lmly delivered in the midst of infuriated enemies, the Court assigned Charles J. Faulkner and Lawson Botts, both Virginians and pro-slavery men, as counsel for the defendants.
Mr. Faulkner, after conorily ordered him, and the prisoners consented, he would see that full justice was done them.
Mr. Botts accepted.
Mr. Harding then asked John Brown if he was willing to accept these gentlemen as y.
Mr. Harding. You are to have a fair trial.
John Brown. There were certain men-I think Mr. Botts was one of them — who declined acting as counsel, but I am not positive about it; I cannot remnse can be saved.
Mr. Harding. The question is, do you desire the aid of Messrs. Faulkner and Botts as your counsel?
Please to answer yes or no.
John Brown. I cannot regard this as an examinattlemen should act as your counsel?
Stevens. I am willing that gentleman shall, (pointing to Mr. Botts.)
Mr. Harding. Do you object to Faulkner?
Stevens. No; I am willing to take both.