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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 11: return to the East. (search)
that design. It was known that another large party was coming in after me: this train several companies of cavalry and artillery marched northward to arrest. John Brown went up with them, and camped with them every night, although the Marshal, who led the force, had a writ for his arrest! He was then acting in the capacity of a surveyor-or appeared as such to them. He had a light wagon and a cow tied behind it. His surveyor's instruments were in the wagon in full sight. Letter from Joel Grover, of Lawrence. As soon as the military supplies had been stored, I left Topeka in company with a friend, and overtook the troops a few miles from Lexington, a town site on the prairie, thus named by the Massachusetts companies. Passing them, and travelling twelve miles farther, I found, lying sick in bed, at the solitary log hut at Plymouth, the venerable hero of Ossawatomie and Lawrence. My companion was a physician, who at once prescribed remedies for his fever. I urged the old ma