lion. John Brown. Lawrence, Kansas, Sept. 7, 1856. Brown's plan as explained in 1858, reported by Richard Realf. John Brown stated that for twenty or thirty years the idea had possessed him like a passion of giving liberty to the slaves; that he made a journey to England, during which he made a tour upon the European continent, inspecting all fortifications, and especially all earth-work forts which he could find, wit
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 9: battle of Ossawatomie. (search)
d Free State. August 13.--About fifty abolitionists attacked the house of Mr. White, Preacher White, the murderer of Frederick Brown. This statement also is White, the murderer of Frederick Brown. This statement also is false. in Lykins County, robbed him of every thing, and drove him into Missouri. He is a Free State man, but sustains the laws of the Territory. August 15.--Broarrison, from Middle Creek. The scouts, led by a pro-slavery preacher named White, shot my son dead in the road, whilst he-as 1 have since ascertained — supposedaped unharmed. This I mention for the benefit of his friends. Old preacher White, I hear, boasts of having killed my son. Of course he is a lion. John Brownhern invaders; but Brown struck terror into the centre of their souls. Old Preacher White. Old Preacher White, who shot Frederick Brown through the heart,--althOld Preacher White, who shot Frederick Brown through the heart,--although his victim was quietly walking along on the road unsuspecting and unarmed, -and afterwards, as the corpse lay stiff and bloody on the ground, discharged a loaded