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  Letter, George Washington Brown to his mother
Author: Brown, George W (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: May 13, 1856

George Washington Brown, editor of the Herald of Freedom newspaper, was one of seven free state leaders arrested on May 14, 1856 on charges of high treason and held prisoner by federal troops near Lecompton. Writing to his mother on the day before his arrest, Brown expressed concern that his life could be in danger. He instructed his mother to use his estate to provide support for the Herald of Freedom.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: George Washington Brown Collection, #297, Box 1, Folder 1
Item Number: 100199 Number of images: 2
Keywords: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915; Free state cause; Herald of Freedom; Journalism; Kansas City, Missouri; Missouri; Newspapers; Prisoners

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