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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 114 4 Browse Search
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown 40 0 Browse Search
James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion 22 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 17 1 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, chapter 1.13 (search)
sing a Governor, Judges, Legislators, Executive State officers and municipal functionaries must inevitably have been included. Assuming the good faith of the framers of the Act, the Free State men proceeded to carry out their principles-first, by repudiating the code of enactments compiled by the invaders, and denying the authority of the officers they had elected and appointed to execute them; and, secondly, by calling on the pioneers to choose representatives to a Convention to be held at Topeka, for the purpose of forming a State Constitution. The squatters did so; the Topeka Constitution was adopted; and, on the 15th of January, 1856, an election under it, for State officers and legislators, was held throughout the Territory. The pro-slavery Mayor at Leavenworth forbade an election being held there. But there was one man, Captain R. P. Brown,--as brave a hero as his venerable namesake-who determined to resist this tyranny; and, on the adjournment of the polls to a neighboring
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: the conquest of Kansas complete. (search)
nvaders, for they, as soon as they crossed over the border, were organized into Territorial militia. The face of Freedom was gloomy; every where the South was triumphant, or had conquered; only one additional indignity remained to be inflicted. Topeka had hitherto escaped the ravages of the ruffians. There, Colonel Aaron C. Stevens, a man afterwards destined to be immortally associated in fame with John Brown, had a company of Free State boys, who were ever on the alert to defeat the designs ower of the invaders; the army, and the Government, Federal and Territorial, the Bench and the Jury box were in the hands of the oppressor; and our State Organization had been destroyed by the Dragoons; but this assemblage of eight hundred men at Topeka, on the 4th of July, inspired a feeling of unity and power never known before ; and, slowly coming to the Territory, with a little army, but a mightier influence of inspiring rude men with furious passions, was General Jim Lane; while, in the woo
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 9: battle of Ossawatomie. (search)
their inland strongholds. Let us follow John Brown during this eventful period. From the 4th of July till the 30th of August, he was neither idle nor inactive. With a wounded son-in-law, who had been shot at the battle of Black Jack, he left Topeka about the end of July; and, on the 5th of August, entered the camp of the organized Northern companies, then known as Jim Lane's army, at a place four miles from the northern boundary line, which the emigrants had named Plymouth, in honor of the n 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 Ca
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, X. John Brown's defence of Lawrence. (search)
iately despatching a messenger to Lawrence for reinforcements and a small six-pound howitzer, with directions to come via Topeka, Lane withdrew his men a few miles to the west, and encamped for the night near a spring, where he found a copy of the inowards the people of Kansas, and thereupon disbanded his men; and after having sent another messenger, also by the way of Topeka, to countermand his previous order for reinforcements, he proceeded in person to the north line of the territory. But Colonel Harvey, to whom this message was sent, instead of going by Topeka, commenced his march directly for Hickory Point, on Saturday night, about ten o'clock, with about one hundred and fifty men, and one piece of cannon. He arrived there about two ed. But during this transaction, another scene in the Kansas drama was enacted at Lawrence. Brown, who had been up to Topeka, was on his way home, and remained in Lawrence over Sunday. His little army --which consisted of some eighteen or twenty
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 11: return to the East. (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 squatters, at this time, were constantly leaving the Territory in large numbers. In coming down with a train of emigrants, in October, I met two or three hundred of thes surveyor-or appeared 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 the prairie, thus named by the Massachusetts companies. Passing them, and travelling twelve miles farther, I found, lying sick in bed, at the solitary l
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 1: Whetting the sword. (search)
tain Cook. Dear Sir: You will please get every thing ready to join me at Topeka by Monday night next. Come to Mrs. Sheridan's, two miles south of Topeka, andTopeka, and bring your arms, ammunition, clothing, and other articles you may require. Bring Parsons with you if he can get ready in time. Please keep very quiet about the maton could not get ready. I left them at Lawrence, and started in a carriage for Topeka. Stopped at the hotel over night, and left early the next morning for Mrs. She meet Captain Brown. Staid a day and a half at Mrs. Sheridan's — then lift for Topeka, at which place we were joined by Stephens, Moffitt, and Kagi. Left Topeka forTopeka for Nebraska City, and camped at night on the prairie north-east of Topeka. Here, for the first, I learned that we were to leave Kansas to attend a military school duriTopeka. Here, for the first, I learned that we were to leave Kansas to attend a military school during the winter. It was the intention of the party to go to Ashtabula County, Ohio Next morning I was sent back to Lawrence to get a draft of eighty dollars cashed, a
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 2: some shadows before. (search)
oked at me with a peculiar expression in the eyes, as if struck by the word, and in a musing manner remarked, Abortion!--yes, that's the word. He then spoke of Governor Robinson's actions as being of a weather-cock character, and asked if it was true that Colonel Phillips had written his first two messages to the Topeka Legislature. I told him my reasons for believing the truth of the statement, among other things mentioning that the first draft of the message sent to the Legislature at Topeka, in June, 1857, as placed in the hands of the printers, was in Phillips' handwriting. At this John Brown grew angry — the only time I ever saw him so. He denounced the act severely, declaring it a deception to which no one should lend himself. I replied that Phillips had done for the best without doubt; that the Free State men had placed Robinson in the position, and that they must sustain him in it. The Captain answered shortly, All nonsense. No man has a right to lend himself to a d
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 4: Exodus. (search)
n the old man's presence. They returned to Atchison, I was told, and one of them indiscreetly related the story: the ridicule that overwhelmed them compelled them to leave the town. The overland journey. Kagi, in the mean time, arrived at Topeka from the South, and found the town in a great commotion. News had just arrived that Old Brown was surrounded. As soon as he appeared, all the fighting boys flocked around him. At the head of forty mounted men, he started at once to rescue his oac on the subject of slavery, he was an honest and brave man. On being jestingly 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 f