ved in the family & stole them. In this he was detected by his Mother; & after having a full day to think of the wrong: received from her a thorough whipping.
When he was Five years old his Father
A correspondent thus writes of John Brown's father:
My recollections of John Brown begin in the winter of 1826-7.
I was then five years old. My father's family lived that winter at Hudson, Ohio, which was then one of the remotest of the settlements made by Connecticut people on their Western Reserve.
One of our nearest neighbors there was Mr. Owen Brown, who had removed to Hudson, not long before, from Connecticut.
I remember him very distinctly, and that he was very much respected and esteemed by my father.
He was an earnestly devout and religious man, of the old Connecticut fashion; and one peculiarity of his impressed his name and person indelibly upon my memory.
He was an inveterate and most painful stammerer — the first specimen of that infirmity that I had ever seen, and,