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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 5: Pottawattomie. (search)
briefly told. In all that region, ever since the opening of the Territory for settlement, the pro-slavery party had been brutally tyrannical. Free State men were daily robbed, beaten, and killed; their property was stolen, openly, before their eyes; and yet they did not dare to resist the outrages. One or two families alone were occasionally exempted, by their character for desperate courage, from these daring and unwarrantable assaults. Among them were the sons and son-in-law of Old John Brown; and even they had repeatedly suffered from the conduct of the ruffians, until the arrival of their father in the autumn, with arms. Then, until the months of April and May, a season of peace was allowed them. But when, in fulfilment of the plan of the Missouri secret lodges, the Territory was to be conquered for slavery, it at once became a question of life, death, or immediate banishment to the settlers in Southern Kansas how they should act against the invading pro-slavery party and
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 6: H. Clay Pate. (search)
Chapter 6: H. Clay Pate. Among the unhappy men whom Old John Brown has dragged into an exceedingly undesirable immortality is H. Clay Pate, author, journalist, and warrior, alike unfortunate in each of these capacities, and in every thing that he has tried and lied and done or hoped for. A man-butterfly, whom no one would have ever thought of disturbing, with the vanity of the fabled frog he aspired to equal John Brown, and flew against his soul of fire — but only to be scorched for his pains, and pinned to a page of history by the stern old Puritan, and then placed, as a curious study, in the cabinet of human imbecilities forevermore. By way of a contrast, if for no other reason, he deserves a separate chapter here — does H. Clay Pate, of Black Jack and Virginia. Pate, by birth a Virginian, first sought to find fame and fortune in the city of Cincinnati. He published a thin volume of collegiate sketches, and several pointless, bombastically written stories, which, we are
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: the conquest of Kansas complete. (search)
adiness to fight, they willingly consented to do; but not until, in cold blood, they had murdered seven Free State men, not one of whom was armed, when they were taken prisoners by the invading forces. Mr. Cantroll was murdered by a ruffian named Forman, one of Captain Pate's men, who was wounded at Black Jack, carefully nursed at Prairie City, and dismissed by his captors uninjured. Of such were the Southern companies. The Captain of the dragoons, when near Prairie City, heard that Old John Brown was in the neighborhood, and sent a messenger to him, requesting to have an interview. The old man came in response to the call, and voluntarily offered to give up his prisoners, in order that they might be tried for their highway robberies. But the dragoons insisted that they should be unconditionally surrendered; as, whatever their offences might be, there was no warrant out against them; and to receive them as prisoners, as the old man proposed, would be tacitly to admit that civil
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 4: Exodus. (search)
Lakes to the Southern jail. A Canadian correspondent thus writes: John Brown's colony. Windsor, Upper Canada, Nov, 6, 1859. As every thing relative to Old John Brown is now interesting, I would inform your readers that I have spent a few hours in Windsor, Upper Canada, with seven of the twelve colored Missourians who are now residing in that place. The other five are living about nine miles in the country. These make the twelve persons taken by Brown last January into Canada. As various reports are afloat concerning them, I wish to inform all parties that those living here are very industrious. Two of the seven are men. They team, saw wood, and g all, or nearly all, of the useful articles given them by friends on their way, while escorted by that man whom they venerate. While I read aloud the sentence of Brown, with his speech, from the paper, to them, O, how affecting to see their tears and hear their sobs! Two women declared, if it could be, they would willingly die i
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: the conquering pen. (search)
. In that case you can send me any remarks of your own. I am gaining in health slowly, and am quite cheerful in view of my approaching end, being fully persuaded that I am worth inconceivably more to hang than for any other purpose. God Almighty bless and save you all. Your affectionate brother, John Brown. P. S. Nov. 13.-Say to my poor boys never to grieve for one moment on my account; and should many of you live to see the time when you will not blush to own your relation to Old John Brown, it will not be more strange than many things that have happened. I feel a thousand times more on account of my sorrowing friends than on my own account. So far as I am concerned, I count it all joy. I have fought the good fight, and have, as I trust, finished my course. Please show this to any of my family that you may see. My love to all; and may God, in his infinite mercy, for Christ's sake, bless and save you all. Your affectionate brother, J. Brown. Letter from a christ