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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 1: the preliminary examination. (search)
was bristling with bayonets on all sides. John Brown and Coppie were manacled together. The prisvery eye witness, presented a pitiable sight, Brown and Stevens being unable to stand without assillet, which glanced off, leaving a bad wound. Brown seemed weak and haggard, with eyes swollen froen inquired if the prisoners had counsel. John Brown replied: First speech in court. Virgine Court to order him to defend them; because John Brown had declared that such a defence would be a r. Botts accepted. Mr. Harding then asked John Brown if he was willing to accept these gentlemen as counsel. John Brown replied: I wish to say that I have sent for counsel. I did apply, throughr. Harding. You are to have a fair trial. John Brown. There were certain men-I think Mr. Botts waour counsel? Please to answer yes or no. John Brown. I cannot regard this as an examination undeng attempts to rescue them. It is rumored that Brown is desirous of making a full statement of his [4 more...]
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 2: Judicial alacrity. (search)
. It is true that the slaves did not join John Brown. But why? Because they had not time to knong for freedom. I know this fact from one of John Brown's men who saw him. I have positive knowledgeaid county, upon their oaths do present that John Brown, Aaron C. Stephens. alias Aaron D. Stephensty or not guilty, and it would then consider Mr. Brown's request. The indictment was now read, an armed guard were patrolling round the jail. Brown looked something better, and his eye was not snter rose and said, The State elects to try John Brown first. A discussion and decision, fit accomtate: Mr. Botts said, I am instructed by Brown to say that he is mentally and physically unab in proceedings of this kind. In reference to Brown's physical condition, he asked the Court not the ground of danger in delay, and also because Brown was the leader of the insurrection, and his tre would request the physician who had attended Brown to testify as to his condition. Were ever [5 more...]
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 3: State evidence. (search)
ng, October 27, the trial began in earnest. John Brown was brought from jail, supported on either s It asserted that insanity was hereditary in John Brown's family; that his mother's sister died with with his associate, Mr. Green, and read it to Brown, and was desired by him to say that in his fatof insanity. Report of Associated Press. John Brown then rose, and spurned the plea thus sought A day's delay refused. The course taken by Brown this morning, writes a pro-slavery correspondehe Federal Government, ceded no jurisdiction. Brown was also guilty, on his own notorious confessi 17, and thus described his interview with Captain Brown: I met a man whom I now recognize asngers, Mr. McByrne, asked to accompany me; but Brown ordered him to get into the train, or he would. He narrated the conversation between Captain Brown and Governor Wise, when the Liberator was n described his arrest, and testified that Captain Brown permitted his prisoners to keep in a safe [8 more...]
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 4: State evidence closed. (search)
Washington, recalled, stated that he heard Captain Brown frequently complain of the bad faith of thd badly scared; Washington Phil was ordered by Brown to cut a port-hole through the brick wall; he unter said there was a deal of testimony about Brown's forbearance and not shooting citizens, that contended that they had a right to infer that Brown had been made aware of it, as it was already parrest and confinement in the watch house. Capt. Brown told the prisoners to hide themselves, or tase us, and that the firing should stop. Capt. Brown. Were there two written propositions drawn ompson, who was afterwards taken out and shot; Brown's treatment of me was kind and respectful; hea to grant a brief delay; when, unexpectedly, John Brown arose from his mattress and addressed the Judge. John Brown's speech. May it Please the Court-I discover that, notwithstanding all the; the guard has been increased; the conduct of Brown is regarded as a trick. The very appearance o[18 more...]
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 5: the defence. (search)
original, in the old hero's handwriting : John Brown's directions to his counsel. We gave to nCourt assembled at ten o'clock on Saturday. John Brown was brought in and laid on his pallet. Mr. Dangerfield. Was a prisoner in the hands of Capt. Brown at the engine house. About a dozen black md under the engines. From the treatment of Capt. Brown he had no personal fear of him or his men dce. The witness was allowed to proceed: Brown promised safety to all descriptions of propertttack Capt. Brown cried out to surrender. Saw Brown wounded on the hip by a thrust from a sabre, as head. When the latter wounds were given, Capt. Brown appeared to be shielding himself with his hostages of Capt. Brown in the engine house ... Brown's son went out with a flag of truce, and was shot. Heard Brown frequently complain that the citizens had acted in a barbarous manner. He did notdogs ! How horrible, and how horribly true! Brown said he knew what he had to undergo when he ca[8 more...]
