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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 3: Fleshing the sword. (search)
nducted the engagement, stamped him as one of the first commanders of the age. The news of this engagement exasperated Denver, and he declared that Montgomery should be arrested. At this time one of Montgomery's men stopped a messenger from Fort the Governor. Montgomery opened it, found an account of the plans laid for his arrest, and then enclosed in it a note to Denver, in which he stated that if the Governor wanted him, he had only to do justice to the Free State men, and recall the troocreate a revolution. The leader was there — the troops were coming. But, alarmed by these symptoms of a rebellion, Governor Denver recalled the soldiery; and, accompanied by a prominent Free State politician, went down and made a treaty with Montgontgomery. On the 21st, learning that he and a number of his men had been indicted, in violation of the treaty with Governor Denver, Montgomery visited Fort Scott with a small party, took the Court and Grand Jury prisoners, quietly adjourned it, an