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Chapter 6: making ready. From the 16th of March, when John Brown was in Canada, up to the 16th of October, when he conquered Virginia,--a period of eight months,--it would neither be prudent nor just to trace his movements too minutely; and I do not propose to do so now. From the 20th to the 30th of March, he was at Cleveland, with Kagi. An incident of this residence is thus related by Wendell Phillips: Prudence, skill, courage, thrift, knowledge of his time, knowledge of his oppone
d of it is exceedingly imperfect.
Such as it is, here it is:
John Brown's speech.
He prefaced his remarks by saying that he had called for an admission fee that he might use in place of money he had expended upon the slaves on their way to Canada.
He remarked that since his last return to Kansas he had had no fight with the pro-slavery ruffians, although he had been threatened abundantly.
He wished to say that he had never lifted a finger towards any one whom he did not know was a viole
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter
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