called Holton, a party of thirty proslavery men, who had followed them from Lecompton, approached so near that it was necessary to halt and make a defence.
The old man had at this time four white companions and three negro men. The whites were Stevens, Tidd, and Anderson, (who fought at Harper's Ferry,) and another Kansas boy. The Captain took possession of two log cabins in the wood, which the pursuers surrounded — at a distance,--while they sent to Atchison and Lecompton for further aid. Frentless as the grave, and its tools want a victim.
Cowardice will hang him, but humanity will stand appalled at the sacrifice of such a victim to the cruel Moloch.
When in Chicago, he sent his men in different directions, retaining Kagi and Stevens with him. A gentleman who conversed with him in that city thus writes to me:
There is one thing he charged me to do when I last saw him. It was this:
Do not allow any one to say I acted from revenge.
I claim no man has a right to reve