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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Monday, may 10th, 1859-- (search)
Monday, may 10th, 1859--9 1/2 P. M. The Convention assembled and went into balloting for the election of Treasurer and Secretary of Treasury. Owen Brown was elected to the former office, and George B. Gill to the latter. The following resolution was then introduced by Mr. Brown, and unanimously passed. Resolved, That John Brown, J. H. Kagi, Richard Realf. L. F. Parsons, C. H. Tidd, C. Whipple, C. W. Moffit, John E. Cook, Owen Brown, Steward Taylor, Osborn Anderson. A. M. Ellsworth, Richard Richardson, W. H. Leeman, and John Lawrence, be, and are hereby, appointed a Committee, to whom is delegated the power of the Convention to fill by election all offices specially named in the Provisional Constitution, which may be vacant after the adjournment of the Convention. The Convention then adjourned sine die. Signed, J. Kagi, Secretary of the Convention
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 6: making ready. (search)
d neither be prudent nor just to trace his movements too minutely; and I do not propose to do so now. From the 20th to the 30th of March, he was at Cleveland, with Kagi. An incident of this residence is thus related by Wendell Phillips: Prudence, skill, courage, thrift, knowledge of his time, knowledge of his opponents, und which, by the laws of the United States, is an indictable and penitentiary offence.. On Tuesday, the 22d of March, a large meeting was held at Cleveland, at which Kagi and John Brown were invited to speak. Kagi described the scenes I have endeavored to depict in the chapter entitled, Fleshing the Sword. John Brown was then callKagi described the scenes I have endeavored to depict in the chapter entitled, Fleshing the Sword. John Brown was then called on, and made a speech; but the report preserved of it is exceedingly imperfect. Such as it is, here it is: John Brown's speech. He prefaced his remarks by saying that he had called for an admission fee that he might use in place of money he had expended upon the slaves on their way to Canada. He remarked that since his
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: sword in hand. (search)
and Watson, Stevens and two others, were stationed inside of the Armory grounds; Kagi, with Leeman, Stewart Taylor, Anderson, (black,) and Copeland, (colored,) held tand, as only five persons were stationed inside, the building was soon carried. Kagi and his men attempted to cross the river, and four of them succeeded in reachingried for quarter, or ceased to keep up the unequal conflict, until the corpse of Kagi, riddled with balls, floated down the river, followed by one of his faithful blaking of the rifle works, William II. Leeman, having probably been despatched by Kagi with a message to Captain Brown, was seen, pursued, and attempted to escape by stary of War, the 15th day of October, 1859. John Brown, Commander-in-Chief. J. H. Kagi, Secretary of War. While the fight at the rifle works was going on, Captto the Liberators looked extremely gloomy. In the rivers floated the corpses of Kagi, Leeman, Stewart Taylor, and Win. Thompson. Imprisoned, and near to death, lay
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 10: spoils of war. (search)
this clever exploit stated that they found a large quantity of blankets, boots, shoes. clothes, tents, and 1500 pikes with large blades affixed. They also discovered a carpet bag. containing documents throwing much light on the affair, printed constitutions and by-laws of an organization showing or indicating ramifications in various States of the Union. In this carpet bag were found various unimportant notes, from prominent persons in different States ; letters to J. Henrie, meaning Kagi; and Friend Isaac, meaning Captain Brown-- referring chiefly to the old man's Kansas work ; brief entries, in journals, of subscriptions received, and journeys made, and hardships endured in Iowa, the Eastern States, and Canada; copies of the Constitution, and of books of military tactics, with numerous receipts and bills for stock and provisions purchased for the war of liberation. In the mean time, now that the fight was over, the valiant Virginians flocked to Harper's Ferry. Governor W
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 4: State evidence closed. (search)
c. Mr. Hunter. I prefer to prove them by Mr. Campbell. John Brown. Either way you please. The bundle of letters was then opened; each was identified by Campbell, and then handed to the prisoner, who, in a firm tone, replied, Yes-- that is mine, as soon as he recognized his writing. Mr. hunter presented the form of Government established by the insurgents, and read a list of the members of the Convention. It is headed, William Charles Morris, President of the Convention, and II. Kagi, Secretary of the Convention. On handing the list to Brown, he exclaimed, with a groan, That is my signature. 3r. Ball, master machinist of the Armory, one of the prisoners made by Captain Brown, testified as to his arrest, and stated that he was conducted to Captain Brown, who told me his object was to free the slaves, and not the making of war on the people; that my person and private property would be safe; that his war was against the accursed system of slavery; that he had power to d
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