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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter
: the conquest of 8 Kansas complete. (search)
Chapter 11: return to the East. As soon as the Missourians retreated from Franklin, John Brown, with four sons, left Lawrence for the East, by the way of Nebraska Territory. When at Topeka he found a fugitive slave, whom, covering up .1 his wagon, he carried along with him. He was sick, and travelled slowly. Northern sq
ppeared 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 anies.
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 man to move on, as the troops were approaching, not knowing that