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  Letter, Wendell Phillips to Dear Friend [Mary Brown]
Author: Phillips, Wendell
Date: February 25. Year not identified.

It would appear that abolitionist Wendell Phillips wrote this letter to the widow of John Brown shortly after Brown's December 1859 execution to convey to her some financial support--specifically, a $200 bank draft. Phillips mentioned Annie, one of the Brown daughters, and closed with, "What ripe fruit your noble husband's devotion is producing."

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: John Brown Collection, #299, Box 1, Folder 4
Item Number: 102502 Number of images: 2
Keywords: Abolitionists; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Brown, Mary Ann Day, 1816-1884; Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

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