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 6: lawyers' pleas. (search)
s. The Court reassembled early on Monday morning, October 31. John Brown was brought from prison between files of armed men, as the practihey inflict. This doctrine every Christian heart must scorn; John Brown, at least, despised it; and so also, to be faithful to his memory, proved conclusively that, even according to the laws of Virginia, John Brown had not been guilty either of treason, of inciting to insurrectiomaxims of iniquitous laws, and closing it with anathemas on godly John Brown. The peroration of his speech is noteworthy from its audacity of at half past 1 o'clock. During most of the arguments to-day, Brown lay on his back, with his eyes closed. Mr. Chilton asked the CouGentlemen of the Jury, what say you? Is the prisoner at the bar, John Brown, guilty, or not guilty? Foreman. Guilty. Clerk. Guilty of t to go on, the motion was ordered to stand over till to-morrow, and Brown was again removed unsentenced to prison. There he stood! Alas!
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 7: condemned to die. (search)
nce of the Jury in Coppoc's case, says an eye witness, in order that no time should be wasted, John Brown was brought in from jail to be sentenced. He walked with considerable difficulty, and every mny such. While the Judge read his decision on the points of exception which had been submitted, Brown sat very firm, with lips tightly compressed, but with no appearance of affectation of sternness.It was expected that all the prisoners would be condemned and executed on the same day. Hence, John Brown was taken by surprise. Types can give no intimation of the soft and tender tones, yet calm ande only to rejoice at the heaviest blow their victim was to suffer. This is what he said: John Brown's last speech. I have, may it please the Court, a few words to say. In the first place, a question, nevertheless, if the general sentiment were not fairly expressed by this action. John Brown was soon after led away again to his place of confinement. Was ever such a speech delivered
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: the conquering pen. (search)
Charlestown, till the day of his execution, John Brown wrote a number of eminently characteristic l Child, that lady at once sent a letter to Captain Brown, forwarding it with a note to Governor Wis Wayland, Mass., Oct. 26, 1859. Dear Captain Brown: Though personally unknown to you, you wild abundantly bless you all! Your friend, John Brown. Letter to his son Jason. Charlesoul would stay In such a frame as this. John Brown. Letter to Mr. Hoyt. Charlestown, etter needs a word of comment. Mr. Chilton, John Brown's chivalrous Southern lawyer, demanded a fee Farewell. Your friend, John Brown. John Brown's last letter to his family. Charlestowl. Your affectionate husband and father, John Brown John Brown's will. Charlestown, JeJohn Brown's will. Charlestown, Jefferson Co., Va., Dec. 1, 1859. I give to my son John Brown, Jr., my surveyor's compass and otherhe midst of all your tribulations. Write to John Brown, Charlestown, Jefferson Co., Va., care of Ca[39 more...]
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 9: forty days in chains. (search)
he interview : I have just seen Old Captain Brown. I inquired after his health and conditioJudge, who went with us to the prison door. Mr. Brown was sitting at the table, where he had just ousness that he was surrounded by his enemies, Brown frequently indulged in irascible remarks, feelhe sure characteristic of a brave man. What Brown was most anxious to establish in the eves of tovember 16, says the New York Tribune, John Brown, by counsel, made his last appeal to a Virgi testimony to John Brown's fidelity: Captain Brown has also recovered, and is getting quite auliar doctrines. Another writer says: Brown was visited yesterday by Rev. James H. March, f the institution of slavery as it now exists, Brown replied to him, saying, My dear sir, you knowt the conversation that took place between Captain Brown and these gentlemen, and I give you, word f religion? Jail Official. Yes, he did; but Brown said he did not recognize any slaveholder, lay[53 more...]
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 10: husband and wife. (search)
e General in command. On Wednesday evening, Mrs. Brown, carrying these sad certificates, arrived atred his own services as a personal escort to Mrs. Brown, and she gladly accepted it. The Captainmore sanguinary conflict. At last, however, Mrs. Brown was admitted. She was kindly received by Caot long; three or four hours will do, said Captain Brown. I am very sorry, Captain Brown, saidof the wife,) the following record comes: John Brown spoke first. Wife, I am glad to see you, he t in the eyes of God and of all just men. Mrs. Brown then spoke of their remaining children and t farm in Essex County, and there bury us. Mrs. Brown said, I really cannot consent to do this. Ie considerable expense, and was the best. Mrs. Brown observed a chain about the ankles of her hus, he had put on two pairs of woollen socks. Mrs. Brown said she was desirous of procuring the chainm home. Good by, good by. God bless you! Mrs. Brown was escorted back to Harper's Ferry, and rea[24 more...]
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