rred a plain tavern, where drovers and farmers lodged in a plain way. We went on to Philadelphia, and while there I was taken unwell, and could scarcely sit up. Capt. Brown nursed me as much as I had need of, and showed great skill and tenderness.
In May he set out for Kansas, and I lost sight of him for nearly a year.
Emerson is reported at this time to have said that John Brown was the truest hero-man he had ever met. Theodore Parker, also, said to a friend of mine, who spoke of Captain Montgomery as a man of more harmonious and cultivated intellect than John Brown, Do you know what you say, sir?
John Brown is one of the most extraordinary men of this age and nation.
Henry D. Thoreau styled him a true transcendentalist.
Mr. Stearns, an active and generous friend of Kansas, tells two incidents of John Brown's visit to Boston at this time, which are exceedingly characteristic of the old Puritan.
Shortly after his introduction to him, Mr. Stearns said, one day, half jesting
d the condition of political affairs.
He was very particular in his inquiries as to the movements and character of Captain Montgomery.
The massacre of the Marais-des-Cygnes was then fresh in the minds of the people.
I remember an expression which nded to stay some time, and that night (Sunday) Captain Brown announced they should go South in the morning to see Captain Montgomery, and visit his relatives.
The Rev. Mr. Adair's wife is the half-sister of Captain Brown.
They live near Ossawatomefore observed.
Soon after my arrival, he again engaged in conversation as to various public men in the Territory. Captain Montgomery's name was introduced, and I inquired how Mr. Brown liked him. The Captain was quite enthusiastic in praise of him, avowing a most perfect confidence in his integrity and purposes.
Captain Montgomery, he said, is the only soldier I have met among the prominent Kansas men. He understands my system of warfare exactly.
He is a natural chieftain, and knows how to
It was at this time that Captain James Montgomery, called on by the people, took the fhes, participated in their midnight forays.
Montgomery organized a force to resist them.
Brockett,rying success until the month of April, when Montgomery and his men were pursued by a force of fortyent exasperated Denver, and he declared that Montgomery should be arrested.
At this time one of Moner on his person addressed to the Governor.
Montgomery opened it, found an account of the plans lai fell on the clothing of the bed in which Mrs. Montgomery was sleeping.
She shouted, we're going trown left his house for Ossawatomie, and Captain Montgomery for Osage City; and, at the same time, tse was approaching, a messenger was sent for Montgomery, who arrived at midnight with thirteen men. ere thirteen squatters in the cabin, or that Montgomery lay in ambush in a ravine close by, coveringade with anti-slavery men. John Brown and James Montgomery, foreseeing further trouble, prepared for[3 more...]
rdoned all political offences up to that time, and which the Federal Governor was compelled, by the fear of renewed disturbances, to approve, in order to induce Montgomery to disband his organization.
Montgomery, sent for by the politicians, reached the town of Lawrence while John Brown was on his journey to it, for the purposeMontgomery, sent for by the politicians, reached the town of Lawrence while John Brown was on his journey to it, for the purpose of arranging to carry off his negroes.
To save Montgomery from the odium that his enemies had attempted to cast on him, for his supposed implication in the invasion of Missouri, the old man wrote his parallels from the Trading post in Lynn County.
During the absence of Montgomery and Brown, Kagi, who had been left in command,Montgomery and Brown, Kagi, who had been left in command, had two or three fights with the invaders.
Battle of the Spurs.
About the 20th of January, John Brown left Lawrence for Nebraska, with his emancipated slaves, who had been increased in number by the birth of a child at Ossawatomie.
It was named, Captain John Brown.
When at the third resting place of Jim Lane's army, whi