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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 9: battle of Ossawatomie. (search)
t Harper's Ferry. was there. He found him, and they left the camp together. The Captain was riding a splendid horse, and was dressed in plain white summer clothing. He wore a large straw hat, and was closely shaven; every thing about him was scrupulously clean. He made a great impression, by his appearance, on several of the company; who, without knowing him, at once declared that he must be a remarkable man in disguise. The old hero and his party then proceeded to Nebraska City, or Tabor, in Iowa, and left the wounded man and his brother there. General Lane was not with his army, but came down with a few friends,--among them Captain Brown,reached Topeka on the night of the 10th of August; and at once took command of the Free State forces. He immediately started for Lawrence, and, on arriving there, found that the Northern boys were preparing to attack the Georgians, then at Franklin. He and Captain Brown were both present at that skirmish. They proceeded on the same night t
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 11: return to the East. (search)
withal, rather a bore to us, we advised him to return to Plymouth. He seemed to follow our advice, but rode back to the dragoons, who had encamped for the night, and informed them where Old Brown lay sick. A detachment of the soldiery was instantly sent on to arrest him. Fortunately for the cause of the slave and American honor, they arrived too late. The old man had crossed the Nebraska line, and the officer in command did not dare to assume the responsibility of following him. At Tabor, in Iowa,--a little village of true friends of freedom,--the old man and his sons remained two or three weeks. This village was a colony from Oberlin, in Ohio, and contributed more money and provisions, in proportion to its population, than any other community in the Union. About the end of November, John Brown reached Chicago, and appeared before the National Kansas Committee, from whom, however, the only aid he obtained was a suit of clothes, which, although of the plainest cut and most comm
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 1: Whetting the sword. (search)
military science. Forbes engaged to be at Tabor, in Iowa, in June, to meet John Brown and his men tAug. 9 records the arrival of Col. Forbes, (at Tabor,) who from the frequent mention made of that wree years old this day. John Brown reached Tabor on the 7th of August, and Colonel Forbes, two ven by one of his sons. He left two others at Tabor. Here Cook's Confession (which, although fato St. Joseph, Mo., and stage from there to Tabor, Iowa, where he would remain for a few days. I h took stage for St. Joseph, and from thence to Tabor. I found C. P. Tidd and Leeman at Tabor. OurTabor. Our party now consisted of Captain John Brown, Owen Brown, A. D. Stephens, Charles Moffitt, C. P. Tiddm Leeman, and myself. We stopped some days at Tabor, making preparations to start. Here ce found re so anxious that we should go with them. At Tabor we procured teams for the transportation of abpe's rifles, which had been taken on as far as Tabor, one year before, at which place they had been[1 more...]
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 2: some shadows before. (search)
ly in his confidence, and filly worthy of it. These notes distinctly foreshadow the Liberator's plans; and, as they have been so grossly misrepresented, it is due to him, I think, that they should now be published, as far as prudence permits. After premising that all the young men of principle in Kansas, by the law of attraction or mental affinity, were the devoted friends and admirers of John Brown; and mentioning that, in November, 1857, Cook, Realf, and Kagi left the Territory for.Tabor, in Iowa, in his company; and recording his arrival in Lawrence under the name of Captain Morgan, on the 25th of June, 1858, he thus continues: A talk with John Brown and Kagi. On Sunday I held a very interesting conversation with Captain Brown, which lasted nearly the whole afternoon. The purport of it was, on his part, inquiries as to various public men in the Territory, and the condition of political affairs. He was very particular in his inquiries as to the movements and character of
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 4: Exodus. (search)
ingly advised to go into mourning for him, he said: he might go into black for many a worse man. This testimony from a kidnapper is not without value. Seventeen of the Topeka boys escorted the party of liberators to Nebraska City. The kidnappers, on being released, asked the old man to restore their horses and weapons. No, said John Brown, gravely; your legs will carry you as fast as you want to run; you won't find any more Old Browns between this and Atchison. The party reached Tabor in the first week of February, and travelled slowly across the State of Iowa. As he was performing this journey, men panting for the price of blood closely followed him; but the sight of his well-armed company prevented an attack on the band of liberators. He stopped at several villages, and was well received by the friends of freedom. From one of his hosts, we have the following letter, which was published at the time: Captain Brown in Iowa. Old Captain Brown of Kansas! I have
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, VII. Kansas and John Brown (search)
--indeed, nothing ever seemed to be decided in Kansas; the whole destiny of the Territory was one of drifting, until it finally drifted into freedom. Yet in view of the fact that certain rifles which we had brought, and which had been left at Tabor, Iowa, for future emergencies, were the same weapons which ultimately armed John Brown and his men at Harper's Ferry, it is plain that neither Governor Geary's solicitude nor the military expedition of Colonel Preston was at all misplaced. I form the means, he would not lose a day. But as I could not, unaided, provide the means, I was obliged to yield, as he did. He consented to postpone the enterprise and return to Kansas, carrying with him $500 in gold, and an order for certain arms at Tabor, which had belonged originally to the State Kansas Committee, but had since been transferred, in consideration of a debt, to our friend Stearns, who gave them to Brown on his own responsibility. Nearly a year now passed, during which I rarely he
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Songs of Labour and Reform (search)
is reverence in thy look; For that frail form which mortals wear The Spirit of the Holiest took, And veiled His perfect brightness there. Not from the shallow babbling fount Of vain philosophy thou art; He who of old on Syria's Mount Thrilled, warmed, by turns, the listener's heart, In holy words which cannot die, In thoughts which angels leaned to know, Proclaimed thy message from on high, Thy mission to a world of woe. That voice's echo hath not died! From the blue lake of Galilee, And Tabor's lonely mountain-side, It calls a struggling world to thee. Thy name and watchword o'er this land I hear in every breeze that stirs, And round a thousand altars stand Thy banded party worshippers. Not to these altars of a day, At party's call, my gift I bring; But on thy olden shrine I lay A freeman's dearest offering: The voiceless utterance of his will,— His pledge to Freedom and to Truth, That manhood's heart remembers still The homage of his generous youth. Election Day, 1841.